The customer produces textiles for the automotive industry, as used for cladding vehicle interiors, for example. The textiles are pressed onto a so-called laminate and then cut out with the robot. The cutting process is carried out in cutting cells. Two Motoman robots are mounted on the ceiling of each cell and cut the pieces from the laminate with a water jet along a 3D contour.
The customer operates six cutting cells in Germany and a further eight cutting cells elsewhere in Europe. They use not only Motoman robots with the old XRC controller, but also model NX100 controllers.