EVENT COMPLETED | Robotas to Exhibit at Southern Manufacturing 2015

While best known for its Mascot PCB workstations, Robotas Technologies Ltd is using Southern Manufacturing 2015 to demonstrate its growth and diversification into new hand assembly sectors. The company’s key exhibit will be its Sigma Hand Assembly workstation, now featuring new ergonomic production benches and intelligent parts handling resources. Sigma helps deliver a productive lean manufacturing process. Based on the proven Robotas Mascot PCB hand assembly station, the Sigma platform has been designed to address complex mechanical hand assembly. Sigma shares some key characteristics of Mascot, such as flexibility to adapt to existing assembly practices that do not force new procedures on an established workflow. However, Sigma’s versatility offers productivity improvements across a broader range of industries and applications. The enhanced Sigma Station includes a striking ergonomic production workbench to improve operator comfort and efficiency. The lean manufacturing principles that drove the design put everything immediately to hand for operators, with computerised step-by-step instructions alongside options like real-time indicators on intelligent tote bins and motorised carousels to present the correct parts and tools every time. In addition, Sigma uses smart technology interfaces to drive productivity, for example full tooling integration. Robotas will demonstrate a direct link to a torque screwdriver, where torque settings are automatically uploaded for each part of the assembly process. “The Robotas product range has moved on significantly in the past couple of years,” claims Product Specialist Martin Kenicer. “Visitors to Southern Manufacturing will be familiar with our acclaimed Mascot, but the enhanced Sigma Station opens up our quarter-century of lean hand assembly manufacturing expertise to many more industry segments – which is perfect for the exhibition’s wider engineering appeal.” Robotas will be inviting visitors to take up an offer of no-obligation on-site demonstrations of both Sigma and Mascot during the next few months. “It’s the very best way to prove how these workstations can transform productivity in a user’s real environment,” claims Kenicer. See the enhanced Robotas Sigma Workstation at Southern Manufacturing 2015 on Stand J73. The Southern Manufacturing exhibition takes place at FIVE, Farnborough from 10th to 12th February 2015.
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