The modern assembly workstations from RK Rose+Krieger can be variably adapted to the respective activity or easily converted to new tasks. For the flexible equipment, various assistance modules are also available that support the workers in different ways - and thus also contribute to higher product quality.
RK Rose+Krieger offers a total of three different assistance systems, and it is also possible to equip the assembly workstations with cobots. Which solution makes sense depends on the type of application: for example, the Setago pick-to-light system ensures that the worker always assembles the correct components in the correct sequence. The system impresses with its simple installation and commissioning. Guided by pick-to-light sensors, images and videos, new employees are able to work productively and error-free within a short time.
The Poka Yoke system enables error prevention via flap control. In addition to a light signal, the closing flap of the respective material box opens. This ensures that the worker can only grab the part that matches the assembly task and sequence. Feedback is either automatic or manual. The PLC-based control system allows both customer-specific integration into existing control systems and almost unlimited extensions of the assembly processes at the workstations. For example, it is possible to retrofit the modular system to existing workstations. In addition to use in integrative workshops, numerous other possible applications are conceivable.
The cognitive assistance system "Clever Klaus" supports the worker with the help of intelligent image recognition and processing. It guides him through the individual assembly steps, checks the position of the parts and correct assembly, indicates errors and thus actively ensures the quality of the manufactured assemblies.
Assembly workplaces can be equipped with small collaborative robots, so-called cobots, especially to relieve the worker of monotonous, physically demanding or dangerous tasks. They work together with humans, for example, handing them material or placing finished parts. To learn these work steps, they are guided by hand in a "teach-in" process. Once the process has been learned, the cobot then carries it out automatically. In this way, even critical or dangerous processes can be automated, thus eliminating the risk to the employee.
The realisation of process- and machine-safe assembly workplaces requires comprehensive knowledge in the areas of mechanics, electronics and software solutions. RK Rose+Krieger therefore offers its customers professional help in configuring customised, ergonomic manual workstations that are perfectly tailored to the respective area of application.