Merrem Kunststoffen of Dinxperlo has had two automated production cells in use over the last few years. The cells, however, are only fit for large series production. The decision was recently made to automate small series production, with a BMO Automation flexible production robot cell, consisting of a Finetech GTX-620 5-axis processing centre and a Platinum loading system.
The same cell was also installed at Merrem Materialen in Zaltbommel, the parent company. And before being made operational, both cells were the star attraction of the Dormac CNC Solutions, BMO Automation and Siemens open days in Nederweert. It was there that Joop Leonhardt, the technical director and co-shareholder at Merrem Kunststoffen, explained that the two cells constituted an essential addition to the existing automated system, adding that the manufacturer was now able to efficiently produce smaller series of ca. fifty units.