TCI opted for two of Universal Robots industrial robotic arms, the UR3 and UR5, to perform labeling and assembly tasks, with technicians from design energy assisting in the initial programming of the robots so each was operating to TCI’s exact requirements.
As one of the largest plastic injection molding companies in New Zealand, Auckland-based TCI has been manufacturing products for a wide range of industries for over 20 years.
From building components used in instrumentation, navigation, rescue and communications, to a wide range of retail products, it has established itself as a globally recognised business. However, in order to compete, TCI needed an automated solution to offer a more cost-effective production process.
With its EsiYo Yoghurt Maker, the company had been paying two employees to work in 12-hour shifts to ensure around-the-clock production. This meant if one employee was unable to work for some reason, the entire production line would have to be halted. This was not a situation the company believed was financially sustainable.