BARTH precision engineering GmbH automates its machine assembly

Case Studies
22. Mar 2023
As a service provider for machining processes, BARTH PRÄZISIONSTECHNIK GMBH supplies global customers with high-precision parts with diameters from 5 to 900 mm or weights from 5 grams to over 1 ton.

 

Summary

As a service provider for machining processes, BARTH PRÄZISIONSTECHNIK GMBH supplies global customers with high-precision parts with diameters from 5 to 900 mm or weights from 5 grams to over 1 ton. As a reliable supplier to the automotive industry, plant engineering and mechanical engineering, the company pursues the highest precision and a zero-defect philosophy.

Due to the demand to continuously question and optimize existing work processes, BARTH Präzisionstechnik GmbH relies on the automation of manual, industrial work processes.

Three ADVANCED ROBOTIC WORKSTATIONS FROM ESSERT are used to feed automotive parts to CNC machining production systems. The use of the advanced robotic workstations not only improves the production process, but also the working conditions of the employees at the machine and the value chain for existing orders with a term of several years.

The challenge

The monotonous machine loading of cutting CNC production systems was to be automated. One of the goals was to entrust qualified specialists with more demanding tasks in the future and to increase the added value. Therefore, the decision was made in favor of ESSERT’s Advanced Robotic Workstation.

“The casting to be machined is a challenge. 100% process reliability and the system’s self-monitoring of whether or not the casting has been placed correctly are essential. We have no room for error. The spatial conditions and the interfaces to production plants of different ages also played a key role in the implementation,” explains Michael Barth, who is responsible for project management at BARTH.

One of 3 Advanced Robotic Workstations in operation

The current status

The workstations and the simple operation are convincing, says Michael Barth: “The standardized robot workstation is easy for our employees to operate. Thanks to the guaranteed process reliability of the automation and the control function, we were able to reduce the number of workers at the machines from four to two.”

Thanks to automation, BARTH Präzisionstechnik GmbH is not only able to deploy its employees for more demanding work, but has also been able to create equally cost-efficient and stable work processes.

“With ESSERT GmbH we have a strong partner in the automation of our work processes. By using the robotic workstations, we are able to work in a more value-adding way and save a lot of space and thus cash due to the compact design. Our expectations are fully met.”Michael Barth, Project Management