The metal production use case deals with the packaging of aluminum profiles on pallets based on personalized customer orders. On each line, operators are involved for manually transferring aluminum profiles and feeding two sequential machines for the placement of protective foils and paper covers before they are transferred to the pallet.
Automation of packing processes using industrial robots will increase productivity as robot agents will effectively and consistently transfer profiles between machines towards their final packaging. Intelligent fixtures and machine learning algorithms will enhance the system’s performance for new product variants.
The overall system will promote shifting of human workers to more added value and less strenuous operations, increasing their well-being and improving ergonomics, quality, error occurrences and cost savings.