The new proposed system had to match and exceed if required current product output levels. Also had to fit within the existing work envelope.
Upgrading Existing Equipment
Integration of replacement robots and updating of control and peripheral equipment was undertaken by Visppro.
The system had to offer a good value for money solution and ensure the use of high-quality components.
The existing system was removed and replaced. After 7 days the new system was in place and running. The next seven days staff training was given while full efficiency was run up.
Kawasaki was the chosen Robot Supplier who worked closely with Visppro to ensure the Customers requirements were met.
The new system has been in place for many months and is performing well, reaching efficiency figures in the high 90’s.
Lift three heavy concrete slabs at a time and place on the infeed conveyor of a special purpose machine. After processing they are placed into two stacks of product onto the outfeed conveyor.
The system will incorporate Visppro’s easily to use and setup software. This will ensure that product changeover time is kept to a minimum. Mechanical guarding and electrical safety components are installed to ensure full safety protection levels are met.
Use a Kawasaki robot at the infeed and outfeed station.
Installation was carried out by engineers from Visppro and Forest Press Hydraulics.
Replace manual product loading with pick and place robots across their packaging lines and significantly reduce their labour costs.
Choice Of Equipment
Rockwell Automation control equipment was used as standard. Existing aging machinery control systems were also upgraded during the implementation.
The Proposed Solution
Install Delta 2 and Delta 4 Robots at product loading stations. Install a Kawasaki palletizer at the end of the line to load cases on to pallets.
VisDA Technology installed its production line efficiency system to monitor packaging line efficiency. Our customer has used this extensively to improve their production rates and make significant gains.
Material Loading Station
Material awaiting machining is stored in vertical racks. After machining the completed parts are returned to the finished rack for collection.
Extended hours have greatly improved production levels without the need to increase staffing levels.
CNC Extended Availability
CNC machines now operate for long periods unattended and often throughout the night,
Machine Operators are now able to perform additional tasks and are removed from having to load and unload CNC machines.