Asian Paints commissioned its production house in Kasna in 1992.
The factory was set up to fulfil the North India’s. Hitherto, the company utilised
manual labours to transfer the finished goods from the palletising cells to the
bounded storage area. Asian Paints wanted to automate their plant with least
human interference. Introduction of automation through installation of Conveyor
system was one of the solutions APL had but the cost of the installation was to
give up the free aisle space. Moreover, the installation of conveyors restrained
the firm to stringent spacing, and compromising the flexibility in terms of new
installations. Asian Paints realised the limitation of implementing the
conveyor based system. Even a single point of failure in the material movement
was capable to stop the entire production process.
The Hi-tech Robotic Systemz saw an opportunity to improve the then
existing facility and proposed the use of the Industry 4.0 based technology of
the Mobile Robots. As a result of years of R on advanced engineering and
industrial automation, the Robot
blends its unique safety features with its precision navigation technology.
This ensures the highest possible level of reliability and safety. The adaptive
artificial brain based technology of Autonomous robot encompasses the LIDAR
method for its navigation, thus eliminating the problem in making changes to
the existing plant area.
“The use of fancy bots to move
material from a place to other in plant while corroborating with the humans
working alongside seemed a feasible solution only to handful of industries.
Now, Looking at the machine, carry the pallets to the bay arena in our plant
proves the flexibility these machines poses to solve material handling
problems” says Varun, Manager-Production Asian Paints., Kasna.
The Hi-Tech Robotics successfully
delivered 11 AMIR to the Kasna Plant in June, 2016. The Mobile robots are
fine-tuned with Roller bed mounting on the top to co-ordinate with the
Palletising robots of APL. Till now, the
Mobile robots have been able to diverge the XXX km walk of APL’s employees
towards much productive side.
Realising the significant
increase in their efficiency through Hi-Tech AMIR, APL has decided to automate
their storage and dispatch area.