Mectalent has made an investment towards production automation by purchasing a cobot, or collaborative robot, and recruiting Robotic engineer Tuukka Palovaara. “Production automation aims to boost productivity and unravel bottlenecks in the different stages of the production line. The robot can also perform effectively and precisely the repetitive work stages which are tiring for humans”, says Palovaara.
Mectalent first started using the robot in one of the biggest bottlenecks in production, loading the CMM. The robot works independently and enables an efficient usage of CMM, which opens up more capacity for evening and nighttime use. In the future Mectalent plans to use robotics in other areas of production.
A cobot provides significant benefits compared to a regular industrial robot. Cobots are programmed to work alongside humans and therefore the robot does not require isolation. The cobot is a versatile and flexible asset which can be easily transferred between working stations.
“This investment improves our service capabilities, quickness of deliveries and competitiveness to our customers”, says Sales Manager Tero Harvala.