Case study: YuMi manufacturing sockets at ABB’s plant in the Czech Republic

Designed for use in Small Parts Assembly, YuMi will work side-by-side with a human counterpart at ABB Elektro-Praga on its socket lid assembly line. Thanks to its inherently safe design, the collaborative dual arm robot solution will ensure the safety of those around it and elevate the nature of work at the plant by performing repetitive tasks to perfection.

The collaborative workstation consists of YuMi, a human operator, sensor devices, conveyors, vibration feeders, and a spring disentangling system. YuMi handles springs, child locks and child lock covers. The assembly process is triggered by the human operator who places two socket lids and two child lock covers in front of the robot. YuMi uses its suction grippers to grasp the child locks which it then places into prepared socket lids. Next, YuMi takes springs from the feeder (two pieces per each socket), and puts them into the space between the child lock and the socket lid. The robot then grasps the child lock cover with its gripper and places it on the socket lid which is equipped with a child lock and spring. The socket assembly is completed by pushing the child lock cover into the socket lid. The operator inserts a screw into the lid and sends the completed socket for packaging. In addition to parts handling, the human operator is responsible for supervision of the overall assembly process.


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Artikeln är kategoriserat som Fördjupning  /  Publicerad 2018-05-12  /  Skriven av johan