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Enkotec A/S
Stand: 16 D40

One of the greatest annoyances for nail producers is downtime — from box changes to locating and fixing issues. The traditional solution has been to hire skilled operators and mechanics, but the industry is currently facing a shortage of workers.

The team at Enkotec has created a solution that both minimises downtime and reduces labour intensity. The latest version of the ENKOline will be presented at wire 2024.

The addition of a new compact safety fence on the ENKOpayoff payoff machine enables the ENKOnail+ to start and stop automatically, without jeopardising safety or sacrificing footprint. When placed in an in-line configuration with the ENKOveyor magnetic conveyor, ENKOroll thread rolling machine and ENKOveyor Smart Belt conveyor, the ENKOline functions as a complete end-to-end nail production solution.

Equipped with the ENKOsmart software platform — an advanced system of interconnected applied sensor technology that allows the individual machines in the line to communicate with each other — the new ENKOline offers a range of advantages such as automatic nail transportation, a reduced footprint and auto-stop/start capabilities.

For example, when the ENKOveyor Smart Belt conveyor senses that the nail box at the end of the line is almost full it will send a signal to put the thread roller into idle mode, which will in turn send a signal to the magnetic conveyor in front of the thread roller and the nail machine, causing them to stop. This allows the operator to change the box without having to shut down the whole line. As soon as the ENKOveyor senses that the box has been changed, it will send a signal to the other machines to resume their normal production, automatically starting the line again. This also allows one operator to manage up to four ENKOlines at the same time.

The ENKOline can be arranged in various configurations, including a range of collating solutions, which will be demonstrated at wire in Düsseldorf.

Advanced sensors and the ENKOsmart software platform allow the monitoring of nail production and the collection of data about machine performance, which can be viewed on an interactive touchscreen. The sensors can identify and report errors on the touchscreen interface, so repairs can begin immediately.

The ENKOsmart system provides remote connectivity for real-time troubleshooting and support from the service engineers at Enkotec HQ. The ENKOline is also IIoT-enabled.