For Victor Bache and Robin Lidzén at Bache Production & Mechanical Engineering, their own applications with robots are fairly new. For about ten years they have been travelling around as problem solvers at various manufacturing companies, including as production technicians in CNC and metrology. They have built up production solutions, carried out maintenance, streamlined and trained in operation and software, etc. But a couple of years ago, when a solution for a customer in Stockholm was completed, there was one remaining step that could not be handled by machines.
The robotic experience became a pleasure
Instead, Victor Bache ordered a KR CYBERTECH-
robot from KUKA Nordic on his own initiative. - "I bought it entirely on speculation to be able to test how it worked," he says.
He set up the robot at home in his garage at his villa in Kungsbacka. A space that has now become something of a robot studio. From KUKA Nordic, he and his colleague were offered training to be able to programme and more.
Advanced automation for everyone
Using programming, they then got the robot to move the component around on its own, exposing it to the stationary grinding belt from different angles. The impossible was suddenly possible. And in addition to creating a solution that could take over a monotonous and arduous job, Bache Production & Mechanical Engineering had found a new area of business. - Now we will continue to work on it," he says. Customers include both small and large companies. Companies that have not always started using modern automation, but where such applications would significantly strengthen their competitiveness. - "We see an opportunity to bring advanced automation to everyone.
What did you like about the new robot? - In principle, the robots are actually quite similar between the different brands. But there is something about German engineering. The things are well screwed together and that makes it more fun to work with them. The software and controls are also great. It was simply more satisfying. Then KUKA Nordic was also great with the support.
What will be the next thing you do?
- We'll see, our focus is on motion-intensive solutions that require customised peripheral equipment. It may well be something that seems impossible. That triggers us.