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Fanuc, UK - IFR Robot Supplier
Leading automation integrator partners with FANUC UK to transform RA Labone's plastics manufacturing process
RA Labone, a plastics injection moulding manufacturer, wanted to increase the efficiency and production output of its tyre pressure sensor manufacturing process in order to meet the demands of its blue chip customers. A transformation was required for the whole end-to-end manufacturing process, including moulding, continuity testing, cooling, decay testing, and packaging.
RNA, a leading automation integrator, partnered with FANUC UK, the world's largest robotics and automation solutions provider, to produce a fully automated system for manufacturing, testing and packaging. Two FANUC M10iA robots were integrated into the automated system, which includes the following steps:
Following the installation of the automated system at the RA Labone plant, FANUC and RNA deployed engineers to educate employees around how to programme the automated system.
The automated solution provides a fully integrated and compact system increasing productivity, ensuring consistent product quality, reducing costs and minimising waste. The system also increases precision, speed and accuracy when placing the inserts and antennas into the moulding tool. Reliability of positioning components is also ensured by high precision and accuracy of the handling processes.
The automated cooling system improves the cooling time, guaranteeing integrity of moulding, continuity and leak decay test stations identifying good and bad mouldings.
Manufacturing efficiency and output have been increased as a result of the automated system, with the ability to deploy a 24 hour production cycle if required. A suite of new components can also be applied to develop the system to perform additional tasks.
Alan Edmonds, head of technical sales, RNA said: "We chose FANUC due to the speed and accuracy of the FANUC robot and as part of a recommendation from RA Labone who already use FANUC's products and services. The automated system has completely transformed production capabilities for RA Labone and we have had further requests for future projects off the back of this success."