Collaborative Robotics Manufacturing Innovation

From training to custom integration, we prepare our clients to compete in the age of automation

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Workshops

  • Effective cobot implementation
  • Design guidelines & best practices
  • Smart cobots & Industry 4.0
  • HS & compliance

1:1 training

  • Rapid tooling design
  • Robot simulation
  • Robot programming and integration
  • Custom programs available on request
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Advice & Education Programs

We give your team the skills to navigate collaborative robots with confidence  

  • Line walk & process capture
  • Identify areas for improvement in:
    • Productivity
    • Utilisation
    • Head count
    • HS

Output:

Opportunity report highlighting short, medium and long term solutions
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Site assessment

Assess your site for automation opportunities

  • Simulate existing line
  • Bottleneck analysis
  • Develop and simulate automation concept
  • Validate automation productivity gains

Output:

De-risk integration by demonstrating productivity gains and ranking automation concepts
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Robot simulation

De-risk implementation by simulating cobot concepts

  • System & subsystem R&D
  • In-house prototyping + manufacturing
  • Robot programming
  • Integration
  • Testing
  • Data collection & Industry 4.0 proofing

Output:

A fully developed cobot system tailored to your line and optimised to maximise productivity
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cell design and integration

Tailored full-stack development of cobot systems

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ADVICE & TRAINING PROGRAMS

Build the skills to navigate collaborative robots with confidence

Group workshops on:

  • Effective cobot implementation
  • Design guidelines and best practices
  • Smart cobots & industry 4.0
  • HS & compliance

1:1 training on:

  • Rapid tooling design
  • Robot simulation
  • Robot programming and integration
  • Custom programs available on request
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SITE ASSESSMENT

Asses your site for automation opportunities

Our team will assess your production environment, identifying areas for improvement in:
  • Productivity
  • Utilisation
  • Headcount
  • H&S

Output:

Learn where to increase productivity and reduce costs
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ROBOT SIMULATION

De-risk cobot implementation by assessing concepts virtually

Using Visual Components our team can simulate and asses your current line for bottleneck and other KPIs.

We develop and simulate automation concepts, validating expected productivity gains.

Output

  • Demonstrate productivity gains to stakeholders
  • Rank automation concepts
  • De-risk integration at a fraction of the cost
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COBOT DEMONSTRATION DEVELOPMENT

Assess your site for automation opportunities

Our team has experience developing innovative manufacturing systems and can provide:
  • System & subsystem R&D
  • In-house prototyping + manufacturing
  • Robot programming
  • Integration & testing
  • Data collection & Industry 4.0 proofing

Output:

Production ready automation systems to fit your needs

Case Studies

PICK & PACK - ROBOT TOOL DESIGN

Client: Global Contract Packer

Brief:
Design & develop cobot cell to improve throughput on confectionery packing line

Result:

  • Implemented Sawyer cobot with multi pick PnP tooling and product feed system
  • Fully 3D printed, vacuum integrated tooling
  • Increased line throughput from 10 to 12 products/min
  • Released 3 heads from the line
  • Next project to introduce 2nd robot underway

AUTOMATED MACHINE TENDING

Client: Synthetic Diamond Manufacturer

Brief: Integrate a cobot system for automated wear assessment of machine tool

Result:

  • Integrated UR10 and Alicona SL into the Okuma 3000LB EX-II production machine
  • Fully integrated communications between Okuma, Alicona and Beckhoff control PLC
  • Combined control and safety circuits for both systems
  • Improved inspection cycles from 4/day to 30+/day

PACKING LINE SIMULATION

Client: US Pharmaceutical Company

Brief: Assess packing line for inefficiencies and use simulation to demonstrate ideal cobot cell with expected productivity improvements

Result:

  • Assessed & simulated production line to determine bottlenecks
  • Simulated ideal cell layout using Visual Components
  • Demonstrated reduced head count by 25% and increased throughput by 20%
  • Simulation used in final decision to integrate cobots

COBOT DEMONSTRATION DEVELOPMENT

Client: Multi-National Logistics Company

Brief: Develop exciting cobot demo unit to highlight client's Industry 4.0 capabilities at conferences and sales pitches.

Result:

  • Transportable unit developed using Rethink Robotics Sawyer demonstrating boxing & unboxing routine
  • Collaborative design and integrated closed loop control
  • Launched at in London innovation expo by client
Client: Global Logistics Company - Contract Packing

Brief:
Design & develop cobot cell to improve throughput on confectionary packing line

Result:

  • Implemented Sawyer cobot with multi PnP tooling and product feed system
  • Fully 3D printed, vacuum integrated tooling
  • Increased line throughput from 10 to 12 products/min
  • Released 3 heads from the line
  • Next project to introduce 2nd robot underway
Client: Synthetic Diamond Manufacturer

Brief: Integrate a cobot system for automated wear assessment of machine cutting tool

Result:

  • Integrated Alicona SL into the Okuma 3000LB EX-II production machine
  • Fully integrated communications between Okuma, Alicona and Beckhoff control PLC
  • Combined control and safety circuits for both systems
  • Improved inspection cycles from 4/day to 30+/day
Client: US Pharmaceutical Company

Brief: Assess packing line for inefficiencies and use simulation to demonstrate ideal cobot cell layout and explore productivity improvements

Result:

  • Assessed & simulated production line to determine bottlenecks
  • Simulated ideal cobot cell layout using Visual Components
  • Demonstrated reduced head count by 25% and increased through put by 20%
  • Simulation used in final decision making process
Client: Multi-National Logistics Company

Brief: Develop exciting cobot demo unit for client’s use at conferences and sales pitches to highlight their Industry 4.0 capabilities.

Result:

  • Project ongoing
  • Transportable unit developed using Rethink Robotics Sawyer demonstrating boxing & unboxing routine  
  • 1st iteration used at expo in London 10/2018

Our team

Redland Sanders

Robotics Systems & Solutions

Jack Pearson

Business Development & Operations

Glen Cahill

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

Alex Michaels

Software & Simulation

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