Scrap Steel Bale Stacking at BMW Swindon
16% reduction in takt time
Safer working environment for workers
Less damage done to steel bins
BMW Swindon invested in robotics for their scrap steel process
BMW Swindon ensured a 16% reduction in time for their steel bale stacking process, ans created a better environment for staff. The plant were dealing with issues of damage being done to steel bins, due to 200kg cubes being dropped from a height.
Scrap steel bales weighing over 200kg were dropped 2m into a scrap bin.
Once full, the bin was transported to a metal recycling facility via an HGV.
There were a number of issues with this approach:
1. The process generated a lot of noise, posing a potential health risk for people in close proximity
2. The lack of contro...