ROBOTIC PALLETISER SOLUTION FOR BOXES, HIGH SPEED LINE PROCESSING
FUCHS Lubricants (UK) plc is the world’s largest independent lubricant manufacturer, supplying superior products and services to many diverse market sectors. At FUCHS, experienced technical and support teams provide specialist knowledge across a wide range of industries, from the mass automotive and industrial sectors to the specialised food grade and pharmaceutical lubricants market.
Their UK manufacturing site is audited to the highest levels and has been awarded a wide range of quality standards. RMGroup were pleased to take on a project with a company with this reputation. FUCHS is dedicated to sustainable manufacturing and environmental awareness. They have invested in solar panels across their Stoke-on-Trent site which are expected to generate over 380,000kWh of clean, renewable energy per year with a reduction in carbon emissions of 4,008 tonnes over 20 years. This should generate over 12% of the required energy for their manufacturing plant.
As a major producer of lubricants and industrial fluids, they are fully committed to producing high quality products whilst striving to reduce their environmental impact in purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, waste generation, energy consumption and disposal.
The project brief was to provide a robotic palletising solution that can handle both drums of oil and FUCHS’s environmentally friendly 25Kg ‘Lube Cube’ box concept, without any need to change the gripper head. RMGroup Engineers have many years of experience and knowledge within the robotics industry and accepted the challenge.