COBOTS HANDLE L’ORÉAL’S HEAVY LIFTING
At L’Oréal India’s Pune plant, end-of-the-line operations have been being carried out manually, with operators lifting roughly 8,500 kilograms (18,700 lbs) of product per 8-hour shift. L’Oréal India thought-about this too nice an ergonomic threat for its operators and deployed two UR10s to take over. Cobots enabled the corporate to fully eradicate human labor on packaging and palletizing and improved general tools effectiveness within the plant by 5%, due to the time saved in pallet alternative. “Collaborative robots have helped eradicate the ergonomic threat fully. They’re user-friendly, maintenance-free and very environment friendly. We’re actually blissful to have Common Robots’ cobots on our line,” stated Ranjit Ekda.
NIPPON ZETTIC INCORPORATES BEST FEATURES OF PEOPLE AND ROBOTS ON ITS LINE
In Japan, main toothpaste OEM, NIPPON ZETTOC CO. LTD., launched UR5 cobots to sort out labor shortages on their packaging and field erecting line. “Individuals can work flexibly, however after all there are detrimental factors resembling the truth that they could all of the sudden take off from work and there are variations in abilities,” stated Mr. Junichi Kano, supervisor of NIPPON’S Manufacturing Expertise Division. “Due to this fact, our objective is to make a line that includes the most effective options of individuals and robots.” The corporate’s inner-box packing line, which used to require two folks, now requires one particular person and 4 UR5 cobots, enabling steady manufacturing when staff take breaks. The UR5s sped up manufacturing too, offering a 30 percent increase in the number of products packaged per hour. The outer-box packing line is now totally automated by a UR5 whereas workers work on extra value-added duties resembling materials provide and course of inspection.
PALLETIZING WIZARD BECAME THE FAVORITE
Ease of use is a high quality Common Robots try for in all our options. To simplify programming for palletizing duties, we have included a particular palletizing wizard in our Polyscope OS. The wizard allows the person to simply educate the corners of a field and add its dimensions, whereas the robotic works out the place within the grid the components needs to be positioned.
Specialist aerospace part producer Instrument Gauge used our palletizing wizard to cut back labor prices and free staff from repetitive and time-consuming duties at its Seattle, U.S., facility. Initially, an simply broken copper machined half was being produced by a fully-attended journeyman CNC machinist merely to tug components off a CNC chute, clear, rinse, dry, and field them. Now, a UR3 cobot picks the components up, locations them in a rinse tub, then holds them up in entrance of a dryer after which drops every half into particular person cardboard cells in a grid sample.
“The palletizing wizard has turn out to be our favourite,” explains manufacturing engineer at Instrument Gauge, Steve Ouzsts. “It’s simply so highly effective and simple to do.” Common supervisor at Instrument Gauge, Jim Lee, estimates that the corporate saved $9,000 on lowered labor on the very first order. “We’re not losing our machinist’s abilities however can have him give attention to higher-value initiatives resembling establishing and programming the CNC machines,” he explains.