The “Midnight Cherry” finish was released by Paradigm for a new range of speakers. The demand was much higher than expected. So much more loudspeakers had to be produced.
“To achieve this finish, several layers of varnish have to be applied and after each layer is applied, you have to polish, polish, polish. This involves a lot of manual work. The difficulty here is to find skilled workers for this job; we simply couldn’t find enough skilled workers,” explained Oleg Bogdanov, Technical Manager.
There was even a Cartesian robot in operation. However, this required a high level of safety precautions to ensure that the employees were not put at risk.
According to John Phillips, Senior Manager of Production Services, until then there was no way a robot could work with an employee. However, this was necessary because the machine had to be closely monitored during polishing. However, precisely this control is not possible with a separate robot cell.