An automotive seat supplier requested DRM to design and build a cell to automate their adhesion spraying process. Based on timing requirements, DRM offered a self-contained cell utilizing a turntable to move seats between a load/unload operator and a spraying robot.
An operator would load the turntable with a new part then vision camera would inspect for proper loading and determine part type. The table would rotate 180 degrees where the new part is facing the robot and the last completed part is facing the operator. While the operator is unloading and re-loading the table, the robot is spraying adhesive based on the part type as detected by the camera. Once the robot and operator are complete and clear, the table will rotate readying for the next cycle.
Small Part Assembly
An automotive hose supplier needed to automate for increased demand and carpal tunnel concerns. The plan was for several RoboSkid© cells to be strategically placed within the facility so one managing operator could supply four or more work cells. Each cell performed different operations as to keep with existing product flow procedures.
It was found additional work could be scheduled during off-shift times if the cells were properly pre-loaded before shifts end, allowing the cells to operate in a “lights out” condition.