HOW ROBOTIC SYSTEMS PICK AND PACK 3,000 DIFFERENT PRODUCTS

Product: Hose Clamps
Market: Industrial

THE QUESTION

Producing products that your employees sort by hand, limits the amount of volume that your company is able to handle. But what if the market requires thousands of different products in much higher volumes than you were used to delivering? Is there a way to guarantee quality while simultaneously improving the speed of production? This challenge was presented by MPC and ESPS was very happy to accept it!

MPC develops, produces and distributes hose clamps for industry applications. Until now MPC picks, counds and packages the hose clamps manually. In order to improve both speed and quality, MPC wished to automate the post-production process: the sorting, quality checks, and packing. The challenge lies in the diversity of the clamps; various sizes, thicknesses, heights, and materials share the same conveyer line.

 

HOW WE SOLVED IT

ESPS designed a flexible sorting and packing machine for MPC, the Smart Selector. This machines allows new products to be easily added to the library of 3,000 standard and tailor-made clamps.

The sorting and picking is done by robotic systems that utilize vision control; the M1 Delta by Fanuc allows up to 60 transactions per minute, which is a speed that humans can only maintain for a short period of time. 

CUSTOMER BENEFITS

      • Automatic production process: sorting, quality checks and packing
      • Easy to add new products
      • Shorter delivery time
    • Lower error rate
    • Higher production capacity
    • Higher return on investment

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