The medical technology sector is undergoing major changes. Companies in this sector must automate processes in order to be ready for the future. But this presents considerable challenges, because the lot sizes in this industry vary greatly. This makes automation difficult and expensive. In addition, the solutions must be absolutely reliable and every employee must be able to use them.
ZELTWANGER developed the automation platform X-LOAD cobot to face these challenges head-on. Customers can use it to subsequently automate manual workstations, saving investment costs. Even the smallest lot sizes can be implemented with it. Operation is made easy with a simple user interface, even for operators with no specialist expertise. Production is easier and more efficient with the X-LOAD cobot. For example, removal of NOK parts is possible thanks to a marking check. This ensures 100% good parts in the subsequent production process. Dr Rüdiger Brockmann, Managing Director of the ZELTWANGER Group and responsible for the Technology and Sales departments, states, "With their laser systems and products, TRUMPF provided precisely the characteristics that we needed to develop the X-LOAD cobot. This included the ease of operation and absolute reliability of their laser marking systems, as well as the company's excellent global service network. We have customers all over the world, so of course we needed a partner who was operational worldwide."