QComp robot picks lenses for Ruud Lighting

  • September 29, 2009
  • QComp Technologies, Inc.
  • Case Study
September 29, 2009 - QComp Technologies, a robotics integrator, was selected by Ruud Lighting of Racine, WI to provide an automated optical lens pick and place system. The robotic cell using a 4 axis delta robot and vision has significantly increased Ruud Lighting’s production speed and improve overall efficiency, quality and employee safety. “Ruud Lighting’s LED technology is state-of-the-art and they are constantly looking to improve their processes as well as their technology to ensure their customer’s and their own efficiency and profitability,” said Tom Doyle, president of QComp Technologies, Inc. “QComp’s research has shown that our Robotic Picking system will help them more efficiently use their production floor space, maximize their return on investment and have minimal production interruption.”QComp designed and installed a plastic optical lens pick and place automation cell using an ABB FlexPicker robot and a Cognex In-Sight vision system. With information fed to it via the vision system the FlexPicker robot picks, orientates and places individual lenses into an LED light engine assembly that holds various quantities of lenses. These light engines are then configured and assembled into a variety of LED lighting fixtures. The cell is capable of accommodating different light engine covers and lens shapes, making it extremely flexible. Founded in 1982, Ruud Lighting, headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, has grown into one of the world’s largest family owned lighting companies with offices around the world. Ruud Lighting is a manufacturer and worldwide direct marketer of commercial lighting fixtures. Founded in 1990, QComp Technologies, Inc. is a robotics integrator, providing automation solutions for a variety of industries. The company designs and builds automated robotic manufacturing cells and materials handling systems, as well as engineers and manufactures drive systems for paper, metal and converting industries. With headquarters in Greenville Wisconsin QComp has sales and service offices in Wausau and Milwaukee, WI. Learn More

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