How Automated Robotic Cutting Can Benefit Your Project

Here at Data Image, we have our very own D I, Robot. We are home to the World’s first Esko Kongsberg C66 Robot and whilst it can’t walk, or talk, but it can certainly get the job done… at 100m/min to be exact! Our robot handles sheets, corrugated board and foam cushioning and is solely operated by the expert in all things 3D, our Research and Development Manager, Garry Woodford.

We see this entire process as a real pioneering development at Data Image, putting us at the forefront of new cutting-edge technology, literally!

 Here are our top 5 benefits of using automated robotic cutting for your project:

  1. Remote control

The robot provides us with an automated cutting system that can be run remotely, meaning that it can be in use overnight to turn over projects in a short space of time, something that was never possible for us before. With the robot working overtime on repetitive tasks, our dedicated production team are now freed up to be able to focus their time on more diligent projects that require more time and personal care. This is definitely one of the highlights of the robot!

  1. Speed

As we mentioned, the Kongsberg C66 can cut at 100m/min providing fast completion of jobs and shorter runs without compromising on quality. If you have a project that involves a lot of cutting time, our team will suggest using the C66 to reduce turnaround times and get your project ready to be delivered efficiently and on-time.

  1. Precision and Accuracy

The C66 can take two 1.6×3.2m sheets on the cutting bed simultaneously whilst the robot is able to pick up the printed materials and move them onto the bed, ready to be cut. The technology of this robot really is bewildering, I mean, it can pick up an object as small as a postage stamp with its dynamic grippers, talk about gripping entertainment!

  1. World First

Automated robotic production systems are few and far between and it was only in 2016 that the world’s first robotic cutting bed was installed at Data Image, that was our C64 machine. Once decommissioned, we knew that the benefits of having automation as part of our capabilities were more than enough to drive us to buy the first Kongsberg C66. When we use this machine for our client’s projects, we provide them with a competitive edge over their competitors, giving them bragging rights of using a world first piece of machinery as well as the highest quality finish for their project(s).

  1. Innovation

Having a world first isn’t innovative enough for Data Image, instead, we continually strive to improve the machinery we have to get the best results possible for our clients. We regularly run beta testing on our C66, and we worked alongside Esko throughout the early stages of the C66 and Garry is still in regular contact with the team at Esko.

Hopefully you now know a little more about our Esko Kongsberg C66 and who knows, one day we might use it to cut one of your jobs! If you have any queries regarding the use of the robot or if you have a large project that you think would benefit from the C66 please either drop us an email or message us on our Live Chat!

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