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Universal Robots’ robotic arms are used in hundreds of production environments every day. Below you’ll find a selection of cases where automation robots have been used to perform production tasks.

SHAD

SHAD depends on Universal Robots to optimize their production processes

In short:

Shad, a European leader of accessories for motorcycles, incorporated their first UR5 in their Mollet de Valles facility, optimizing their production line and improving the work environment of their employees.

Challenge
SHAD has been growing steadily during the past few years and has been looking for a robot solution to handle increased demand. The solutions that SHAD had seen were not geared towards smaller production runs and were not economically viable as a ‘one-function’ robot as the SHAD product range was always changing.

Solution
The Universal Robots UR5 meets the needs of SHAD perfectly. Not only was it able to be moved around the production facility as needed, it could also be reprogrammed to handle the current demands of the business.

The company chose the UR5 to optimize their production process, because of the ease of use and for the ability to work without the need for expensive fencing.

The six-axis UR5 works shoulder to shoulder with the operators in a shared space, freeing them from repetitive tasks, including assembling the suitcases. This improves the quality and production time, while improving the work area.

“The installation of the robot represents a leap forward in the production technology that helps us deliver a better work environment, a higher quality product, and at the same time helps us minimize the costs” said Joan Planas, Engineer of NADSL.


Company facts

Company Name:

SHAD

Country:

Spain

Company Size:

201-500

Industry:

Automotive (OEM and Production)

Tasks:

Screw driving

Automation Challenges Solved:

Improved the quality of the products while relieving employees of repetitive tasks.

Key Value Drivers:

Easy Programming, Collaborative and safe, Fast set up, Flexible deployment

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