Temar’s goal was to improve their competitiveness through the robotization of the work stations. The automation solution had to meet the criteria of safety, precision and functionality as well as intuitive operation. Also, the reach of the robotic arm was important as it had to allow operations within a one meter radius with a built-in precise force sensor too. Another crucial factor was the ergonomics of man-machine collaboration as Temar wanted a solution they could deploy without the need to install safety fencing.
Temar was considering the use of traditional industrial robots but after talks with their vendors it turned out that this type of implementation would be too complex and costly.