In connection with the insulin product, Novo Nordisk manufactures the components for the injection part itself. In order to comply with the strict quality requirements, a number of samples are taken from each production batch for control measurements. Before these can be made, the samples must first be glued to metal fixtures – a monotonous work that requires great accuracy and quite accurate dosing of the glue.
Technicon has automated this process. Based on our modular table system, we have designed a unit consisting of a UR5 robot fitted with a replaceable tool for handling components and dispensing glue. The tool is changed via an automatic tool changer depending on the current component. Modular tables are fitted with replaceable workpiece magazines for new and ready-glued workpieces. The cell is supplied with an external HMI screen, set up with a project-specific user interface, which in addition to being extremely user-friendly also provides access to reading all relevant process information.
This calculator shows the potentially dramatic impact in savings on a robot versus manual labor over the life of the project.
Takes only 1 minute to completeOur calculator should be seen as an indication. With each installation, there may be other costs / savings that affect the repayment of the individual installation.
Total system costs for new automation solution
Number of robots for new solution
Application of solution
Annual labor costs per operator, including employee benefits
Number of operators released per shift(Note: % part that is released is entered on the next page)
Percentage of workforce retained for system operation per shift:
Expected increased productivity
Freed labor over 7 years
Productivity improvement over 7 years