The Biscayan company Inser Robótica has successfully completed an automation project at the new plant of the company Imprenta de Billetes S.A. (IMBISA), thus marking an important step forward in the efficiency and security of the paper money production process. It should be recalled that it is this plant that supplies banknotes to the Banco de España.
The project led by Inser Robótica, which is part of Robotekin as an associate member, is valued at three million euros and automates the entire banknote packaging process, from the grouping and boxing of banknote packages, to palletizing, wrapping, strapping and labeling. Likewise, all processes are managed by a rigorous traceability and security control system that scans, weighs and registers all packages before they are handled by the robot in charge of forming the boxes and grouping the banknotes.
After the successful implementation of this project, Imprenta de Billetes S.A. and Inser Robótica set a milestone in the automation of paper money production, establishing a new benchmark in technological innovation in the financial sector. “The communication between the engineering teams of both companies has been key to understand the needs in terms of security, control and functionality of the system. The objective was to cover those already existing in the old factory, and to develop it in order to implement the new improvements. The protection, care and traceability of the product throughout the process has been a challenge, coordinating the implemented system with other security systems such as personnel access control or video surveillance,” said Iván Bidarte, project manager.
The project, a technological benchmark in process automation, will be put into operation at IMBISA’s new production plant, located in the Madrid town of Vicálvaro and whose industrial design has been carried out by the company Técnicas Reunidas.