White Paper: Transforming Medium-Industry Manufacturing Through Vision-Guided Robotics and CAD to Path Generation
Automation using robotics isn’t a new concept in the world of manufacturing, but many industries are still discovering robotics’ endless possibilities. Medium-industry manufacturing is associated with automotive, aluminum die casting, and durable goods, but residential construction falls into the same category. Building a prefabricated residential structure may seem like it’s a heavy-industry project, but it’s really a lot of medium-industry pieces combined to create one finished product, much like a car.
The latest free white paper we’ve published features a medium-industry project that introduced automation to the featured clients’ facility. Our client had historically had their employees manually measure and cut all of the floorboards needed for a prefabricated residential building. The issue with a manual process lies in the room for human error. Each floorboard piece had different required measurements in order to match the layout of multiple building plans. Employees at their manufacturing facility measured, cut, and organized each floorboard with their own hands. Our clients knew there had to be a more efficient and precise way to complete this part of their process.
Our engineers are always excited to design a new process for a client, but this project was particularly exciting. Our clients had no other automated processes within their facilities. The process our engineers designed would be the first for the entire company.
Our clients needed a process that could translate building plans from two dimensional CAD drawings to finished floorboards, cut, stacked, and organized in order of their use in the downstream process. The automated system required vision-guided robotics, custom software, and adaptability with minimal input from an operator.
Though the project seemed complicated, our engineering team knew they could design a system that met all of our clients’ needs, as well as delivering faster production times and decreased safety risks for employees within their facility. The result of our engineers’ expertise was an easy-to-use-system that integrated with their other processes to deliver finished products faster than they thought possible.
In this free white paper, you’ll discover how this custom, adaptable system:
- Decreases safety risks to employees through remote operation
- Creates more revenue through increased throughput
- Saves time and money through decreased production time
- Eliminates the possibility of human errors with precise measurements translated with robotics and custom software to result in cut, organized floorboards
To discover more about how Navus engineers used vision-guided robotics to design a custom automation process that worked for our client’s needs, you can read all about it in the free white paper, Transforming Medium-Industry Manufacturing Through Vision-Guided Robotics and CAD to Path Generation.
Navus Automation Inc. is a leading full-service automation integrator. Our world-class team has a reputation for applying ingenuity to solve complex challenges and deliver customized turn-key systems solutions. From concept to completion, Navus provides robotic welding and automation systems built upon our unwavering commitment to excellence, precision, and reliability