Success Story

Electronic Components Palletisation

During the production of displays for the automotive industry, the challenge is to keep dirt particles away from these sensitive components. Our client Continental therefore relies on lightweight robots, which can be used flexibly and cost-effectively for various handling tasks as part of our standardised modules.

Initial Situation

In a displayassembly bonding unit for the automotive industry, freedom from particles is of paramount importance. In such an environment, humans are considered to be a major source of potential product contamination. Up to five different displays are to be bonded in each of two bonding stations. The individual parts are to be fed in via four input locations and subsequently removed from two output locations.

 

The unitESD Capability is a mandatory requirement.

Implementation

In the unit’s initial expansion stage, a lightweight robot from UniversalRobots separates load carriers with several components each from two stacks, which can be operator fed into the unit at two locations.

An further Cobot, mounted on a column with integrated visualisation of the unit’s operational- & safety states and secured with floor scanners, subsequenlty feeds the individual parts to the unit.

Attention has been paid to allow for quick and easy access to the automated insertion area in front of the system by the customer’s employees in case manual intervention becomes necessary.

In a subsequent expansion stage, the use of mobile robots is envisaged, which then will automatically feed the tray stacks into the unit.

Client Value Proposition

The automation of this process enables the client to glue components free of particles and to achieve the highest possible product quality. The modular design is the basis for a wide range of applications throughout the entire production process – for inspection tasks as well as for the assembly of components.

Methodology

Material handling with collaborative robots by UniversalRobots. A safety concept with laser scanners by SICK. An ESD capable palletising unit featuring a modular design.

Parameter

  • Cycle time 30 seconds.
  • Integration of 7 types