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  • The world’s first fully automated vinyl weeding machine

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    May 15, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    GALILEO:- the world’s first fully automated vinyl weeding machine.

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    ADVANTAGES
    > WORK TIMES ARE REDUCED BY A FACTOR OF 2 AND ONLY MINIMAL HUMAN INTERVENTION IS REQUIRED
    > AN IMPROVEMENT IN QUALITY AND REPETITIVE RESULTS ARE GUARANTEED
    > THE SYSTEM IS USER FRIENDLY AND EASY TO PROGRAM
    > HIGH PRECISION: EVEN 1 SQUARE MILLIMETER SCRAPS CAN BE MANAGED
    > SWIFT: RAPID SETUP TIME AND HIGH THROUGHPUT, DOUBLE WITH RESPECT TO HUMAN OPERATOR
    > VERSATILE: CAPABILITY TO ADDRESS ALL TYPES OF COUPLED FILMS, IN SHEETS OR ROLLS
    > RELIABLE: LOW MAINTENANCE
    > JOIN THE REVOLUTION

    THE TECHNOLOGY
    > FEEDING: sheets and rolls having width and weight up to 150 cm and 500 kg, respectively.
    > PLANNING: a dedicated proprietary software automatically analyses the vector file and plans the best
    sequence of weeding operations.
    > WEEDING: internal/micro and external/macro weed removal is automatically performed.
    > STACKING: output sheets are stacked and waste material is compacted.

    CORE SPECIFICATIONS
    > REPEATABILITY: +- 0.05 MM
    > POSITION ACCURACY: +- 0.1 MM
    > TYPICAL PRODUCIVITY FOR INTERNAL/SMALL WEED REMOVAL: 0.7 PZ/S
    > MAXIMUM SPEED: 70 M/min
    > MAX ACCELERATION 1.5 G
    > OPERATING ROOM TEMPERATURE: FROM 15°C TO 28°C
    > ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS: AC 3PH+N+GND 200/400 V 50/60 HZ 32 A

    For more Information visit: http://www.galileoweedingmachine.it/

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  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    June 4, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Ah..but can it make Tea and sweep the floor?

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 4, 2016 at 3:06 pm
    quote Phill Fenton:

    Ah..but can it make Tea and sweep the floor?

    Funny enough they are now bringing out a new model called the Galiteao 😀

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    June 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Oh mama Mia mama Mia

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    [emoji2] [emoji2] [emoji2]

    that said, if we take weeding our our average day there will be plenty time for drinking tea!

    I don’t see this any use for the average sign shop but certainly for the high volume runs by larger companies.
    i wonder much it costs though…

  • Pane Talev

    Member
    June 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    If memory serves me well, the weeding machine that I’ve seen at Fespa in Cologne last year had a price tag of 225.000 euro.
    Even if i have the money for this machine I will employ people to weed vinyl. I cannot see this machine justifying its price tag. But maybe that’s why I’m small business, because of my attitude not to want to expand.

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 4, 2016 at 6:02 pm
    quote Pane Talev:

    had a price tag of 225.000 euro.

    Surely you have the decimal point in wrong place there?
    I actually guessed it in at about £20k – £25k but no way would I have put it at £200k+

  • Pane Talev

    Member
    June 4, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I did ask twice about the price.

  • Duncan Wilkie

    Member
    June 4, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    An amazing engineering job. :appl: I don’t now how you could justify the investment. 20,000. Seems low 220,000. Is out of sight. But then back in the day we spent over 20,000 on a Gerber sprint. And 200. Per font.

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 5, 2016 at 12:03 am
    quote Duncan Wilkie:

    back in the day we spent over 20,000 on a Gerber sprint. And 200. Per font.

    Exactly what i said yesterday Duncan… :thumbup2:

    I would like to see how much is involved in the initial setup before it starts and what software input must be done.
    I think large runs of graphics, and roll to roll weeding, this would be great!

  • David Hammond

    Member
    June 5, 2016 at 6:21 am

    I dont think it does roll to roll weeding though, looking at their site it only does sheet feeding.

    I would assume each sheet will need to be exactly the same size in order for it know the start point?

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 5, 2016 at 9:48 pm
    quote David Hammond:

    I dont think it does roll to roll weeding though, looking at their site it only does sheet feeding.

    I would assume each sheet will need to be exactly the same size in order for it know the start point?

    I think the one in the video is the smaller of the two David.
    Theres a second machine and i am sure it has a roll setup to the front of it.

    That said. Plotters come with auto sheet cut functions. So can easily be set to keep chopping at a certain page size if its the smaller machine of the two.

    Thinking on it more… I recon there must be a fixed page size, maybe much bigger on the larger machine. I say that because logic would be that the machine can’t "prefeed half weeded media and then proceed. if that makes sense?
    that said, i guess it maybe could if the base is a conveyor.

  • Miroslav Penev

    Member
    June 6, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Crazy…. but I preferred to work with my hands, to feel the material PVC or wood doesn’t matter, cause Im putting love in every job I do…

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 6, 2016 at 7:53 am
    quote Miroslav Penev:

    I preferred to work with my hands, to feel the material PVC or wood doesn’t matter, cause Im putting love in every job I do…

    Can you start working with me from Monday? 😉 :lol1: :lol1:

  • Dan Smith

    Member
    June 6, 2016 at 7:55 am

    200k!!!

    Wow! I would just hire a guy for 10 years with that money. I can see this machine causing all sorts of problems. Random dots in web address’s going missing or torn letters…

  • Miroslav Penev

    Member
    June 7, 2016 at 3:10 am
    quote Robert Lambie:

    quote Miroslav Penev:

    I preferred to work with my hands, to feel the material PVC or wood doesn’t matter, cause Im putting love in every job I do…

    Can you start working with me from Monday? 😉 :lol1: :lol1:

    You got it! :thumbup2:

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 9, 2016 at 12:02 am
    quote Miroslav Penev:

    You got it! :thumbup2:

    :thumbup2: :lol1:

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