"Long-term and successful cooperation with satisfied customers through modern, future-oriented and innovative thinking and acting."
- Ingo Rathmann -
“In addition to reducing the workload of personnel and personnel costs, implementing this automated system allows for seamless bobbin changes”, says Ingo Rathmann, Managing Director of project A&C.
Ingo, what is the special about this solution?
It is the combination of a very special AGV with a very special cobot! An AGV, we developed, is part of this stunning solution, it has a load capacity of up to 1,500 kilograms. The 7-axis cobot mounted on the AGV allows the use of up to 18 kilogramms – and it is highly versatile.
This is an important argument, because, together with Saurer Technologies, we at project were looking for a solution that allowed for a high level of maneuverability within the smallest possible space while still being user-friendly. A cobot from Kassow Robots is easy to operate and stands out from other solutions with its 7 axes, which even allow for an elbow-like movement. What’s more, the KR1018 can lift up to 18 kg. Automation with conventional six-axis robots would not have been possible in this case, this specific cobot was needed instead due to its extraordinary maneuvrability.
How does this solution benefit industrial end clients?
Up until this point, the heavy bobbins were changed over manually – this is now the cobot’s task. In addition to avoiding reliance on the availability of personnel, the solution offers quality benefits, as it becomes possible to trace the material, mixing up of materials is prevented, and bobbin quality is maximised thanks to the gentle handling of the bobbins.
How was the project implemented?
It was down to teamwork, not just of our engineering team and Saurer Technologies but of my colleagues at project Service & Produktion GmbH as well. They were responsible for constructing the machines. Our cooperation with the industry end client was also pivotal in successfully implementing this solution.