Application Experiments 2019

 

Collaborating with robots

An assembly line with conveyor belts was not an option for Klefer, as items vary from large metal plates to small wheels and screws. The L4MS experiment gave Klefer an opportunity to test how the present workflow could be partly automated by using robots in collaboration with people.

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Transporting food with robots 

Transport and material handling are the key processes on Kulinaaria’s production floor where up to 6,000 boxes of goods move daily within the factory. The objective of the experiment was to improve the intra-logistic process by automating the transport of boxes

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Automation between two floors

When your factory is built on two floors, you need to find a solution to the internal logistics bottleneck in material flows between the floors. The OJS consortium developed a robotics-based way to help this Italian fashion manufacturer to streamline production and cut costs.

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Overhead transportation

Norwegian textile factory is highly automated with the newest technologies in the industry, but in some areas the automation is still a dream. About five years ago, Tor Jonsson and his crew started to look for a new technology to automate the intra-factory logistics in a sewing hall.

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Improving human-robot collaboration

Procalçado currently uses SAP for production planning. For this experiment, they customized an application to act as interface between SAP and L4MS's own OPIL (Open Platform for Internal Logistics). This new application will communicate production time planning, generate task requests to OPIL, and OPIL will, based on that information, ensure that moulds are delivered and prepared on time by the AGVs. 

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AGV's transporting small parts

Even unique workflows can be supported by automation. At Bazigos factory, small parts are carried manually or pushed in trolleys from the warehouse to workstations. There are also big metal plates weighing up to hundreds of kilos that are lifted onto trolleys with roof cranes. Thanks to automation, 70% of labour and ergonomic costs were reduced.

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