Optimised resources and sustainable molding thanks to FANUC
The existing portal automation solution on the CNC lathe was defective. Therefore, an immediately available, simple and uncomplicated installable solution was sought.
With the Wick Slim Cell, with a FANUC CRX Cobot, an excellent solution was found in terms of footprint and installation effort. Due to the space available, it was obvious to use a solution that could be used without additional complex safety equipment. In addition, the simplicity of programming the new CRX was completely convincing.
The CRX automates the unloading of finished parts directly from the lathe, as well as the residual parts from the bar feeder. Machine availability has been increased to 96% per day. In addition, the productivity of the machine could be increased, since a complete ghost shift can now be run, which was not possible with the old handling system.