Dairy waves goodbye to man-years of monotonous work by introducing robotics.
01 the short story
Iceland’s biggest dairy, Mjolkursamsalan Akureyri, has saved several man-years of monotonous work after having deployed two ur5 robots in its production of milk products.
02 the challenge
Icelandic dairy Mjolkursamsalan Akureyri was looking to automate some of the monotonous work in connection with planned modifications to their cream cheese production line.
Video — UR5 Robot, Mjolkursamsalan Akureyri, Iceland
03 the solution
The first UR5 robot was installed in connection with modifications to the dairy’s cream cheese production line in 2011. The robot arm lifts four packs of cream cheese from a conveyor belt and places them in a plastic tray.
Due to a high level of satisfaction with the first robot arm, a second UR5 was added in 2012. This robot takes the filled plastic trays and stacks them on a pallet – and relieves the dairy workers from even more monotonous work.
“UR robots are so simple to use and not having to build a fence around them is a big plus. We have already saved three man-years of monotonous work thanks to our two UR5s”, says Sigurdur Runar Fridjonsson, Director at the Akureyri dairy.
UR5 collaborative robot, Akureyri dairy, Iceland
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