CFT - A CLEAN CUT OF THE CERAMIC FLOOR TILE
Ceramic tiles, when cut, produce dust which turns into mud when the water used to cool the process is added. The dumped mud has an environmental impact and has to be disposed off carefully. The initiative’s objectives are to adopt a dry cycle system by blocking the product in a predetermined fixed position, engraving the cutting guideline and then bombarding the outline ultrasonically in order to cut the tiles.
- Doing so will result in the complete elimination of ceramic mud during cutting and an 85% reduction at the grinding phase, leading to an overall reduction in manufacturing discards of 90%. The consumption of electricity will also be dramatically reduced, the initiative estimates by 98%, and no water will be needed.
- But it is not just the environment that stands to benefit, the noise during the production process will be reduced from -3 to -5dB leading to a significant improvement in working conditions.
Name: Alberto Goldoni