The company approached Jason Barker, founder and Chief Technical Officer at CNC Robotics, and was soon convinced that he was very knowledgeable about robots and machining. They were also impressed with his can-do attitude and his determination to make the system work successfully no matter what.
The resulting package from CNC Robotics included the robot, its enclosure and a purpose-designed fixture to load and remove the parts. The cost of a Cobot was not that much cheaper than the robot system. The robot seemed to be faster and much more robust, an important factor as none of the company’s staff had any previous experience in operating this type of equipment.
In addition, the company felt it would be easier to repurpose the robot if it wasn’t required for this project any longer. The complete system is set up so that it can be removed from the machine in five minutes, either so it can be used on another machine or in a completely different area of automation.
As well as finding the staff from CNC Robotics easy to deal with, the customer was impressed with the speed of the installation. Having completed the testing on a Friday afternoon, the new system was left to run over that night. By the end of the weekend, more than 300 components had been produced, all to the high standards expected for optical equipment.