BARTH Präzisionstechnik GmbH is a service provider for machining manufacturing processes and supplies globally operating customers with high-precision parts with diameters from 5 to 900 mm and weights from 5 grams to over 1 tonne. 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 focuses on the automation of manual, industrial work processes.
Three ADVANCED ROBOTIC WORKSTATIONS VON ESSERT , which are currently in use, are responsible for feeding automotive parts to CNC machining production systems. The use of advanced robot workstations not only improves the manufacturing process, but also the working conditions of the employees at the machine and the value-added chain for existing orders with a duration of several years.
The monotonous machine assembly of metal cutting CNC production lines was to be automated. One of the goals was to entrust qualified specialists with more demanding tasks in the future and to increase added value. Therefore, ESSERT’s Advanced Robotic Workstation was chosen.
“The casting to be machined is a challenge. A 100% process reliability and the self-control of the plant whether the casting was placed correctly or not are essential. We have no room for mistakes. The spatial conditions as well as the interfaces to production plants of different ages also played a major role in the implementation,” explains Michael Barth, responsible for project management at BARTH.
One of three Advanced Robotic Workstations
The workstations and 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 operators on the machines from four to two.”
Thanks to the automation, BARTH Präzisionstechnik GmbH is not only able to deploy its employees for more demanding tasks, but has also been able to create cost-efficient and stable work processes.