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Case Studies

CASE STUDY – BISCUIT MANUFACTURER

Replacing Obsolete SCARA Robots 

A major biscuit brand needed to replace their SCARA type robots to overcome efficiency issues due to equipment obsolescence and problems around finding spare parts.

Specification

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.

Competitive Pricing

The system had to offer a good value for money solution and ensure the use of high-quality components.

Installation Timescales

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 Robotics

Kawasaki was the chosen Robot Supplier who worked closely with Visppro to ensure the Customers requirements were met.

Production Results

The new system has been in place for many months and is performing well, reaching efficiency figures in the high 90’s.

CASE STUDY – CONCRETE MANUFACTURER

Concrete Slab Loading Station

Our Customer has been high supplying quality concrete products to the building industry for over fifty years.

Initial Problem

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.

Main Features

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.

Planned Solution

Use a Kawasaki robot at the infeed and outfeed station.

Installation

Installation was carried out by engineers from Visppro and Forest Press Hydraulics.

CASE STUDY – BAKERY RELOCATION

Investing in New Technology

Our customer is a well-Known brand which moved to a new site in Manchester and took the opportunity to invest in pick and place robots across their packing lines.

The Opportunity

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.

Production Efficiency

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.

CASE STUDY – CNC MATERIAL LOADING STATION

Automate The Process of Loading CNC Machines Using a Robot

An Engineering Machine Shop Wanted to Maximise CNC Machine Usage.

Material Loading Station

Material awaiting machining is stored in vertical racks. After machining the completed parts are returned to the finished  rack for collection. 

Greater Productivity

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,

Operator Scope

Machine Operators are now able to perform additional tasks and are removed from having to load and unload CNC machines.