Case study – Sleeve handling & storage
Maximizing efficiency, avoiding damage, and reducing repetitive tasks.
This Case Study describes our client´s achievements and increases in efficiency by optimizing their sleeve handling and storage with a customized solution. Most projects have several possible solutions, but it is possible to align the project, meet the client’s financial reality, and obtain a short return on investment for the business case by designing the most cost-effective solution.
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Maximize efficiency while improving employee health
Our client´s product variation is quite significant in their flexible packaging materials. In addition, their many business areas results in many different printing sleeves in production. The client is used to handle sleeves manually, and that causes repetitive work movements and heavy handling for the operators. Furthermore, each sleeve represents a considerable investment both in cost and in manhours.
About our client
The client is a major player in packaging solutions within lidding materials for food, pharmaceutical, and tobacco applications. They have many years of experience and a high focus on high-quality solutions.
Needs & specification
The client needed to find a reliable supplier with wide experience within automation to help determine what machinery to implement within their existing factory to maximize their efficiency, avoid damage to the valuable sleeves and minimize repetetive tasks.
“THE SOLUTION STORES UP TO 1500 INDIVIDUAL SLEEVES”
CH System delivered an automatic storage and handling system according to the client´s needs and specifications.
The new automatic system can store up to 1500 individual sleeves, each with a unique number and floating storage location.
The sleeves are stored vertically and vary in length, diameter, and weight.
The heart of the new system is a 3-axis gantry robot located above the physical sleeve storage area of more than 50 m2. Besides the gantry robot, the project also included in- and out-feed trolleys and a “washing machine” for the sleeves.
The complete project with mechanical & electrical engineering and software
programming was handled in-house at CH System. The project included a complete
Intralog system (the warehouse management software) that keeps track of the individual sleeves using the embedded RFID tag. The system logs the necessary information, such as how often each sleeve has been used and the precise location of each sleeve. This ensures high quality with high accuracy.
“They have an extensive quality and documentation process that ensures my desired results”
GANTRY ROBOTS OFFERS HIGH PRESICION
Utmost care is the key word for ensuring safe storage of the sleeves, which goes hand in hand with our gantry robot design with precision, repeatability, and smooth handling. The robot gripper is specially designed for the application, both lifting on the upper part of the sleeve and supporting at the bottom of the sleeve.
The solution can always be scaled and customized according to new customer needs.
Factory acceptance test
Prior to shipment, the solution was assembled, both mechanically and electrically, at CH System. During a FAT, the entire system is tested with the client present.
This ensures the solution is working correctly according to the client’s specifications.
With a FAT, the client will almost always save time and money because any issues can be addressed before the solution arrives at the client’s site.
With the new CH System solution installed, our client is now able to achieve;
Possibility to upskill employee for more advanced positions
Increase of efficiency
Improved health by reducing repetetive tasks
Maximize production volume
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Niels Frost Nielsen
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