The company based in the Karlovy Vary region engaged in the production of electrical connectors for the automotive industry needed to verify the possibilities of utilizing collaborative robots in production. The analysis was performed on three selected production workplaces characterized by a high degree of manipulation. Specific technologies (robots, grippers, vibration buffers, etc.) were selected for specific needs of the workplaces based on technological suitability and compliance of process parameters with workplace requirements. A conceptual design was performed for each workplace and was verified in the form of simulations in the Tecnomatix Process Simulate software. The main outputs of the simulations were space requirements for modified workplaces and cycle times. The cost calculation, including return on investment, was also elaborated.

Project contact person:

Ing. Marek Bureš, Ph.D., +420 606 050 830, buresm@rti.zcu.cz