Cobots and in general HRC solutions, which can be used for multiple functions due to their flexibility in deployment, offer higher returns on investment and faster payback, compared to legacy industrial robots. Moreover, cobots’ safety features and ease of use make integration and implementation less costly than the traditional industrial robots. In high-cost countries, having skilled human workers engaged in suitable configured manufacturing, assembly, finishing and inspection operations side by side with cobots is one of the most cost- effective ways to leverage the unique value-adding capabilities of a skilled human workforce
ROSSINI delivers high performance HRC workcells, combining the safety of traditional cobots with the working speed and payloads of industrial robots, capable of optimising task execution. This triggers manufacturers’ investment in HRC technology, increasing European factories productivity and thus competitiveness versus low-cost manufacturers.
Z-BRE4K heavily contributes to the economic sustainability of the manufacturing sector by deploying an advanced maintenance solution aimed to attain zero unexpected breakdowns. In this regard, Z-BRE4K will avoid fatal failures, thus minimizing the breakdown times and need for spare parts and overhauls and will estimate the remaining useful life of critical subsystems of machinery, lines and shopfloor so that maintenance operations can be scheduled and optimized.
The minimization of downtimes and failures, the optimization of maintenance operations and the reduction of row material waste will lead to an increase the in-service efficiency by 26% and increased productivity.
PROGRAMS solution will allow to gain a “10% increased in-service efficiency through reduced failure rates, downtime due to repair, unplanned plant or production system outages and extension of component life.”
•reduced failure rates:
analysis of real sensor data coupled with physically-based models allows to understand the real status of system components
optimal maintenance strategies allows to perform maintenance before components crash
•reduced downtime due to repair:
precise determination of components RUL will allow to replace/repair components before critical downtime
smart maintenance strategies allow to minimize maintenance impact on the production activities
•reduced unplanned plant/production system interruptions:
repair or replace of components before crash will lead to less unexpected components breakage
rationalized maintenance crews deployments will reduce the number of unavailable spare parts or maintenance teams.
shared maintenance information will reduce time for reacting to unplanned outages.
•extension of component life
Smart RULE algorithms will allow to exploit a component up to its full useful life
tuning of processing parameters allows to use equipment for a longer time
All these aspects will reduce the costs related to maintenance activities, thus increasing the sustainability of the production process.