The MTC, based in Coventry, asked Loop Technology, a member of the MTC and a long-term supplier, to design a self-contained robot cell capable of providing a flexible development and demonstration platform with capability for future expansion.
Loop Technology created a cell in a modular format allowing rapid integration with a range of robots including the KUKA KR AGILUS and the KUKA LBR IIWA.
The 2 x 2 meter self-contained ready-to-run format, has successfully removed the barriers of entry into industrial robotics, which has proved very popular, with orders already in place for similar cells.
Loop’s Project Manager, Peter Eyre said: “I’m sure this cell will be very popular with organisations breaking into the sector for the first time and more established robotic operators looking to improve the efficiency of their development processes.”
The impact of this project is very exciting as it invites organisations to embrace robotics, open the door and enter into the industrial robotics sector.
The cell was handed over to MTC advanced research engineer Jacob Brown by Loop’s newest apprentice Alex Garlic, who joined on the company’s electrical apprenticeship scheme has been instrumental in the cell build.