PROMOT Automation is an Austrian industrial machine manufacturer specializing in material-handling technology. The company provides systems, advice and services for the automation of cutting machine tools for machine tool manufacturers and users. Their three business areas are:
- workpiece handling
- pallet handling
- tool handling
The Upper Austrian company supplies automated systems to international clients from sectors including car manufacturing, aircraft manufacturing, tool and mechanical engineering. PROMOT currently employs over 250 members of staff and has an export quota of 95%.
PROMOT produces between 200 and 250 automated systems each year. Numerous different types of signs are required for the systems, e.g. information signs or data plates. Depending on the size of the system, up to a few hundred signs are needed, in exceptional cases even up to 1000 signs. In the beginning, the engraved signs were provided by external service providers. Due to the large number of information signs, the decision was made to manufacture them in-house.
We opted for the Speedy Laser from Trotec because it offered the best price-performance ratio. The TroCare Service Package and the proximity of Trotec Laser also had a strong influence on our purchase decision. Since then, Trotec has proven to be the right choice for PROMOT.
Initially, sign engraving was carried out using a mechanical engraving machine. Since 2016 Promot has been using a Trotec CO2 laser Speedy 360 for the manufacturing of signs, mainly using double layer synthetic laminate or anodized aluminum. For PROMOT this yields an average capacity of approx. 60% daily. The laser is operated by 10 people in total.
Easy operation for all users
The process flow is easy. The system planners at PROMOT Automation produce the requisite signs in their planning tool and send these directly from the program via print drivers to the laser. No additional software is needed. Besides that the requisite laser parameters are already recorded for all the materials used, thus making it easy for all users to operate the laser engraving machine.