JEIN identified the adoption of robots, specifically in the form of Universal Robots’ UR3 collaborative (cobots), as their preferred means to automate.
According to Agustinus P. Simanullang, General Manager, Engineering Division at JEIN, “After comparing various brands in the market, we chose the UR robots as they are easy to operate, require less maintenance on a daily basis and were competitively priced. Furthermore, technical support and service centres for the cobots are readily available in Indonesia.”
The small, lightweight and compact nature of the UR3 cobots complemented the company’s production facility, which was limited in space. The cobots were installed without needing to make drastic changes to the workspace layout. Flexibility, another feature of the UR cobots, was also important to the team. The cobots support the use of various end effectors – grippers, soldering irons, screwdrivers – allowing the team to customise the cobots to undertake different tasks.
JEIN engaged PT Surya Sarana Dinamik (SSD), a Universal Robots channel partner, to customize the UR3 cobots to perform three tasks at the facility – screwing, soldering and, pick and place.
The engineering team, led by Mr Agustinus Simanullang, who was new to robotics, successfully install the UR cobots into the production line within several months.
“I’m very happy working with the robots as they are very easy to program and safe to use. Training with the cobots only took four days for our case. Within a month we fully understood and were familiar with its operations even without any prior robotics experience.” said Sabar, Plant Technician at JEIN.