STAMIT has been recently facing increased orders from both existing and new customers, which proved demanding in terms of flexible order delivery and quality control. A shortage of qualified technical workers propelled the company to implement robotic technologies to increase productivity.
“One of the challenges in our shop floor was loading parts into two CNC tooling centers during the three-shift operation; previously performed manually – with one operator needed per shift,” says Petr Mitáček managing director of STAMIT. “Manual part loading was very hard and tiring and we needed to increase performance. It was clear that a human operator is naturally limited and that we needed to face this challenge a different way.”
UR10 helps bridge talent gap and increase shift performance.
STAMIT is a machine tooling company, producing over 4,000 differently tooled objects each year. Based in Slavkov, Czech Republic, STAMIT manufactures 12 million parts annually for the optic, print, packaging and healthcare industries. Deploying a UR10 robot in the high-mix/low-volume production line enabled the manufacturer to staff a third shift with the robot filling a difficult to staff position