Our robotics portfolio for your success

Maximum flexibility with high technical availability - these are the advantages of a robot in a nutshell. Heavy, monotonous or dangerous tasks can be taken over by a robot and the employees are available for other activities. Whether in an interlinked system concept, as a stand-alone solution or as a retrofit - the IMA Schelling Group has set itself the goal of making these advantages available to you in various applications. 

But where, how and with what do I start to automate my production with robots? Product Manager Jan Frederik Bode answers the most important questions for you.


Jan Frederik Bode
Product Manager Robotics
IMA Schelling Group

WHERE DO I START?


Jan Frederik Bode:

An alternative to manual operation can be found on almost every machine. It is therefore often difficult to take the first step and decide on which machine or in which production steps automation should be implemented using robots. But the decision is easier to make than you might think:

What is the biggest pain point in my production?

For which activities is it difficult to find employees?

Which activities take up a lot of time in the day-to-day production process?

All these questions quickly lead to the answer. Because it is precisely these areas that offer a lot of potential for optimization and automation. 

 

WHAT DO I NEED?


Jan Frederik Bode:

It is important to have a clear picture of the process to be optimized.

Do I produce series parts or in batch size 1?

Do I produce on a commission basis or for my warehouse?

Where do which parts go?

These are questions that should be answered clearly in order to be able to implement the use of robots sensibly.

The data landscape also plays an important role. The more automated a process is to be, the more important it is to have comprehensive and, above all, well-maintained data - by this the machine and robot know what they need to do.

WHAT CAN THIS LOOK LIKE?


Jan Frederik Bode:

The classic and comprehensive approach is full interlinking. Here, an overall concept is worked out before the first investment is made, so that robots are used wherever they offer the greatest benefit for the production process.

However, existing production sequences and processes can also be gradually automated with robots. Semi-automated island production is the keyword here. Machines can be automated step by step and in any order.

As a complementary step to machine automation, AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) can play a role in linking automated islands.

To support our customers with step-by-step automation, many of our robotic solutions can also be installed on saws and CNC machines in a second construction stage.
 

Our robot solutions at a glance

Would you like to find out more about our robotics solutions? We have put together a small overview of various solutions. You can find more information on our website in the Robotics section.