Robot cells have been used around the industry for many years, but the new is that companies start, in the production, to look at how to automate the manual processes which is between the robot cells. Nowadays, there are many who do not produce to stock, but directly to orders, and here mistakes can cost dearly. This applies, among other things, to the automotive industry, where many of the luxury cars are produced according to individual demands.
– In fact, it happens several times a week that there are faults on the cars. It can be a side mirror which should have been anthracite gray, but the car is mounted with a light gray, or a steering wheel, which got white stitching instead of the ordered red, says Palle Maschoreck and elaborates:
– It costs that the fault is often discovered only when the car is trilling off assembly line and towards the end user. Here, an automated solution can minimize the errors, pick the correct parts in the kitting area and bring them to the assembly at the exact moment they are to be used.