Increase Capacity and Consistency
Whippany Actuation Systems faced increased demands for specialized parts. They needed to add capacity to their shop and faced some important choices: buy a new CNC machine, outsource the work, or introduce automation.
Whippany automated a collaborative robot that is able to slide open the door of their CNC machine with the Robotiq 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper, reach in, take the machined part out and replace it with a new blank part for machining, then instruct the CNC machine to begin its work.
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“We’ve increased our production capacity by being able to run the machine during unattended hours. We are now considering the possibility of in-sourcing more work because of our enhanced production capacity.”
“It freed up skilled workers to do value-added activity as opposed to loading-unloading the machine.”