Flexible material handling in automotive car body production with PLR from SICK | SICK AG

Flexible material handling in automotive car body production with PLR from SICK | SICK AG


Today’s car body production is no stranger to robot automated work. Simple repetitive tasks are handled easily. But when tasks get more complicated and flexibility
is needed things go wrong. Often with disastrous results. With our long experience in the automotive
industry we know that “automated material handling operation“ is
among the top issues in car body production. With the new PLR sensor from SICK we have
put all our efforts into developing a sensor that enables flexible robot automation with
maximum availability at low cost. With a combination of 2D and 3D vision techniques
the PLR sensor can guide the robot to the exact position of
every individual part. This ensures safe gripping without accidents
and precise placement of the part for the consecutive processing. The sensor is easy to install and connects
directly to the robot controller. For configuration and service, a laptop
is connected through the built in web-server, enabling easy setup and service operations. With PLR based robot handling, you can let
go of expensive high-precision part carrier systems and re-gripping stations, still maintaining
the reliability achieved with manual handling. This frees up floor space, labor capacity
and reduces complexity, increasing safety on the site. Also, compared to other solutions you can
expect lower cost and higher flexibility with minimal service. The new PLR sensor from SICK proves that robot
automated work doesn’t need to be a costly and complicated process. And most importantly, quite simply, it works!

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