Swedish contract manufacturer of electronics and electromechanics, Orbit One, has announced that it has built a new robot cell at its plant in Ronneby, Sweden. The cell has been specially designed on behalf of a large Swedish industrial company in order to manufacture identification and traceability solutions with built-in analytical tools.
”We received an inquiry on whether we could design an effective and sustainable solution for their manufacturing. Thanks to our fantastic cooperation with the customer and the automation consultants Spectrum Technology, we have now built a unique solution, which is fully operational,” said Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at the OEM, Ulf Karlsson.
”The robot cell has a fascinating complexity and is unbelievably space-efficient. It is fitted with three robotic arms and requires only one operator. The cell manufactures the entire unit and the robot handles all steps from depanelisation with laser, laser soldering, printed circuit board testing, battery assembly for plastic encapsulation and laser marking of the finished product. The quality requirements are extremely high and casting is done with the maximum possible accuracy. The robot cell configuration delivers one product every 30 seconds,” continued Karlsson.
”It is also gratifying that with this deal we show that we can compete with low-cost countries like China, for example, thanks to our high technical expertise. Manufacturing is also brought closer to the customer, which is of utmost importance during the development of complex products, when close collaboration is essential for the final result. The project has also strengthened and improved our own competence and competitiveness in a manner that will benefit all our customers.”