Carbines Engineering have developed solutions which have helped improve safety standards as well as improve efficiency. One example being the use of a robot to clean edges off fiberglass molds. Fiberglass dust can be hazardous. By introducing a robot system we were able to significantly reduce the level of risk. The custom made tool and mounting assembly allowed the robot to easily position itself around the tight curves of the mold. Four stations with barriers were set on the table and programmed to allow the operator to load the remaining jigs while the robot carried out its operation. Using the reserve start stations allowed for a simple operation of the system. Once a jig was loaded the operator just had to push the start button while the robot did the rest.
The systems repeatability and accuracy was far superior to manual operation. The success of this operation was based on careful selection of tooling as well as custom engineered solutions.