Creating new parts, improving or replacing them: the company Plastique Cauwet does not shy away from any challenge when it comes to plastic. As a specialist in the transformation of plastics, Plastique Cauwet puts its many years of experience at your disposal to produce all kinds of parts and thus provide a customised service for industrial maintenance. To achieve this, Plastique Cauwet offers a wide range of services, including turning and milling plastics, as well as mechanical welding, prototyping, and the bending and thermal forming of machine casings, body parts, POS furniture, moulds and much more. Since early 2021, the company has also been relying on the automation of RoboJob for this.
Mr David Dubus, Technical Director: "It's getting harder and harder to find good staff. This is proving to be quite a task for us as well. As a manufacturer of all kinds of plastic products, we do a fair amount of serial work. Our goal was to automate that repetitive work. We had had no experience at all with robots or automation until we got to know RoboJob. So it was a bit of a shock, especially because plastic is a fragile material. Fortunately, this fear turned out to be completely unjustified. RoboJob's robots have proven perfectly capable of handling our products without damaging them.
We came into contact with RoboJob through our machine supplier THEOLOGIEN Machines Outils. Jan Van de Wouwer visited us and explained all the possibilities of automation very well. He was able to provide us with various references, including from other companies where RoboJob installations work with plastic products. It was mainly those references that convinced us.
A few months ago we bought a new five-axis milling machine, an Akira Seiki. We then had RoboJob automate this with a Mill-Assist Essential s. The entire preparation and communication went perfectly, and the installation itself was completed within a few days. We would never have dreamed it ourselves, but during the first week after installation, our new robot worked for no less than 60 hours!
There is also no damage at all to the plastics. We’re able to regulate the clamping force of the gripper fingers ourselves, so that’s a whole concern that’s been removed. As far as we’re concerned, RoboJob has managed this perfectly from A to Z.”