MillPart extends production time 7 hours with Global AGV
Added an extra
shift per day
At MillPart, it used to be a manual process to 'feed' their robot cells with raw materials. This led to bottlenecks and line stoppages because their robot cells ran out of raw materials—and they didn't restart until an employee noticed it.
With the AGV, MillPart can now 'feed up' and ensure that there is raw material for the robot cells for well over 24 hours, thereby maintaining a smooth flow in production.
Specifically, this means they can keep the production line running for an additional 6-7 hours beyond their regular working hours – naturally resulting in increased production capacity and the full usage of their machines.
Fewer bottlenecks and one extra shift per day
Production line bottlenecks and stoppages are both expensive and unsustainable. At MillPart, they had the recurring challenge of many irregularities in their robot cells because they ran out of raw materials.
The AGV has resolved this challenge.
The Global AGV’s implementation means that today they have more stable production and can run one extra shift per day without additional staff.
The need for stable and steady production was of great importance for the AGV investment.
"We wanted to minimise fluctuations due to high activity and staff shortages. With Global AGV, we can maintain a smooth production flow. Before, an operator had to move the pallets manually. Therefore, we often had stoppages on the line because it had run out of raw material – and it did not run again until an employee discovered the stoppage. With the AGV, we can “feed up” and make sure there is raw material for well over 24 hours,"
says Tom Nørsten, Production Manager at MillPart.
Specifically, this means that they can keep the production line running for 6-7 hours longer than their regular working hours – and making full use of the machines has naturally increased production capacity.
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