Robotic Systems

SPOKO Integrators Ltd. provided a robotic cell for loading one headliner substrate at a time into the furnace. For this application Spoko used a UP20 Motorman robot. One of the challenges was ensuring the continuous supply of the substrates while simultaneously providing a safe environment for workers who replenished empty skids with new ones without effecting the operation of the robotic arm. The second challenge was to design and develop a system that compensated shifting headliners on the skids. The end-of-arm tooling was utilized along with clever programming to realign the sheets of substrate. Robot programming was also utilized to manage the static build up between the substrates.