Robot solution eliminated work environment issues and boosted productivity.
A few years ago, KE Fibertec Væveri A / S faced two key challenges. The company wanted to improve the working environment: all heavy and monotonous lifts in production had to be removed. At the same time, the management wanted to strengthen the degree of automation so that productivity and competitiveness were strengthened.
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“Our work environment problems consisted in the fact that we previously had many heavy and inappropriate lifts at floor height and above shoulder height with 6 kilo heavy yarn keys. Robot technology was not the first thing we thought of, and the original solutions we came up with were discarded by various “The idea of letting a robot cope with the problem was born.”
“In close collaboration with Tchnicon, we embarked on the project. Quietly, we went from ideas on paper to concrete solutions and over to a clear roadmap, which was approved by the board. We found that Technicon was very competent, and along the way in During the process, we were guided safely ashore. ” – Frank Hansen, director of KE Fibertec Væveri A / S
Technicon delivered a modular plug & play solution composed of selected standard products from their range:
BETTER WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY
KE Fibertec chose a gantry solution where the robot can work in 4 meters horizontal length. By combining the gantry with the lift stand that can lift the base of the UR10 robot from a height of 900 to 1,400 mm, KE Fibertec achieved the optimum working radius and lifting capacity.
KE FIBERTECS BENEFITS
“We have not for a second regretted that we invested in flexible automation. We find that it works according to plan and everything has gone up in a higher unit. It is an investment that has quickly paid off.” – Frank Hansen, director of KE Fibertec Væveri A / S.
This calculator shows the potentially dramatic impact in savings on a robot versus manual labor over the life of the project.
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