Cléon is a factory in service in the Renault-Nissan Alliance and has 35 customer sites throughout the world. 46% of its activity is devoted to Renault and 54% to other makes (Renault Samsung Motors, Dacia, Nissan, Infiniti, Suzuki and Opel). It manufactures gearboxes, combustion engines and electric engines.
In the framework of the hyper competitiveness plan that has been in effect at Renault since 2014, the factory invested in a bin picking unit upstream of the machining lines.
It is equipped with an ABB IBR 6700 robot and a Visio Nerf CIRRUS1200 sensor which automatically supplies 3 machining centres.
The parts concerned are sliding sleeves which arrive raw in bulk in 1200mmx1000mmx1000mm containers. The vision system positioned above the bin locates the parts that can be taken and sends their exact 3D coordinates so that they can be removed without the risk of a collision which would be detrimental for the process.
In order to reach the cycle time imposed by manufacturing, a double gripper was designed and the exact location of the parts is done in masked time when the robot is outside of the sensor’s field of vision.
This bin picking technology that has been developed for more than 10 years now by Visio Nerf’s teams allows for no-fault operation on this production line. It has allowed for substantial growth in productivity gains and a complete disappearance of the risks of musculoskeletal disorders linked to handling these parts on this line.
Customer: Renault Cleon factory (France)
Type of robot: ABB IRB 6700
Scanner: Visio Nerf Cirrus1200
Cycle time: 24s for 2 parts.
Production launch for the unit: May 2016
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