A collaboration between two Londonderry firms, DuPont and FAST Applied sciences, has resulted within the creation of a brand new, subsequent era robotic with superior imaginative and prescient and software program expertise that may permit DuPont to work safer and sooner within the manufacturing of Kevlar®.
Paul Kirkpatrick, DuPont Maydown, mentioned: “Following two years of intense analysis and collaborative innovation with FAST Applied sciences, this can be very gratifying to see the brand new AMR (autonomous cellular robotic) up and operating and doing precisely what we hoped it could.
“The AMR is used within the manufacturing of Kevlar® and permits the secure unloading of completed bobbins, the emptying of tubes routinely and the motion of bobbins to outlined places. The AMR might be working in a difficult work setting alongside working personnel, so it has a fancy communication construction that may maintain it operating.”
FAST is a complicated manufacturing firm, specialising in automation, robotics and software program options for firms globally.
Colin Spence, director at FAST, defined: “The system we have now developed in collaboration with DuPont is not like any robotic obtainable to industrial producers at the moment. Extra than simply an AMR that is automated and clever, absolutely cellular and without having for tracks, with an onboard collaborative robotic arm that may manipulate as much as 16kg hundreds.
“It has built-in environment friendly imaginative and prescient system that gives depth notion for various heights or stacked objects to account for dynamic working environments. The partnership with DuPont has introduced collectively years of mixed abilities and information to develop a complicated manufacturing answer that allows safer, extra productive, and environment friendly workspaces.”
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