One electronics production company uses a new technology to handle circuit boards: a six-axis robot using Triflex® R cable carriers from igus®, which supply the robot's gripper.
The manufacturer is a specialist in designing and manufacturing plants for producing photovoltaics and circuit boards. This includes etching, laminating, removing resin, metallizing, laser cutting, measuring and testing, or conveying circuit boards, photovoltaic elements or displays.
Increasing processing speeds and, more importantly, customer demand for greater flexibility were the main reasons behind developing a completely new generation of handling systems using six-axis robots. Now cycle times of less than seven seconds are involved when loading and unloading circuit boards from boxes.