Robotics solution helps Romanian factory automate
- February 21, 2018
This factory in Bucharest, Romania faced a skills shortage. The solution: build in-house expertise in adopting robotics solutions.
Assa Abloy Romania assembles locks, which are then sent to other Assa Abloy factories worldwide, where they’re transformed into finished products. The factory suffered from a huge skills gap in Bucharest, the country’s capital city, where the unemployment rate is low. Difficulty attracting new workers to manufacturing forced an automation revolution.
In-house robotics expertise was built around a group of engineers and technicians in charge of automating processes with new technologies. The team chose the Robotiq 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper and Wrist Camera to pair a Universal Robots UR5 for a machine tending process. Two parts are positioned by the robot on a fixture and then welded by the machine.