OTV Plast were looking for ways to use a collaborative robot arm to improve productivity across the business. The UR solution met their needs for a small, affordable and safe robot. Since its introduction, productivity has increased by 35% and OTV are exploring other ways to integrate robotics. OTV Plast produces plastic parts for many different industries.
The milling and finishing of a part is repetitive work and is susceptible to fluctuations in production time due to employee engagement – a textbook example of where a robot can make a massive impact.
To match OTV specific needs, a robot would have to be small enough to work in limited space, be affordable (with a short payback period) and be able to work near people without the need for bulky shielding or fencing.