The Infrastructure Innovation Center at Stanley Black & Decker has been working with READY Robotics to identify opportunities where robotic automation might benefit Stanley’s operations. The Center sponsored a one-month trial deployment to a Stanley Infrastructure factory. The trial deployment began in late July 2017 and resulted in the factory purchasing the TaskMate system.
“My team is always on the lookout for disruptive technologies, especially ones that democratize a way of doing things. The Ready Robotics solution makes it so easy to do pop up automation that not only will it change the way we manufacture but it will also shift the way we design and validate.”
– Harry Zhong, Technical Lead, Infrastructure Innovation
The Stanley Infrastructure factory runs many CNC lathes and mills, for jobs both large and small. Robotic automation has been hard to deploy for the factory, until they started using the TaskMate robot control system from READY: a powerful platform that makes it possible to deploy robots in a day.
“Our overall goal is to get to that lights out operation for maximum flexibility and efficiency and the TaskMate system is a first step for us on that journey. Couple the ease of setup with capable performance and we can achieve an ROI in less than two years on this first application alone.”
– Jim Olsen, Manufacturing Engineering Manager at the Stanley Black & Decker pilot facility