Project Wilson is our Rapidly Configurable Robot Cell – one of most unique automation products. Wilson was born out of our company ethos – “Making Automation Affordable” and is part of our vision of making automation products attractive to small and medium-sized businesses.
Many small and medium-sized businesses do not believe it is viable to automate their manufacturing, expecting a large cost and a complicated project full of risks. Project Wilson incorporates a large amount of standardisation into its design, allowing for a cost-effective low-risk solution to be proposed to our customers.
The challenge for us, when producing a standard cell, was to ensure that it is flexible and configurable. Wilson does this by using additive manufacture (3D printing) to produce its handling tools.
This means that by loading a tray full of parts, which are nested in 3D printed grippers, your robots will have a standard way of picking up any part. This also gives the benefit of being able to quickly change parts with no change over time – just load a different tray of parts.