In order to strengthen its global competitiveness, the Danish manufacturing company SKOV A / S would, among other things, reduce operator and wasted time in production.
SKOV wanted a solution that easily streamlined the handling of both high-volume printed circuit boards and low-number printed circuit boards – of course without compromising operational stability or safety.
Therefore, in 2018, SKOV decided to invest in another flexible plug & play automation solution from Technicon.
“The collaboration has worked impeccably. Technicon has from start to finish contributed to our automation initiatives coming well from land and now being well implemented. The dialogue has been constructive throughout, and as agreed, we have been trained along the way and have thus been strengthened. our internal competencies. ”
“Along the way, Technicon has shared its know-how about automation and its great insight into collaborative robots. At the same time, Technicon’s employees have focused on the details and have delivered both robust and usable solutions and an end product that we are really happy about. We has also received further inspiration for the next step in our automation efforts. ” – Frank Hjøllund Jensen, Production Technical Manager SKOV A / S.
Technicon delivered a modular plug & play solution, composed of selected standard products from their range:
With Technicon’s plug & play solution, SKOV was able to handle varying printed circuit boards much faster and more efficiently. The clear productivity advantages mean that SKOV has gone from 0 to 90% automation of the print handling in the module test process.
“It has been an engaging and involving process. Good dialogue before, during and after two successful automation projects together with Technicon and possibly more projects in the near future, makes it easy for me to recommend a collaboration with Technicon” – Frank Hjøllund Jensen, Production Technology chef, SKOV A / S.
This calculator shows the potentially dramatic impact in savings on a robot versus manual labor over the life of the project.
Takes only 1 minute to completeOur calculator should be seen as an indication. With each installation, there may be other costs / savings that affect the repayment of the individual installation.
Total system costs for new automation solution
Number of robots for new solution
Application of solution
Annual labor costs per operator, including employee benefits
Number of operators released per shift(Note: % part that is released is entered on the next page)
Percentage of workforce retained for system operation per shift:
Expected increased productivity
Freed labor over 7 years
Productivity improvement over 7 years