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January 18, 2017
Our sister company, Vullings Metaalbewerking, has been using robots in its machining production since 2005. While we are home sleeping, one of these robots works the whole night through, operating a Fanuc RoboDrill (a 5-axle milling machine). The coordination and control between the robot, the RoboDrill and the component or material to be machined was developed entirely in-house at Vullings. What is special about this robot cell is that the product, the machine clamp and the robot gripper (the “hand” that the robot uses to handle the product) can be changed without any manual input, meaning that several different products can be manufactured in one cycle with no manual labour required (e.g. 10 x product A, 25 x product B and 15 x product C)
This robot cell, which we designed in house, generated much interest from both machine and robot suppliers, as well as their clients. This led to Vullings Systemen recently designing a new robot cell, this time not for our own production purposes, but for one of our good customers in Belgium. After witnessing the robot cell in action in our production area, our customer placed an order for us to design a similar cell to produce a number of their products. Meanwhile, the robot co-worker is producing excellent products for our customer.