The combination of changing needs for solving manual production tasks and product series with low numbers is a challenge for many companies. That’s why the development of hyperflexible robots – automation solutions that can be easily and quickly moved and adapted to diverse tasks – are so important for job maintenance and competitive market prices.
In this case, Technicon, together with a number of partners, has developed a robot cell – a flexibly built-in modular table system for assembling / pressing handwheels, packing thermostats in blister shells and packing in boxes. The various components involved in the process are mixed in the vibration feeder, which has vision detection (visual recognition) for pick´n place.
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