Casestudy at Unitron

Unitron embraces Co (bot) worker

While implementing a multi-component polyurethane molding process, Unitron decided to combine the precision and other benefits of a cobot with the quality of work and valuable knowledge of our assembly experts.

A semi-automated polyurethane processing system with very high accuracy. Together with specialists Olmia Robotics and Meter Mix Benelux, we realized this project. Olmia Robotics delivered:

  • the cobot;
  • a support stand;
  • various sensors;
  • a customized glue set;
  • cable guides;
  • and training of the cobot operators.

This cobot set was then implemented into the production process by Meter Mix Benelux.

Meter Mix Benelux supplied

  • the mixing and dosing system;
  • customized vacuum tanks.

The chemical aspect of this process was a new feature in Unitron’s production process. An intensive learning process resulted in a lot of knowledge in which every conceivable challenge was addressed. Side effects and environmental impact are often underestimated challenges when you innovate on automation. Unitron has chosen to address these challenges itself instead of handing it over to external expertise. Recommendations and assistance from our chemicals supplier Rotec was extremely valuable during the validation of the production process. We are now able to process polyurethane resin with different application techniques for EX applications, high-performance industrial products and future applications in life sciences.

The new knowledge of the polyurethane processing system also allows for process improvement in Unitron’s existing processes such as soldering, ultrasonic welding, (UV) bonding and the automated application of conformal coating. Increases in production volumes are inherent in these optimizations.