Gluing and bonding Consistent quality
Robot gluing and bonding system from Blumenbecker
Gluing is used extensively in carmaking, particularly with parts such as headlights. Each vehicle passes through several dozen gluing stations in production. Bonding processes are essential in other industries, too, such as inserting glass panes in oven doors or attaching components to electronic circuit boards. Industrial robots are the perfect choice for these tasks.
The challenge is to apply the glue with the same quality and strength in all locations – whether they are easily accessible or hard to reach. Blumenbecker has met this challenge with a wide range of robotic gluing solutions. Our robot gluing and bonding systems work quickly and calculate path speeds and adhesive doses with unerring precision. Blumenbecker offers another exclusive value driver: our proprietary software, ProDaSt.
Proprietary software for a better overview
ProDaSt was developed because a customer wanted to know the pressure and temperature that his Blumenbecker robot cell used when bonding and pressing in headlights.
ProDaSt communicates with the PLC over TCP. Every PLC manufacturer has developed its own communication protocol to control, diagnose and program the PLC and retrieve data. Unfortunately, different manufacturers use different protocols. Until now, if programmers wanted to transfer data between the PLC and the IT system, they had to know all the protocols, too.
ProDaSt provides a vendor-independent bridge between the IT system and the PLC. Not only can it send data (commands, formulations, etc.) from a database to the PLC, but it can also retrieve data from the PLC and save it to a database.
If the PLC wants to send data to a parent system, it saves it locally to a predefined location in a data block, where the parent system reads it without communicating with the PLC software. This eliminates the need for the PLC programmer to use complicated extra software. A similar approach is used to write data to the PLC: it is written to the data block and the PLC reads out the data.
With ProDaSt, you can always see how precisely a gluing and bonding robot is working.
We take time for you
At the start of our relationship, we conduct an in-depth consultation to analyze your requirements of your pallitizing solution and identify any areas with potential for improvement. Next, we design and configure the robot palletizing station to meet your requirements while maximizing their value to you.
Design and planning
End-to-end design - more than hardware
We design not only your specific solution, but also its integration into your production process. This gives you planning certainty at an early stage. Equipped with the latest 3D design software, our engineers will expertly plan and simulate your robot workstations and robot cells.
More than code
We program robots, sensors and PLCs with state-of-the-art software. This includes designing robot work cells in 3D as well as conducting offline simulations prior to production. With this approach, we can design and test production processes in a dynamic 3D environment, define and validate production process sequences with realistic behaviours and optimized cycle times and simulate the initial start-up of production systems. Manufacturing schemes are tested virtually in advance in order to eliminate design flaws early on and verify information flows between the PLC and the robots. All these preparations get your system up and running much sooner.
Our wide-ranging experience in robot programming gives us the tools to tackle complex automation challenges in industrial facilities around the globe.
End-to-end project management up to commissioning
We will assign you a project manager to coordinate your project from consultation to implementation and beyond. Our experts will install and commission your system under the project manager's supervision.
They monitor the start-up process, test availability and optimize processes to quickly integrate the equipment into your production process. Our services include shift supervision by our engineers as well as operator and maintenance technician training.
We share our knowledge
We offer training and further education courses at training centres in Prague, Bratislava, Katowice, Kiev and Iserlohn to help our customers get the most out of their robotics solutions. Robots are installed in the classrooms to aid learning.
We teach well over 100 courses each year on topics such as:
- General operator training for the installed system
- Robot maintenance training
- Robot programming training
- Software training for Blumenbecker robot software
Keeping everything running smoothly
Our end-to-end service approach ensures high customer satisfaction and excellent machine performance. If you wish, we can provide comprehensive after-sales service for our robotics solutions all over the world. We not only perform routine maintenance, but also supply parts and accessories for mechanical and electrical systems and reprogram or modify machines as required.
Our skilled technicians perform routine maintenance on robots – whether we supplied and installed them or not. We act as a KUKA System Partner in this capacity, for example.
Our services include:
- Regularly maintaining robots
- Supplying and installing spare parts
- Modifying robot designs and features
- Reprogramming and retooling
Repairs that cannot be completed in the field will be performed at one of our well-equipped repair shops. We keep frequently needed spare parts in stock.
We can also help with any unforeseen problems with your robots. We respond swiftly and use tried-and-tested troubleshooting processes to get your production up and running again quickly.