LR Mate 200iD robot is ideally suited to packing cans
Depending upon the size of cans and the packaging units, between six and nine cans are made available to the robot in the grip position. Then the LR Mate always grabs an entire row of cans.
During a format change, the matching attachment is retooled outside the cell. The attachment can be changed with just a few steps. A line where the overhaul was only recently completed is Line 8. Overall, Thun has ten lines of this type. The configuration is more or less identical. At the beginning of the line, the individual parts of a tin are stamped, subsequently bent, mounted and packaged.
Line 8, for example, runs at 80 strokes per minute. This output was not necessarily improved by the new robot. You simply cannot outsmart the laws of physics by retrofit. Beat Lehnherr: "With the new robot, however, the reliability is significantly improved
. And at the end of the day, that ultimately leads to higher unit quantities
." In this, the robot is running at 60% of its maximum speed at best.