Increase CNC Machine Uptime with Robotiq’s 2F-85 and Wrist Camera
APN manufactures high-precision parts for the aerospace industry in Quebec City, Canada. To stay competitive in this field, they needed to increase machine uptime—with the ultimate goal of one day achieving 24-7 automated operations.
APN automated the parts-handling task with a Universal Robots UR5 and Robotiq 2F-85 Adaptive Gripper and Wrist Camera. After spending a year fine-tuning their first robotic cell, they replicated it eight times in four months.
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“The robot handles any of our 300 different parts with a single parametric program. When we make a change, we only have to do it once.”
“We needed some technology that could efficiently detect many parts, since our programs process around 300 different parts. Only the Robotiq Wrist Camera could do it with easy programming.”
“We worked on improving our first robot application for a whole year while it was in production. Then we replicated the application eight times in a span of four months.”
“The 2F-85 is very intuitive in terms of force, opening, and activation. For everything pick-and-place-related, you can mount the fingertips however you want.”