Renkler Makina Commissioned Its New Robot26.04.2022

Renkler Makina, which continues its activities in the metal processing sector, announced its new robot investment. With the new investment, the company has increased the number of metal collars involved in production to 15.

With the principle of quality and standard production, the company has increased the number of robots in order to meet the increasing customer demands and increase its production capacity, and at the same time, it makes its production methods more technological in the constantly developing sector.

Renkler Makina Kemalpaşa Factory Production Manager Cem Dalbicer answered ST Endüstri Medya's questions.

As Renkler Makina, for what purpose did you commission your 15th industrial robot? In which process/in which phase of your production will you use your robot? Can you talk about the features of the robot?

As Renkler Makina, we are increasing the number of robots in order to meet the increasing customer demands with our quality and standard production principle and to increase our production capacity. At the same time, we are making our production methods more technological in the developing sector. We have 3 robots in total in our newly established line. Our robots do the work we call pick and place, feeding and unloading materials to the press bench that performs cold forming. Our robots are the KR 120 R2700-2 series robots of the KUKA brand. If we talk roughly about its features; Working with the KRC4 control cabinet, our robots have a maximum working distance of 2700 mm and a carrying capacity of 120 kg.

Did you work with an integrator company in the process? Could you briefly summarize the project and commissioning process?

We worked with HTS Engineering company from the beginning to the end of the process. If we summarize the commissioning process from the beginning; At the first stage, we determined our products suitable for commissioning and conducted a feasibility study, however, product samples and documents were shared with the integrator company in the process that started, and layout grippers were studied. In parallel, we went to mold revisions in order to speed up the mold change in our own structure, to reduce our setup times in direct proportion to this, and to make the relevant reference molds suitable for working with the robot. In this way, we have shared the molds of our parts with two or more operations with a carcass. We supported the integrator company at every stage of the process in terms of gripper design, writing robot programs, and creating part cycles during the commissioning process of robots, and we made our system work.

What kind of contributions do you expect your robot investment to make to your production?

As we mentioned in the first question, production techniques change with the developing industry. Robot investments play an important role in keeping up with the times and making a difference in the industry. Since the production with the robot is faster than the human, we provide an absolute increase in capacity, at the same time we standardize our production and increase the quality accordingly. We have created a 35 percent improvement in our average operation times. In addition, since all disruptions that may occur in manual operations due to the work itself and its effects on the operator are transferred to the robot, we can achieve maximum efficiency with minimum error. Robot investments not only contribute to the production itself, but also to our teammates in the project. We increase the number of our competent employees who know how to use robots, both with the process itself and with the trainings we provide.