Asian Paints commissioned its production house in Kasna in 1992.The factory was set up to fulfil the North India’s. Hitherto, the company utilisedmanual labours to transfer the finished goods from the palletising cells to thebounded storage area. Asian Paints wanted to automate their plant with leasthuman interference. Introduction of automation through installation of Conveyorsystem was one of the solutions APL had but the cost of the installation was togive up the free aisle space. Moreover, the installation of conveyors restrainedthe firm to stringent spacing, and compromising the flexibility in terms of newinstallations.
Asian Paints realised the limitation of implementing theconveyor based system. Even a single point of failure in the material movementwas capable to stop the entire production process.The Hi-tech Robotic Systemz saw an opportunity to improve the thenexisting facility and proposed the use of the Industry 4.0 based technology ofthe Mobile Robots.
As a result of years of R on advanced engineering andindustrial automation, the Robotblends its unique safety features with its precision navigation technology.This ensures the highest possible level of reliability and safety. The adaptiveartificial brain based technology of Autonomous robot encompasses the LIDARmethod for its navigation, thus eliminating the problem in making changes tothe existing plant area.”The use of fancy bots to movematerial from a place to other in plant while corroborating with the humansworking alongside seemed a feasible solution only to handful of industries.Now, Looking at the machine, carry the pallets to the bay arena in our plantproves the flexibility these machines poses to solve material handlingproblems” says Varun, Manager-Production Asian Paints., Kasna.The Hi-Tech Robotics successfullydelivered 11 AMIR to the Kasna Plant in June, 2016.
The Mobile robots arefine-tuned with Roller bed mounting on the top to co-ordinate with thePalletising robots of APL. Till now, theMobile robots have been able to diverge the XXX km walk of APL’s employeestowards much productive side.Realising the significantincrease in their efficiency through Hi-Tech AMIR, APL has decided to automatetheir storage and dispatch area.