Robotics helps UK firm boost production & quality

Power quality specialist, REO UK has installed new robotics units into its production facilities to improve the accuracy of component and enclosure manufacturing.

The robotics investment aims to meet rising business demand for a constant, safe and stable supply of electricity to maintain operation - image courtesy of REO UK.
The robotics investment aims to meet rising business demand for a constant, safe and stable supply of electricity to maintain operation – image courtesy of REO UK.

The new robotics systems reportedly maintain a consistently high standard of product, while also boosting and streamlining the process of manufacturing new electrical equipment.

Installed at REO UK’s Kyrtiz and Solingen production plants in Germany, the investment aims to meet rising business demand for a constant, safe and stable supply of electricity to maintain operation.

In its Solingen facility, the company has installed a robot to efficiently and effectively complete enclosure manufacturing. This allows the power electronic products manufactured in the plant, such as power controllers and switch mode power supplies, to be finished quicker, without sacrificing quality.

The Kyritz plant, which specialises in creating power quality components for drive engineering, has been fitted with a welding robot. This ensures the welded seams of inductor housings are set precisely and identically, allowing products to be manufactured uniformly.

Managing director of REO UK, Steve Hughes explained: “The ongoing technological revolution is continually changing the electrical requirements of modern businesses.

“As new systems are installed in industrial plants and networks grow in size, the quality of the power in these environments becomes a concern. Yet each of these applications requires a reliable, clean power supply to perform effectively.

“Recent years have also seen power quality equipment become critical in tackling problems, such as electromagnetic interference (EMI) and harmonics in electrical systems for example. Electrical interference affects the performance of equipment, but also the lifespan of components unless addressed with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and harmonic filters.”

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