Target Cell & Metrics

LEAN ROBOTICS BASICS

Lean Robotics is a methodology that can be used to simplify your robotic cell deployment. Going through the Prepare, Design, Integrate and Operate Phases, this methodology is a systematic way to complete a robotic cell deployment cycle in a timely and efficient manner. In this lesson, David Rochette, technical trainer at Robotiq, explains multiple reasons to automate, different key performance indicators (KPIs) and how to track them, and how to identify the right cell to automate via the Value vs. Complexity graph.

 Download the Value vs. Complexity graph

SURFACE FINISHING APPLICATION

There are various reasons to integrate a robot in your plant. However, there’s usually a main KPI that you want to work on. In the next video, Gabriel Boucher, Application Expert at Robotiq, presents the main KPIs for finishing application and explains how to choose your target cell.

For Instance, ergonomy could be the reason why to turn into automation. Read this Robotiq blog post to know more about how to prevent injuries.

 7 Ways to Prevent Operator Injury With Sanding and Polishing

CASE STUDIES 

As mentioned in the previous video, certain shops need more capacity to increase their profit, and some need more time to work on projects or increase sales. Whatever your main KPI is, a robot can certainly help you. The following case studies all show different reasons to automate a process, and thus different KPIs. The processes presented also address the automation of different types of processes.

Reduce Injuries and Increase Productivity

At the Saint-Gobain plant in Sully-sur-Loire, France, human labor provides high-value work to the finished product. In their shift towards Industry 4.0 to free employees from repetitive tasks, Saint-Gobain wanted to automate a grueling glass polishing process, where a complex movement needed to be programmed for every different, small production series of glass.

Solution

With the path recording function of the Robotiq FT 300 Force Torque Sensor, the operator can teach the robot special movement;  the Universal Robots UR10 then records and reproduces the operator's motion. The operator avoids frequent musculoskeletal disorders and focuses on the glass preparation: a painless, value-added operation.

Last modified: Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 3:13 PM