Our Robotics systems are designed for a wide range of high accuracy applications to provide a more flexible arrangement compared to traditional bespoke machinery. Our clients choose robots for:-
- Quality improvement
- Improvement of working environment
- Better cost effectiveness
- Flexibility to change
Robot cells can be developed and built for your own specific applications. For certain tasks robots can be superior to humans in terms of the quality of the work that is produced. This has been found to be the case where one or more of the following are required; high positioning precision, high repeatability, no deviation due to fatigue, highly accurate inspection and measurement using sensors.
Key areas where automation could be considered are areas such as; heavy lifting, repetitive work, contaminated environments (solvents, noise, heat, dust) and jobs requiring continuously high levels of concentration.
Robots can be linked with sensors to perform inspections, using laser lighting to detect any dust or dirt causing imperfections in, for example, finished paint work. In areas where high levels of concentration are required over long periods fatigue in humans can be a problem, the correct use of robots can eliminate this.
With intense competition always present in the market, and product lifetimes steadily decreasing, production lines need to be flexible and able to handle more than one product. Why not use re-programmable automation to reduce your lead times? Robots can not only be more flexible to change than fixed automation but can also be faster.
From simple robots using jigs and fixtures to robots with more complex sensory capabilities – the possibilities are endless.
Return on Investment
Investing in a robot should be considered not only for short-term problem solving, but also as a possible vehicle for growth. By making the company more cost-and-quality competitive you may be able to expand your area of operations.
When calculating payback periods you should consider not only the labour costs, wages, insurance, benefits etc but also the savings afforded by reducing rework and waste. Doing things right first time eliminates downstream costs and time wasting. Space formerly allocated to rework can be assigned to activities that make you money not cost you money. Our experience indicates payback expectations of 18 to 24 months are reasonable.
A Complete Solution
At Loop Technology we are happy to supply complete work cells with integrated guarding, conveyors, turntables and fixturing. To improve cell utilisation and flexibility we can provide vision systems, bar code and RF tag readers allowing you to process many different variants over a longer period of time. We can equip the cell to produce statistical data for trend analysis and quality records. In order to deliver high performance cost effective solutions we have entered into partner agreements with ABB Robotics and Kuka Robotics, two of the most respected names in the industry.
We provide products and support for the following areas of Robotics:-
In addition to the software development design we can also provide operator training and system support.