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Dosing robots for the craft sector

Basic data

  • Company: tapo-fix GmbH & Co. KG
  • igus products used: Linear robots, drylin E motor control system
  • Sector: Crafts
  • Payback: €8,000 cost savings per year

Description of application

tapo-fix produces wallpapering equipment for home and crafts. In the application to be automated, a person manually applies sealant to a metal part in a given shape.

Problem
A person applies the sealant by hand. The precise application of the sealant requires a great deal of concentration and is time-consuming. 

Cost reduction - process optimisation - enhanced efficiency

tapo-fix has assembled its own solution from modular components, a room linear robot and a drylin E motor control system. The advantages of automation are a more precise and faster application of the sealant. The system works in parallel with an employee who carries out other tasks at the same time. In addition, all employees can operate the robot, as handling is very easy. 

The benefits at a glance

  • Employees can be used for more valuable tasks
  • More precise and faster application of the sealant
  • Simple handling