At special machine manufacturer Endutec, a UR10e is responsible for feeding a CNC machine. The robot supports the company in utilizing its machines to full capacity by taking over the night shift, delivering flexibility and space saving benefits.
Endutec GmbH relied on purchased parts to build its special machines. In order to be more independent here and to maintain a reliably high quality of the machine parts, Managing Director Andreas Flieher decided to purchase his own CNC machines and produce the workpieces himself. For this to be economically beneficial, the company also has to be a contract manufacturer putting the CNC machines to work on parts for other companies as well.
Due to the lack of skilled workers, however, Endutec was not able to set up a two-shift operation. The night shift went unfilled, and the company was faced with the great challenge of not being able to use its machines to full capacity.