Optimised resources and sustainable molding thanks to FANUC
Task: The existing portal automation solution on the CNC lathe was defective. Therefore, an immediately available, simple and uncomplicated installable solution was sought.
Solution: 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.
Result: 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.