Robots at the ready

There is an ever-increasing move towards full automation across our whole organisation but William Hughes Bulgaria leads the pack with its use of robots for handling, plastic injection moulding and bending processes. Its latest innovation is a Wafios BM60 torsion bar processing cell incorporating two robots.

Normally, torsion bar production involves use of a wire bending machine with subsequent stress relieving heat treatment, entailing considerable movement from one location to another, ending with a separate packing operation.

Our latest cell sees the torsion bar moving seamlessly from bending machine to packing, incorporating stress relieving using energy efficient methods along the way. Each torsion bar undergoes quality checks using individual part monitoring systems. Finished parts roll off the line already packed and ready for despatch.