Swiss kitchen manufacturer Franke wanted to streamline its production of kitchen sinks to reduce costs and boost competitiveness. They chose a UR5 robot to help with repetitive, low-impact production tasks within a confined area. The UR5 solution has performed above all expectations and helps produce 10,000 units per year.
The business transformation
Franke produces kitchen over 10,000 kitchen sinks per year. After the aluminum sink unit is pressed, mounting blocks are glued to each side. The repetitive task could be automated, saving glue and reducing the likelihood of human error when gluing the mounting blocks. The key challenge was identifying a solution that could dispense the glue and attach the mounting blocks on all sides.