The quality also played a role: We wanted to process the cabin mountings in one clamping.
In the extension of it, it is important how the robots and the machines interact. By allowing drilling tapping operations using a BTU unit to take place outside the machines, the Elburg Engineering Workshop could get rid of the four axis CNC, which naturally provides an economic advantage. It also has a positive influence on the total machining time and the capacity of the cell; we could decrease the throughput time from 37 minutes to 20, by optimising the entire process. Finally, some notable vision successes have also been achieved.
So, in spite of a difficult industrial environment and a burdensome dull product, with a lot of nuances, we have nevertheless managed to have the robots working smoothly together. We equipped the first robot with vision and the second with a laser sensor, so even in case the vision system does not see, a workpiece is still detected.“