Cutting back-breaking labor with intelligent advanced cabinet manufacturing
September 24, 2017 | 5:56 pm CDT
Luke Elias, president of Muskoka Cabinet Company, will talk about the continued evolution of robotics and automated manufacturing processes during the conference at WMS 2017. His session, Keys to Advanced Cabinet Manufacturing, will cover the implementation of AGVs - Automated Guided Vehicles - as well as Automated Part Processing, sorting and tracking using Robotics, RFID and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems.
Muskoka Cabinet is regarded as a highly innovative cabinet manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom cabinets, closet organizers and Murphy beds. In addition to making cabinets, they also develop and implement new high technology processes and procedures that benefit the entire cabinet industry by showing the way to improve manufacturing productivity - so much so Canada's governmental agencies have invested in their innovation efforts.
With 75 employees, Muskoka Cabinets operates a 100 percent UV water-based finishing line, integrates R.F.I.D. (radio frequency ID) into parts to track workpieces through the plant, and has recently expanded its robotics and fully integrated ERP computer management system.
Last year, a robotic automated lean panel processing center was demonstrated at Muskoka Cabinet Co. A robotic system integrated by AutomaTech Robotik that could process 80 to 100 cabinets per shift with no programming and only one operator required was shown operating.
AutomaTech Robotik wanted to demonstrate the efficiency of the robotic Ernest cell that has been integrated at Muskoka linked to a Smart tracking RFID system and the SMART Cart (AGV cart).
Elias's presentation is at 1:20 on Thursday, November 2. Register for WMS conference sessions and tracks here>>
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