Mobile Robots Trump Conveyor Belts
The MiR robots run non-stop 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Conveyor top modules are deployed on the robots enabling them to automatically deliver and receive items at the robotic cells. The fully automated and flexible solution ensures maximum utilisation of production capacity. Production Manager at Kamstrup, Flemming Møller Hansen, explains:
The prerequisite to secure our growth position in the global market is that we refine the products, reduce our costs and ensure a short delivery time. Our production is characterised by High-Mix, High-Volume. Therefore, we invest in flexible automation. And we have actually managed to increase our production volume, while we have integrated new automation solutions for more than 30 million DKK (4,500,000 USD) into our existing production layout. It is extremely unusual that we have been able to avoid downtime, which in the same time has doubled. If we had chosen conveyor belts instead of mobile robots, it would have meant a lot of costly production downtime, says Flemming Møller Hansen, Kamstrup.
Kamstrup develops and manufactures all its products at the headquarter in Stilling, Denmark. In 2017, Kamstrup has built another production hall in which another fleet of 7-10 MiR robots also will be the link between processes and ensure efficiency.