When Nordic Sugar went looking for a new generation of robots to automate the analysis of raw material samples, the most important criteria were flexibility, user-friendliness, and a reasonable price tag. The UR5 met every criteria and has enabled the employees to easily make process adjustments themselves instead of consulting robot experts.
The business transformation
Nordic Sugar is one of the largest sugar factories in Europe. During the production season the testing department analyses a total of 80,000 sugar beet samples. The monotonous task of weighing in the containers with pureed beet had been performed by robots since 1993 – but the technological advances within robotic arms meant that it was time to replace the old ones.
“I wanted a robot that my employees could program for other tasks and place in production by themselves. With our previous robot, we needed to call expensive specialists each time we wanted to make a change. That became too costly”, says Bo Berghdahl, Production and Analysis Manager at Nordic Sugar.