The constraints inherent in our markets and the expectations of our clients mean we have to be a lot more flexible and responsible. This project illustrates this trend perfectly by integrating highly innovative component feeding systems, combined with a collaborative robot.


"The constraints inherent in our markets and the expectations of our clients mean we have to be a lot more flexible and responsible. This project illustrates this trend perfectly by integrating highly innovative component feeding systems, combined with a collaborative robot."

Eric Milhet, head of technological development


Integrated product
Asycube 80 flexible feeder




Advantages

Feeding of delicate parts (no damage)

Simple and quick production changeover

Optimized integration and programming times

Improved productivity

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The constraints inherent in our markets and the expectations of our clients mean we have to be a lot more flexible and responsible. This project illustrates this trend perfectly by integrating highly innovative component feeding systems, combined with a collaborative robot.Assembly of Fiber Optic Connectors

A flexible and collaborative production system, by Radiall


Challenge

  • The full range of Radiall optic connectors not only includes standard products, but also several customized items. For this reason, Radiall continually strives for greater flexibility in their automated assembly processes, thus allowing their operators to focus on tasks with greater added-value.
  • Designed for demanding applications for which reliability and high performance are indispensable, it is imperative that Radiall fiber optic connectors are not damaged during the assembly process.

Solution

Radiall has developed an internal production system, that is both flexible and collaborative, to facilitate the automated assembly of their fiber optic connectors.

The system is composed of two Asycube 80 (supplying the ferrule and the ferrule holder respectively).

A collaborative YuMi® ABB robot picks up the two components and places them under a press for assembly.