Situation: Standby Screw manufactures a variety of machinery parts that go into many different parts, including appliances, autos, tractors etc. Standby was looking for a way to add additional automation to their facilities to gain greater efficiencies.
Use case: Standby began using Baxter, the Rethink Robotics cobot for machine tending. The firm purchased several Baxters, and used them to load and unload various machines. Baxter can work twice as fast as a person and has both freed up people for other jobs and increased the throughput of the production facility.
Measureable result: One Baxter has cut labor hours for a particular machine from 2000 per year to ~700-1000 and another has freed another worker up by completely covering this person’s machine tending job.
Technology: Advanced Robots
Industry: Machinery parts