6/29/2018

Let the Robot Do It

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Faced with a challenging customer order, Walt Machine Inc. looked to a camera-equipped robot for its part handling needs. It wasn’t a matter of replacing a person with automation, but rather reallocating resources to be better deployed elsewhere in the process.

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a robot picks up raw parts from a table

A robot selects from the raw part blanks and loads the machine tools for processing the parts. A wrist-mounted camera ensures the right work is selected.

Faced with a challenging customer order, Walt Machine Inc. looked, quite literally, to a camera-equipped robot for its part handling needs. It wasn’t a matter of replacing a person with automation, but rather reallocating resources to be better deployed elsewhere in the process.

Customer orders are a wonderful thing, and even when they come with seemingly impossible delivery requirements, few shops want to pass on the work. This article, “Robot Wrist Camera Helps Double Production,” highlights such a situation that faced this Mississippi-based shop and drove them to find a way to meet the deliveries.

The shop applied a collaborative robot equipped with a user-friendly wrist camera on its end-effector. Set up was simple, and the performance has been successful. Read the full story here.

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