Published On: Fri, Oct 21st, 2011

Switzerland brush maker buys more ABB robots for packaging

ABB announced on October 13 that Switzerland-based brush manufacturer Trisa has brought one IRB 1600 and seven IRB 140s robots

for a new production line in the factory.

The robots were delivered in Trisa’s blue color. Acting as its own system integrator, Trisa incorporates the robots into existing or new production systems and performs the programming itself.

“It is essential that we can modify our robot systems very quickly and flexibly,” said Josef Lötscher, Head of Trisa’s Technology Unit. “We also have limited batch production runs, and we can’t afford to be idle for long periods.”

Around 50 ABB robots are working at the Trisa factory currently, primarily in the packaging process.

Mr Lötscher was also quoted as saying that ABB’s robots are reliable with low-maintenance costs. One of the examples is the older IRB 2400 which picks up six wrapped toothbrush batches in a particular order, places them in a rack, selects a label and sticks it on. The sensor-eye will then check that no packaging has been forgotten.

About 97% of Trisa’s output is exported to around 80 countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China and India. All products are made at a single factory in Switzerland.

 

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