Scania Aktiebolag (publ), commonly referred to as Scania AB or just Scania, is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles – specifically heavy trucks and buses. It also manufactures diesel engines for motive power of heavy vehicles, marine, and general industrial applications.
At Scania in Södertälje, Sweden there are lines for shot peening . It is a kind of blasting of metal parts to obtain a more durable product , for example, for engine details and transmission.
There are three lines with multiple robot cells for picking and palletizing , ie placement in a pallet. The integrator Rotech Tooling Hjo has designed , manufactured and installed the cells using robots and safety systems from ABB.
A fourth line
In early 2012, Scania needed to increase the capacity with a fourth line. An investment process was started and Scania selected Rotech Tooling for the fourth consequtive line.
“Because we have delivered the three previous robotic lines, we knew what to do. We have learned the Scania process and requirements. The fourth line became more of a refinement of what we have done before. It feels good to work for a long time with a customer across multiple projects and constructively exchanged each other’s experiences , “says Anna Nilsson , CEO of Rotech Tooling.
The three robots on the fourth line is mainly used for up and disassembling. Pallets with articles entered in the cell which then goes through the process of cleaning and shot peening and then palletised in boxes.
“It is not an ordinary handling system – the handling is powered by a couple of Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision systems from Tordivel. Overall there are eight cameras installed in the cell. Two stereoscopic Scorpion 3D Stinger Cameras are working in 3D to handle inclines and multiple layers – picking different sized gears from a half size euro pallet,” says Anna Nilsson.
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