Can robots share the 10 billion market of masks un

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Under the opportunity, can robots share the 10 billion market of masks

danger and opportunity are often like two sides of a coin. On February 23rd, 2020, at the deployment meeting to comprehensively promote the prevention and control of the COVID-19 and economic and social development. The crisis and opportunity of state leaders are often like two sides of a coin

on February 23, 2020, at the deployment meeting to comprehensively promote the prevention and control of the COVID-19 and economic and social development. National leaders have delivered important speeches, emphasizing that the epidemic is both a challenge and an opportunity for industrial development

it said that some traditional industries were greatly impacted, while emerging industries such as intelligent manufacturing, unmanned distribution, consumption, medical and health care showed strong growth potential. We should take this opportunity to transform and upgrade traditional industries, cultivate and expand emerging industries

how can intelligent manufacturing enterprises represented by robots grasp opportunities? This topic was first put on the intelligent improvement of mask production. Although many mask manufacturers are currently struggling to cope with the sudden surge in demand and have not made up their minds to upgrade equipment, the sequelae of the epidemic may open a gap for the entry of robots

mask production is still based on semi automation.

after the difficulty of obtaining a mask became more and more serious, under the leadership of the government, enterprises quickly took action: sewing masks by hand, sewing masks with sewing machines, transforming the production line of automobile masks, etc

according to media reports, Inner Mongolia Erdos Group, without a mask production line, called dozens of skilled sewing workers to produce one by one, and handed the produced protective masks and protective clothing to the prevention and control headquarters for disinfection and deployment

a little more advanced than this kind of original production method forced to be adopted because of catching up with the ducks on the shelves is the traditional mask manufacturers with mask production lines, which are divided into semi-automatic production lines and fully automatic production lines

some insiders said that the previous automation level of the mask industry was not high, not to mention the fully automated mask machine. In fact, many mask factories used semi-automatic equipment before, and the cutting and welding ear bands were separated, which were basically connected manually, that is, the automatic mask machine was used, and the masks were collected manually at the back, and then packaged, and some were packaged with a whole package machine, Some are bags that directly buy finished products and put them inside

there are complete automation solutions in the mask industry, but when we formulated the operation and control plan of mask machine for Industry integrators, we found that their production capacity was uneven, and the capacity of semi-automatic equipment was also quite different. Wang Liang, marketing director of zhongweixing, said

a person in charge of a mask production enterprise said that his factory is operated by semi-automatic machines, and there are two sets of mask production lines, which can produce 150000 masks per day

the full-automatic production starts from the non-woven fabric inlet, multi-layer stacking, compaction, sorting, mask bagging, labeling, and the final product output, which is about 1 mask in 1 second, or 3 masks in 2 seconds

at present, the N95 respirator, which is most in short supply, is difficult to realize full-automatic loading and unloading handling because of its soft material and semi-circular structure. Ordinary medical masks or protective clothing are also made of various non-woven materials, which are breathable and soft, making automatic layering and handling difficult in the industry and restricting the automation level of production equipment

the amplified artificial problem under the epidemic situation

in addition to equipment, there are also artificial factors that limit the production capacity of masks, and the use of energy and heat energy in this limited production base is also very efficient. The control factors are amplified under the catalysis of the epidemic situation

in fact, compared with the 3C industry assembly line, the labor of the mask production line is relatively small. If it were not for the epidemic, you might not realize that the constraints of labor are so great

it is reported that Chaomei Daily Chemical Co., Ltd. invites employees to return to the factory with three times the salary, and only takes a half day rest on New Year's Eve. The average rest time of workers is only 4 hours at most; Xiantao hank protective equipment company, which resumed work on the second day of the first month, persuaded local workers to return to the factory and go to work with five times the salary. It also needed to solve their worries, disinfect the factory and let workers wear protective clothing

some time ago, even if the salary was increased, there was still a shortage of people. In order to prevent and control the epidemic, isolation is needed. Many workers who return to the village cannot get out, and those who come out cannot enter the factory, which greatly affects the efficiency of the production line. Some mask manufacturers roast

previously, 36 krypton published an article entitled "a mask manufacturer's Autobiography: always trying to survive". In the article, Gong Xinglu, the founder of central lino, mentioned that the factories we cooperate with use sub advanced machines, and there is a great demand for workers. It takes more than 500 workers to produce 2million pieces of medical flat masks and 60000 kn95 folding masks a day

Gong Xinglu also mentioned that there is little demand for disposable flat masks for workers. As long as the machine is set up, it will come out at once, and it will be OK to pack it directly. Kn95 is folded and requires tightness. People need to stick the bridge strip and the bridge pad inside

under the situation of personnel shortage, Party members and cadres, catering staff, second child Baoma, white-collar workers on vacation, etc. have to enter the mask production workshop

now there is a shortage of masks. The mask factory needs packers. We are duty bound to top it! On January 29, in the workshop of Jinhua Meixin protective equipment Co., Ltd. in Xiaoshun Town, Jindong District, Jinhua City, Zhuang Zhihong, a 45 year old party volunteer, told him. In his workshop, more than 10 volunteers are also providing prerequisites for the rapid settlement of large-scale aluminum based new materials projects; Nearly 2million square meters of standardized workshops of various specifications have been built, and we are working against time

insiders pointed out that the current way to improve the efficiency of mask production line is to increase assembly line machines. The more machines, the faster the production. A workshop only needs a few workers to watch

at present, the fully automated mask production line still needs some labor, mainly the rear packaging part, which is packed in groups, and then several small packages are put into large boxes for transportation. In fact, this part of labor can be replaced by robots

robots in the mask production line

in the army of cross-border production of masks, car companies responded quickly and set up a mask production line in a very short time. In addition to having workshops that meet the cleanliness requirements, they also benefited from the application of robots, because robots have incomparable advantages in flexible production

a person familiar with the matter pointed out that the current domestic car enterprises have begun to use robot manufacturing, and a large number of automatic equipment fill the entire workshop. As long as the equipment for the production of masks is purchased quickly and the intelligent program is slightly changed, there is no problem with mass production. For example, a car company in Jincheng, Shaanxi Province completed the negotiation, landing and production of two medical mask production lines in only 48 hours, which shows its efficiency

the main process flow of automatic production of masks is divided into: automatic feeding of ear belt, ultrasonic ear belt welding, edge feeding and edging of non-woven fabric, ultrasonic edge belt welding, edge belt cutting, finished product output, counting, stacking, conveyor belt device delivery

at present, robots are used in mask production, but the amount is still relatively small. This also shows that there is still a chance for robots to be used in mask production

while providing complete operation control solutions for the production line automation to mask manufacturers, Esther also provided the requirements for mask grabbing, cartoning and packing in mask production

among them, for the high-speed grasp of the mask, six axis Mini Robot, parallel robot or high-speed operation control mechanism module can be selected according to the beat, together with British trio motion control and Easton servo; The high-speed packing of masks can pack the finished masks at a high speed, which greatly saves the time of manual packing. The horizontal joint four axis robot or parallel robot can be selected according to the beat; The packing application adopts Easton six axis Mini Robot to meet the needs of rapid packing

in the efficient solution of the intelligent packaging system for masks independently developed and designed by Yifei automation, with the high-speed parallel robot as the core, combined with conveyor belt tracking technology and visual recognition technology, a single system can replace artificial people, and the production efficiency can be more than doubled. It can work 24 hours a day, which can greatly alleviate the problem of labor shortage

the parallel robot of Huasheng control also played a huge role in Huitong automatic mask Bayer materials technology's intention to close the production workshop of MDI factory in Brazil. According to the relevant person in charge, in the process of grasping, if it is manual operation, two people operate at the same time, and only about 60 pieces of products can be grabbed in one minute. However, through the parallel robot, about 100 pieces can be grabbed per minute, and all processes can save labor, which not only greatly saves labor, but also improves efficiency

in addition, zhongweixing relies on the actual project experience accumulated in the medical industry to use zhongweixing SCARA robot and cooperate with zhongweixing controller + servo to complete sorting, stacking and other processes

robots can be used not only in mask production lines, but also in mask raw material production lines

Hubei Xiantao is an important non-woven fabric production base in China. Since January 21, Xiantao Hengtian Jiahua nonwovens Co., Ltd. has improved the manufacturing speed and increased the output of non-woven fabrics by taking advantage of the performance advantages of the 24-hour guidance, positioning, recognition and integrated application of automated production lines on the mask production line with 10 palletizing robots from FANUC

in Foshan Nanhai Jiujiang mask non-woven factory, FANUC robot mask production line is also fully started production. The factory mainly produces raw materials for masks and protective clothing. Since January 22, 10 Shanghai FANUC palletizing robots have not been waiting for work

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