Editorial Magazine 2018/2

“THE INTELLIGENT FACTORY – THE ECOLOGICAL FACTORY – THE INNOVATIVE FACTORY”

“Competitiveness” is a word that is being frequently heard from economists, politicians and contractors and the competitiveness between companies has become a fight in the open market all over the world regarding total quality and production costs.

This is how the concept of “intelligent factory” was created, referring to a production unit which, by means of special equipment, both for production and for control, is capable of “self-management”, of reducing costs, of continuously improving the final quality, and employing the fewest people possible.

For some time now specialized companies have been venturing upon this fascinating and difficult task with excellent results. These will be illustrated by technical experts at the next appointment in Torino (Interall Seminar – October 2018).

What are the characteristics of an “intelligent factory”? It is a matter of creating a production plant that is completely managed and controlled by electric and electronic equipment, capable of controlling the greatest possible number of production stages, of reducing downtime between one stage and another, of reducing – and possibly eliminating – waste, of saving on energy costs as much as possible, and of using raw materials with a minimum percentage of waste.  The target must be to set up a production line that will supply perfect articles that can be defined as “defect-free” at quality control, before the final stage and at the testing at the end of the process in order to reach the same level of high-quality production technology of many other sectors.

Another important subject of the international technical seminar will be ecology and innovative zero discharge methods which can replace evaporators with their expensive operational costs.

A topic that will be also illustrated in the 2018 October seminar is innovation in extrusion and, last but not least, innovation for new uses of aluminium and its finishes.

Innovation is the “magical” word that allows to conquer new markets and maintain current customers and this is the reason why the third subject of the October international seminar is innovation.

In particular, among the various technical innovations, the new Decorcoat process will be presented. It allows to create special effects on coated or anodized aluminium sheets to obtain decorative and communicative results: in fact, the images, taken from reality or abstract, can have both a decorative and a communicative impact, therefore with the Decorcoat technology, also aluminium can be used for these purposes.

The fields of application can be: architectural, internal furnishing, commercial signs. In particular, a visit to an important plant in Torino, will allow technical seminar participants to view a great architectural application where Decorcoat is used in more than a thousand square meters.

The 22nd ExtruFinishing technical international seminar will allow participants to preview some of the topics of the 11th Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress that will take place in April 2019.

For information on the 22nd ExtruFinishing Seminar and the 11th Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress please contact Interall Srl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., http://www.aluminium2000.com or call +39-059-282390.