Arrowsmith Engineering boost production with robot cell

Arrowsmith | May 28, 2019

The company is using lights-out manufacturing to run a precision engine part 24/7, supplying over 200 components per month to customers in Spain and the US. Integrating robots into the process has removed the need for a second machine, freeing that up to cope with new contract wins that have seen turnover increase to £7.5m and the workforce grow 10 per cent to 70 staff.
Jason Aldridge, managing director of Arrowsmith Engineering, said: I’m a big fan of automation and don’t’ sign up to the notion that it’s taking jobs – if anything it will make us more competitive so we can take additional people on. The Doosan CNC machining centre and cobot system is our first investment in robotics and has been configured to suit our specific requirements for 24-hour manufacturing on a complex component for the aerospace sector.

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