Starting with the first cobot in 2016, Hofmann Glastechnik has eight UR cobots supporting glass apparatus manufacturing today. The cobots load several glass lathes and are actively involved in the forming of glass.
Then as now, the cobots impress with their consistent operation. They stabilize production processes, increase product, and work quality while ensuring reliable delivery capability. The increased machine utilization has resulted in a 25 percent increase in effectiveness with the cobots paying themselves back in less than 12 months. The cobots were primarily intended to free the skilled labor at Hofmann Glastechnik from repetitive tasks. This included loading several PLC-controlled glass lathes, which required the cobots to handle sensitive glass tubes.
UR Cobots Models Used: 1x UR10 2x UR5 4x UR10e 1x UR3e