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Motorizing the feed process increased production, and significantly lowered electricity and labor costs.

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[ Robot/Electric Actuators ]
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[Issues until now]

- Air cylinders were used to feed a cord to a specified length.

- It took time to manually adjust the stopper position each time the product type was changed. (About 5 minutes per changeover = 1 hour/day)

- It was difficult to cut the correct length, causing workers to repeatedly inspect and adjust the cutting.

[Improved with Motorization]

- Manually adjusting the stopper position was totally eliminated. Adjustments are now done by entering the feed amount on a touch panel. Manual changeovers are a thing of the past.

- Using a value command function in the ROBO Cylinder made it easy to cut lengths of specified varieties. The manual labor for adjustments was significantly reduced.

[Improvement Results]

- Production was increased from 7 hours per day to 8 hours.

- Reducing the number of steps also reduced labor costs.

Reduced the man-hours needed for:
- changeover time: 60 minutes/day
- cut inspection and adjustment time: 120 minutes/day
→ Total of 3 hours/day
(Annual Example)
- Labor Time of 3 hours/day (times 250 days/year)
- 3 hours X $10 X 250 days
If labor costs $10/hour
→ Annual Savings of $7,500

*Exchange Rate: 1(USD)=100(Japanese Yen)

Electricity costs reduced with motorization

(Example)Work load: 3kg, Moving distance: 200m
Cycle time: 3 sec. One-day running time: 8 hours


Annual operation days: 250 days
Unit Price: (Air) $0.24/m3 (Electric) $0.15/KWH

〈 Annual Electricity Costs 〉Approximately 95% reduced
Air Cylinder$117.67/year
(Cylinder inner diameter φ25mm)
Electric Cylinder$5.67/year
(□56motor)

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