THE WORLD’S FASTEST CARPET TILE HANDLING SOLUTION
After a fire burnt Milliken & Co’s Georgia factory to the ground, a timeline of six (6) months was established to restore their twenty-five (25) acres under roof operation to production to meet global demand. This was one of the largest engineering projects globally in 1995 with the re-build cost of an estimated half a billion US dollars.
A Systems view approach was used to design the optimised factory layout for production output and safety. Applied Robotics managed all the automation of Carpet Tile handling which included:
– Custom design of Eight Specialty Machine lines leveraging Applied Robotics proprietary Vacuum Conveyors.
– Assisted in the Project management of over 2500 Engineers and technicians
– Organisation of a Global Logistics network capable of moving equipment weighing up to 2500 tonnes within six months.
Following the success of these lines’ duplicates of Applied Robotics’ unique machines were installed in Milliken’s UK and Japanese factories.
Propriety Limited Technology that Delivers
In 1995, it took robots twelve (12) seconds to stack a single tile. Applied Robotics designed and developed custom vacuum conveyors that stacked four tiles per second. Two decades later, the most advanced robot today still cannot achieve this output.
Design Factories for Continental Output
Expertise in Global Logistics
“This (Applied Robotics System) is the solution we have been looking for to meet demand”Roger Milliken