A large number of bolts of high quality and varying sizes play a decisive role in the wind turbine industry. This applies not least at Vestas, where bolts are included all the way from top to bottom and, among other things, helps to keep the wings spinning in all kinds of weather. Bolts are thus central to ensuring solid fortification of the Danish group’s many wind turbines around the globe.
In order to reap more productivity gains and minimize risk, Vestas wanted to replace the customized solution they have used to automate the lubrication of bolts at the production plant since 2016, with a modular, lighter and more efficient gripper solution that could accelerate production and increase capacity. Vestas collaborates with Technicon, which is a nationwide distributor of a large selection of the most advanced in modular production technology for industrial companies.
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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