“Skinny manufacturing” with robotic workcells
A robot workcell is arranged in a way that improves efficiency, cost and part quality of any given robotic application in manufacturing. Pre-engineered workcells are designed on the principles of lean manufacturing to improve application flow and eliminate waste during the process.
Workcells are not just safety barriers, though that is a key component, but they also allow multi-tasking. While a robot works on one side of the positioner, you can safely load and unload a part on the other side. This eliminates extra steps every time a part passes through this station.
Robotic workcells slim down manufacturing through their flexibility. Robots can be programmed to do multiple functions. Several robots can weld one piece or multiple pieces simultaneously, improving production speed. One robot can load a part onto a fixture while another cuts or drills the piece, machining it for the right fit down the line. These robots can work together, performing various tasks that save time and cost for the manufacturer.
Lean manufacturing is also accomplished by reducing waste with robotic accuracy and consistency. Even floor space can be reduced because of safety barriers and optimized positioners that can properly maneuver a part safely.
It's important to choose the right robotic workcell for your application and part type. There are plenty of options available with different types of positioners to chose from. Time is money and having a lean workcell can maximize throughput.
Using an experienced robotic integrator, like RobotWorx, reduces risk and the amount of time used for proper automation. We have over 25 years of experience integrating robots and workcells. RobotWorx can match your company with the right workcell to slim down your manufacturing and save you time and operating costs, as well as minimizing waste. Each of our systems come with the RobotWorx Value Package. This package includes items that most integrators or robot sales companies do not offer, such as extended warranties, training, full inspection and reconditioning report (if using a pre-owned robot or workcell), repair coverages and a functionality demonstration.
Contact us here, or call 740-383-8383 for more information on how to lean your manufacturing line using workcells and robot systems.