Self-contained robot cell delivers entry route for first timers

Self-contained robot cell delivers entry route for first timers

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2017

News Self-contained robot cell delivers entry route for first timers

Loop Technology has developed an entry-level solution to industrial robotics borne from the realisation of a recent project for the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

The MTC, based in Coventry, asked Loop Technology, a member of the MTC and a long-term supplier, to design a self-contained robot cell capable of providing a flexible development and demonstration platform with capability for future expansion.

Loop Technology created a cell in a modular format allowing rapid integration with a range of robots including the KUKA KR AGILUS and the KUKA LBR IIWA.
The 2 x 2 metre self-contained ready-to-run format, has successfully removed the barriers of entry into industrial robotics, which has proved very popular, with orders already in place for similar cells.

Loop’s Project Manager, Peter Eyre said: “I’m sure this cell will be very popular with organisations breaking into the sector for the first time and more established robotic operators looking to improve the efficiency of their development processes.”

The impact of this project is very exciting as it invites organisations to embrace robotics, open the door and enter into the industrial robotics sector.

Loop’s newest apprentice Alex Garlick, who joined on the company’s electrical apprenticeship scheme and has been instrumental in the cell build, handed it over to the MTC.

Our partnership with the MTC provides us with a collaborative environment, allowing for the realisation of a joint vision for UK Manufacturing. ATS are able to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience that both the MTC, and other member organisations offer, which in turn delivers real value from our investment.
Kevin Partington
UK Managing Director, ATS Global