Trends in automation: complex and/or flexibleAutomation plays a key role in efficient production, ensuring process stability, availability, high output and part quality. Two trends are in evidence. On the one hand, turnkey systems are becoming increasingly complex, while on the other, there is a demand for highly flexible automation solutions. Arburg will provide proof of the wide range of its offerings at the Fakuma: from the electric Integralpicker and the linear Multilift robotic systems, through to six-axis robots. An intelligent solution will be presented in the form of an interactive process involving human/robot cooperation, in which inserts are transferred manually to the robotic system. This ensures flexibility and disposes with the need for complex feeder peripherals.
High-level flexibility and complexity are also offered by the mobile robotic cell with a small six-axis robotic system from Kuka, which also moves along an additional linear axis. The advantages of this solution, implemented with cooperative partner fpt Robotik, are short cycle times, an increased working area and the option of using the cell on different Allrounder machines.