The mechanical components required to produce reliable, quality products are in high demand and site supervisors are constantly identifying where in the complex and layered processes to utilize automation, robotics and digitalization.
The automotive industry is growing and changing, with factories expanding in order to meet ever-increasing production rates.
The Power of Digital
In the past, the automotive production process was almost entirely manual, relying upon humans to run and operate machines. The digitalization of these processes has significantly altered and improved productivity while also saving time, reducing error and increasing efficiencies. With more efficient and advanced machine tools entering the market, the demands on more intelligent and flexible robotic automation for machine tool tending is ever increasing.
We offer a complete portfolio of automation solutions for machine tending processes. Our robot-based function packages and standardized modular cells feed components to lathes, mills and to secondary processes like deburring, washing, assembly and part marking. When compared with manual labor, robotic automation increases machine tool utilization by up to 60 percent. The short payback – in some cases less than 12 months – is significant and tangible.
«…When compared with manual labor, robotic automation increases machine tool utilization by up to 60 percent…»
One solution to consider is our FlexLoader™, the next generation of standardized and flexible machine tool tending cells designed to feed your machines and automate handling of workpieces in production. All cells in the FlexLoader™ family are standardized and built using the latest technology to meet the increasing requirements for a flexible and cost-effective production.
Robot control and communication are intelligently integrated into the software, providing a simple and intuitive programing experience when introducing new workpieces to the system. In fact, teaching a new workpiece is now possible in less than 10 minutes.
The FlexLoader™ also provides reliable and predictable output from robot and machine tool. It facilitates higher machine tool utilization, in the range of above 90% compared with traditional manual machine tools, which often are in the range of 50%. This results in a much faster ROI and offers a sustainable competitive advantage.
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