When Philips Electronics needed an assembly system to produce its current line of electric shavers and support future redesigns, the company turned to Adept Technology Inc. for robots and flexible feeders. Systems integrator Bremer Werk fur Montagesysteme GmbH (BWM) of Lilienthal, Germany, designed and built the line.
“True flexible feeding means being able to solve tomorrow’s challenges today,” says Ruediger Winter, director of European sales at Adept. “Changing products no longer requires any hardware changes, but just a few minutes to teach the system to accept the new parts. This makes our customers feel safer about the long-term competitiveness of their assembly lines.”