• Components and solutions - PLC/HMI, robotic applications, servo and motion, inverter, sensor technology, SCADA, SW solutions
• Laser marking, barcode readers, traceability solutions
• Assembly, quality check, manipulation, process solutions
• Programming, service, trainings, application support
SIMAP GROUP - A reliable partner in industrial automation and innovation
At SIMAP GROUP, we are supplying comprehensive solutions for industrial
automation and industrial marking, distributing automation components and
machines to leading companies in Slovakia and the Czech Republic for
We specialize in industrial marking, automation of production lines, machines
and processes from the SCADA level to Industry 4.0. At the same time, we
closely specialize in the distribution of machines, industrial marking and
automation assortment from well-known manufacturers Mitsubishi Electric, Lasit,
Datalogic, Gefran, IPF Electronic, Apex Dynamics and Aso Safety Solutions.
The only authorized service for Mitsubishi Electric robots in Slovakia
In cooperation with Mitsubishi Electric, we design complete robotic
workplaces and supply 6-axis, collaborative and SCARA robots. We operate in
Slovakia as the only authorized service partner of Mitsubishi Electric for
robotic systems. We perform service precisely and quickly. You can rely on us at
We are a stable partner
At SIMAP GROUP, we bring together experts with 15 or more years of
experience in the field of industrial automation, production, logistics, design,
implementation of solutions and programming. We place emphasis on education, the
use of the latest technologies and the introduction of innovations into
For 15 years we have been a stable partner of leading companies in the
Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic in the field of logistics, food, car
production, electronics, engineering, textile industry, energy and water
management. We have been cooperating with our clients for a long time.
Tailor-made solutions for each task
In our team of experts in several areas of industrial automation and related
industries, we develop solutions that solve the problems of entering our
customers as efficiently as possible and meet the set KPIs, including TCO and
fast return. We work professionally, during the whole cooperation we approach
the implementation of the project individually and seriously.
We will help you with the automation of production lines and processes from
the SCADA level, data collection to the implementation of Industry 4.0 and the
introduction of the latest technologies into processes. We also specialize in
the supply of technological units, parts of technologies, safety elements,
automation of the processes themselves and increase of efficiency or cost
savings, testing, industrial marking and tracking of products.
We provide the entire process, including design, testing, programming,
installation, support in application development, delivery of complete
solutions. During the entire process, we provide technical support, warranty and
Distribution of automation and consumer components
We supply our partners with quality automation components according to
technical requirements and consumables. We distribute products from proven
manufacturers Mitsubishi Electric, Lasit, Datalogic, Gefran, IPF Electronic,
Apex Dynamics and Aso Safety Solutions.
In our range of automation products you will find lasers for integration into
production lines, laser engraving machines of medium and high productivity,
SCARA, collaborative, 6-axis and special robots, cameras and machine vision and
software for Industry 4.0 and industrial equipment.
You will also find a wide range of PLCs, HMIs, industrial displays, control
panels for CNC machines, frequency converters, servo drives, planetary
gearboxes, intelligent sensors, camera systems, all types of industrial
scanners, barcode scanners, controllers, control units, power supplies, heating
bodies, circuit breakers, contactors, semiconductor switching elements, LED
lighting, safety elements for workplaces and many other accessories.
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Laser marking is the most effective and the cheapest type of industrial
marking. Of all the types of industrial marking, lasers operate with the lowest
operating costs. How is it possible? They are basically simple in construction
without mechanical parts and at the same time do not need any consumables for
operation other than electricity.
Advantages of laser marking
low operating costs
high marking speed
high definition marking of products
excellent readability and high contrast markings
laser marking is designed for all types of materials
marking without damage and deformation of products
fast return of investment – up to 1 year
without additional consumable costs
Costs and returns
The return of laser marking depends on the size of the production. The
average return is up to 1 year in the case of engraving machines and
tailor-made integration into production lines. After the purchase of a machine
or a complete tailor-made solution, the costs of acquiring the technology will
be repaid during the first year. For years to come, laser marking makes a profit
with minimal maintenance costs. In terms of service life, it is only necessary
to replace laser tubes with a lifetime tmore than 50,000 hours. The marking is
thus trouble-free for a long time and contributes to continuous operation
Universal marking for all materials
Laser marking is suitable for all types of materials. Organic materials such
as leather, glass, plastics, thermoplastics, temperature sensitive materials,
paper, cardboard, thin materials and foils, painted materials, metals, stainless
steel, anodized aluminum, special tools, coated materials, ceramics and
Depending on the type of marked materials, it is necessary to choose a
suitable type of laser medium and wavelength. Semiconductor, fiber, YAG, YVO4
lasers, infrared and CO2 lasers are used to make industrial marking.
Types of laser marking
At SIMAP GROUP, we specialize in both types of laser marking. We design
solutions for industrial marking with lasers from market leaders –
manufacturers Datalogic and Lasit. In our offer you will also find robust
engraving machines made by Lasit. Laser marking for integration Laser heads can
be integrated into production units, production lines. In tailor-made
applications, we implement product tracking, static marking and marking on the
fly. We make the entire application from design, calculation returns, to
technology delivery and integration.
Laser engraving machines
Laser engraving machines are also used to mark parts. Operation is performed
by an operator or robot, which automatically fills and removes engraved parts
from the machine.
In our offer you will find laser engraving machines of the Italian
manufacturer Lasit in various designs. From compact dimensions, equipment
suitable for smaller series or irregular marking to extremely powerful laser
engravers for marking thousands of pieces per day.
Depending on the engraving machine range, technologies such as motorized
axes, rotary head and rotary axis for marking cylindrical parts, TTL vision
system for extremely accurate marking of small parts, tilting rotary axis and
material clamps are available.
Medium productivity laser engraving machines are designed to mark hundreds of
parts a day. They have a robust and at the same time compact construction.
Different types of lasers are available for marking all types of materials.
Engraving machines are available in a compact design – suitable for table and
If you need to mark thousands of items a day, these engravers are the best in
performance and productivity. They are designed to label smaller thousands of
products on a daily basis. The robust and variable design allows the marking of
oversized parts that may be larger than the engraver itself. Thanks to a larger
number of motorized axes, pneumatic doors and technology enabling mass marking
of products on pallets, laser marking and engraving is really effective.
Time-saving and productive.
High productivity laser engravers are designed for marking complex and
complicated parts. Thanks to the robust construction, they can mark thousands of
parts a day during continuous operation, without failures. They have
technologies that allow the highest degree of automation. They are equipped with
a rotary table and are ready for robotic applications, while at the same time
they can mark and be supplied with other components.
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Innovation of production with Industry 4.0
The innovations coming with Industry 4.0 bring with them a number of
changes. These are most felt in the economy and the work segment due to the
complete restructuring and change of social habits related to the change of
The biggest challenge for Industry 4.0 is to increase competitiveness with
low-wage countries, to address the skills shortage of globalization. With the
next industrial revolution, the level of automation increases significantly.
Industry 4.0 production concept addresses these challenges, including more
flexible, less expensive production and individualization of products for
Data is the key to success
Data sharing between all levels from customer output, after-sales service,
marketing and production components is a key factor in advanced automation.
There is a constant exchange of data and information between all components
of Industry 4.0. In practice, this means that, for example, on the example of
the car's service interval (the need to replace a part), its production of a
part is initiated sufficiently in advance and subsequent installation in a
service station. This guarantees optimal timing of production, logistics and
A great example is the production of individualized products in mass
production while maintaining low production costs.
Internet of Things – The Backbone of Industry 4.0
The basis of data exchange are complex networks, product databases and
integration of production facilities. Within the network, individual devices
communicate thanks to microchips that share information within the network, the
Internet and the cloud.
As part of production processes, production equipment and machines receive
the right information about a specific product and its parameters on the basis
of RFID chips, bar codes or markings made on products and semi-finished
products. Autonomous communicating devices perform autonomous decision-making
processes that connect real-world inputs on the Internet of Things with the
cyber physical world of machinery and equipment in manufacturing and
Internet of things in practice
How the Internet of Things connects reality with production is best
understood by example. Imagine that a car's brake discs have built-in wear and
condition sensors that constantly monitor their condition. At the specified
interval before the end of life, the control system reports the error or
imminent damage to the owner, manufacturer and production operator.
The manufacturer's production system continuously receives data and
receives instructions for the production of brake discs with the parameters of
the vehicle on the basis of the order confirmation by the owner. When ordering,
the owner chooses the place of exchange or delivery. The interconnected systems
automatically plan production, logistics and possible replacement in the
Advantages of Industry 4.0 in practice
In contrast to conventional mass production and smaller individualized
production, the flexible industry 4.0 solves extreme individualization while
maintaining low costs. This is thanks to mass production, which, thanks to the
data, can be easily adapted to the production of individualized products to
measure without massive changes. With the gradually increasing machine learning
curve, it is possible to achieve real low costs and savings in the production of
special customized products. Industry 4.0 is the only effective solution to the
growing demand for bespoke products.
Implementation of industry 4.0 in cooperation with SIMAP GROUP
At SIMAP GROUP, we implement Industry 4.0 with the e-F@ctory concept and
technologies from Mitsubishi Electric. The intelligent factory has been
developed by the company for more than 17 years. It brings innovative
technologies of Industry 4.0 with simple scalability, modularity, efficient
data evaluation and processing, communication between devices and the cloud in
This solution includes all parts of production from human-machine
interface – PLC, HMI, MES, SCADA systems, robotic, tracking processes, line
drives – servo and frequency converters, sensors, analysis, data processing
and communication with superior IT systems, databases via the Internet
The Mitsubishi Electric e-F@ctory concept brings greater efficiency, a larger
production volume with lower costs and production time. Production is continuous
and safe. The concept meets all safety, collaborative and Industry
On the SIMAP GROUP website, you will learn more about the implementation of
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Intelligent robotics with Mitsubishi Electric
Industrial robots are an integral part of industrial automation. Thanks to
innovative technologies, with the growing number of robotic applications, we are
successfully increasing production volumes while reducing costs.
Precision robots from the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric using the
latest technologies. This makes it one of the world's leaders in extreme
precision, speed, collaboration with workers and machines, safety and favorable
operating costs. Mitsubishi Electric is the only manufacturer of collaborative
robots whose cobots meet all collaborative and safety standards.
Integration with industry 4.0
All Mitsubishi Electric robots have an intelligent interface ready for
integration into the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 processes. The key
technologies are FA-IT functions for easy integration of the GOT and iQ
platforms via the CC-Link industrial network. As part of Industry 4.0,
Mitsubishi Electric robots use predictive maintenance and are ready to integrate
with systems for automatic data processing and evaluation, including production
Key features of Mitsubishi Electric robots
Thanks to the improved Melfa Safe Plus technology, which meets all safety
standards, robotic and collaborative applications are maximally safe.
Collaboration with machines and operators is seamless and production is
In addition to lower production and process management costs, flexibility
brings greater productivity. With the intelligent FA-IT interface, production is
very easily adaptable to a new type of task. Robot integration is very simple
The most accurate robots on the market
Japanese manufacturers are world famous for being meticulous and developing
sophisticated products. This is no different with Mitsubishi Electric robots.
The robots use machine learning, thanks to which the robot's movements are
corrected in real time. It optimizes the time of execution of tasks and
significantly increases the accuracy of robots. Mitsubishi Electric robots are
the only ones on the market with an accuracy of up to 0.02 mm.
Vertical 6-axis robots
Mitsubishi Electric 6-axis robots have a robust design, high load capacity
and optimized cycles lasting only 0.32 seconds. They can handle tasks with high
sensitivity and a load capacity of 2 to 70 kilograms. They have IP
67 protection as standard.
The main uses are processes such as component packaging, product and label
quality control, cleaning, polishing, handling and palletizing, product assembly
and screwdriving, laser marking and cutting, machine operation, component
sorting and application / gluing of materials.
Collaborative robots are the newest product from the Mitsubishi Electric
factory. They are the only ones on the market, which meet all collaborative and
safety standards. The innovative technologies they use in practice result in
lower production costs and TCO. The return on cobots is 1 year by default.
The integration of Mitsubishi Electric collaborative robots is simple and
seamless. Thanks to intuitive control, even an untrained operator can handle the
cobot. Adaptation to a new type of production is for cobots quick and
Thanks to advanced safety functions, they are extremely safe for operators.
They also collaborate with autonomous AGV and AMR vehicles, which can relocate
them during production if necessary.
SCARA robots for front mounting
SCARA robots are used in horizontal applications with high speed
requirements. They are suitable for every industry and tasks from delicate micro
operations, assembly to heavy-duty packaging and palletizing of heavy
Precise cycles of SCARA robots last an amazing 0.29 seconds, with a load
capacity of 3 to 20 kilograms and an arm range of up to 1000 mm. They are
suitable for more demanding conditions and food production with high hygienic
SCARA robots from Mitsubishi Electric are commonly used for component
assembly, packaging, palletizing, packaging, product marking, soldering, sorting
and filling product packaging.
Robots for specific applications
Special robots are applications in the pharmaceutical, food and other
industries. They are extremely accurate, compact and fast. Micromanipulation and
delta robots are available.
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