Improved productivity and adaptable solutions for Carl Zeiss India
Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Pvt. Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of coordinate measuring machines for metrology purposes. To improve productivity, the company deployed a UR5 cobot to take over unergonomic manual loading and inspection tasks.
The UR5 integrates three metrology technologies: CMM, contour machine, and a non-contact measuring machine. The cobot scans the barcode of every component and places it in each of these machines to be checked. After inspection, the measuring machine sends the information to the cobot regarding whether or not the component is fit for use. The cobot, in turn, sorts the part accordingly, either placing it in the ‘’Okay’’ or the ‘’Not Okay’’ bin.
The system enables one cobot to run three machines in the same cycle, freeing workers to focus on other tasks, including overseeing cobot operations. The UR5 has increased the company’s machining utilization by over 90% and enabled the company to move to 24x7 manufacturing operations.
“We had a productivity of 50% with an operator. But now, when integrating this system with a cobot, you can expect more than 90% utilization of each machine. This gives a neat and flexible system which can be adapted in just a day or two for a new system. Even while looking at 24x7 productivity, the only solution is with cobots,” said Ravikumar Sirige Division Manager, Industrial Quality Solutions at Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Pvt. Ltd.
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