In 2017, BAI Lear decided to deploy UR10 robots, mainly used for car seat screw tightening, electrical inspection, parts picking and placing, as well as other processes.
The UR10 six-joint robot adopts modular design, each joint's articulation range being +-360 degrees; the robot arm weights only 28.9 kg, effective load 10 kg, working range 1300 mm, installation size only 190 mm of diameter range; maximum tool-side operating speed 1m/s, re-positioning accuracy +-0.03 mm; robot I/O signals including digital and analog signals, Ethernet communication that meets the TCP/IP MODBUS protocol; 12-inch touch-screen for demonstrator, PolyScope GUI installed; 220VAC power for the robot control box, typical program consuming only 350W power; ambient temperature for robot operation ranges from 0°-50°.
UR10 features easy programming, fast installation and setup, flexible re-deployment, human-machine collaboration and safety; the robot arm can be reversely driven to be directly pulled for programmed demonstration; by setting security parameters, and upon safety assessment, UR10 can meet human-machine collaboration needs without installing the security fence.
UR10, as a lightweight, small, and human-machine cooperative robot, is especially suitable for assembly, machine tool feeding and blanking, material testing, pick-and-place of articles, stacking and unstacking, grinding and polishing in such industries as electronics, home appliances and 3C.
BAI Lear's adoption of UR robots has achieved immediate results, and fully meets all requirements for industrial automation as above-mentioned.
Fast Deployment Approaching "Turnkey Solution" Speed
After the signing of the purchase agreement, UR immediately arranged robot delivery, installation, and user training for BAI Lear. The first UR10 collaborative robot for screw tightening has been operating since it was launched on October 7, 2017.
An engineer from BAI Lear said: "I had no previous programming experience, but UR's patented technology allowed me to quickly set up and operate the cobot; it took me only a few minutes to learn how to start and stop the machine, and even write a program. And I found it quite interesting to work with the robots. They totally follow my commands. So my work strength and pressure is greatly decreased, and I feel much easier.
Production Stability and Efficiency Improved Significantly
UR robots are mainly used for car seat screwing, electric testing, accessory pick-and-place, and other processes. With the adoption of collaborative robots, BAI Lear has improved the consistency of product quality and reduced possible human errors, thus enhancing customer satisfaction.
Benefit Employees From Automation
After the introduction of UR robots, the workers who were originally responsible for these production lines could turn to perform more value-added tasks. Robot technology development plays an important role in supporting intelligent manufacturing, productivity lifting, innovation enhancement, and core competitiveness promotion.
Higher Productivity with Guaranteed Safety Production
Mr. Song Xiaohui, GM of BAI Lear, said: "As the UR cobots were being deployed, it lowered the threshold for us to achieve automation, so that the users, namely the colleagues of the company, gain many benefits, such as no security fencing, simple programming, flexible installation and deployment, and space saving."
Mr. Song said: "As a manufacturing enterprise, we've been receiving higher requirements from our clients every year, so we have to constantly enhance our production process control, and guarantee stable productivity and improve conformity of production. The introduction of cobots meets the above requirements while improving the factory production and personnel flexibility. BAI Lear is also considering introducing more UR robots or applying them to more processes.”
Mr. Su Bikai, GM of UR China, said: "We feel so honored that UR cobots could get involved in BAI Lear's transformation and upgrading to automated production. We, as a leading enterprise in the cobot area, will continue to commit ourselves to helping those with future vision to achieve innovative collaboration, and to building a general application ecosystem.