Ferdinand Wagner relies on two UR5 robots. They work closely together and with the other machines. One of the robots takes care of the initial processes. It selects the parts to be welded, inserts them into an automatic spot welder and places them in a liquid.
In the second process, the second collaborating robot transports the part to a high-frequency soldering station for assembly. After this work, the robot holds the parts in a camera system for automatic inspection.
As Ferdinand Wagner works with sensitive parts and the surfaces must not be damaged, the cobots and grippers are very finely adjusted. This avoids the high costs associated with damaged parts becoming unusable.
Both robots are designed to process 160 parts together. Processing takes place in two-shift intervals, followed by a free shift. Even after the end of the working day, the cobots continue to work in an unnamed shift until the material has been used up.
Employees did not have to be released from their duties. They can now devote themselves to smaller series and thus have significantly more variety.