In 2011, the family-owned machine factory Konetehdas K&K acquired a UR robot to feed a grinding machine. President and CEO Kari Karaslahti expected it to be big, bulky, and hard to program, but he was pleasantly surprised. Now, two robots optimize a range of processes with great success. Founded in 1946, Helsinki-based machine factory, Konetehdas K&K, Ltd, offers its customers a wide range of machinery services.
The core of operations is small production runs, using manual milling machines, turning machines and programmable machining centers. With customers operating in the international market, accurate deliveries, high quality, and competitive pricing are key. The company decided to try out robotic automation to optimise its processes, but CEO Kari Haraslahti feared that the robots would be bulky and difficult to configure.