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Pneumatic manipulator of stock ining for plastic boots controlles by fuzzy logic for injection footwear industry

Objective



The footwear technology of plastic boot consists of the injection of the upper over a sock lining and than the moulding of the sole onto the upper by a injection machine. A common problem of the bootmakers is the continuous potential danger of serious accidents that can occur to the workman that operates near the injection machine for lasting the sock lining on the aluminium last. This project is aimed to develop a pneumatic manipulator to be enslaved to the rotary machine which is able to last, stitch and cut a sock lining on the last simulating the movements of the hands. To obtain a smooth and adaptive adjusting of the sock lining on the last, the actuators of the manipulator will be driven by fuzzy logic control system.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

Dini Engineering Srl
Address
Via Privata Lawley 2
56031 56013 Bientina
Italy