As all devices at Fastlog are completely inspected at modern measurement workstations and receive the latest software updates, the finishing touch in the sequence is the refurbishing of the covers, whereby the cover has to be gently and carefully finished and polished
, as modern plastic covers do not forgive any minor flaws. Repairing each device manually or removing old adhesive labels: These are physically demanding and monotonous tasks
. Marcel Hadorn, Operations Manager/Head of Services at Fastlog explains further: "That is why we decided to deploy a robot from FANUC for these tasks, on the one hand, to take a load off of employees and on the other hand, to meet the efficiency requirements."
How did the collaboration come about? The polishing was one task, and the palletising of the completely refurbished devices was another.
Hadorn explains: "We discovered the company Derap AG, which has its headquarters nearby, and we had them prepare sketches of initial routines and requirements. We were quickly convinced that we wanted to use a robot for palletising. Then the company FANUC was suggested to us. What convinced us about FANUC was seeing the direct applications of its plant in the nearby location of Biel/Bienne."