Up to now BJ-Gear has only painted one product series. With new possibilities, however, in the future it will be possible to paint workpieces in random order. According to Bjørn Sommer, this will soon be possible: “A chip in the equipment that defines the painting program enables a scanner to send a message to the UR5 with information about which program and which color is desired. This will optimize the production flow and shorten delivery times.”
With the two other UR5 robots, the older equipment was modernized and automated. The deburring and punching of gear wheels could be fully automated with one robot. It finishes the workpieces. The other collaborating robot works on three machines simultaneously. He operates a lathe, a cutting machine and an automatic washing machine. Without the involvement of an employee, 100 units per hour can be produced in this way.
The last collaborating robot is a UR10. It is used to automate processes with workpieces weighing more than 5 kg.