Foundries are notoriously dangerous places to work. Metals are melted at scorching hot temperatures, heavy rods and pipes are moved in and out of machines and around the facility, and workers operate bulky machinery hoping it won’t malfunction.
Back when technology wasn’t as widespread and developed as it is today, these safety hazards were virtually unavoidable. But now that servo motors are commonplace and machines can handle a wide variety of tasks—from cutting to warming to transporting to forming to discharging materials—the dangers that were once common in the forging industry are becoming less of a concern.
Competent and state-of-the-art machines improve worker safety by taking over risky tasks. The only human intervention required is to press a few buttons and occasionally monitor, all done from a safe distance and often behind the supplementary protection of a wall or screen.
The forging industry is evolving to become safer and more efficient than ever. Robotic foundry automation comes with numerous benefits that extend well beyond safety. It improves production speed by increasing uptime and decreasing downtime. Accuracy and quality are two other significant benefits of automating common forging processes. Machines are designed to consistently perform tasks in a certain way, eliminating mistakes and ensuring every product produced is high quality.
Successfully designing and implementing effective robotic solutions requires an experienced team. CSD is a robot integration company whose team specializes in creating innovative, exceptionally designed forging automation solutions for foundries. We can help improve your foundry’s safety and production speed so you can worry less about the small stuff and focus more on developing and expanding your business and increasing your bottom line.
Our process includes the following:
- an in-depth facility audit (where we take a comprehensive look at your current workflow)
- a discovery process (where we perform thorough research to ensure the success of your project)
- the development phase (where we design a unique solution catered to you and your foundry)
- the implementation phase (where we hand/sign off the final solution)
Our relationship doesn’t stop there, either. The CSD team is always here to provide future support. Contact us today to learn more about our forging automation services or to discuss a project opportunity.