Automation Éclair’s PartNR cell is a turnkey robotic machine tool tending cell, designed for small to medium manufacturers. It’s compact, quick to install, and easy to configure to run new parts. Therefore, it’s ideal for low volume, high part mix manufacturing. For example, Précinov inc. bought its first PartNR cell in 2016. The installation was done in less than a day and the success was such that since then, they have bought two other PartNR cells. In less than three years, they now have three cells and several other projects in mind!
At the heart of the cell is a KUKA robot (Made in Germany), specifically selected to make the cell reliable and easy to maintain, while providing fast cycle times and great precision.
Despite the use of high end components, the typical ROI for the cell for a single shift operation is less than 1 year.
Automation Eclair also offers customized solutions to adapt to different machines and the size of parts. For example, APF Villeneuve wanted to automate the loading and unloading of a horizontal two-table machining center. The installation that ended last December has been so beneficial for the company that it has ordered two other systems since.
Automation Éclair robotic cells are seen as a new tool in the workshops. Employees love to operate, adapt and imagine new ways of doing things. The systems are very flexible and the imagination of the operators is often the only real limitation!