A load carrier as a functional part in automated production – for Mercedes-Benz FEURER has made this vision come true: A load carrier for panoramic roofs has been precisely adapted to the requirements of industrial robots and ensures interference-free processes in automobile production.
Harald Cornet, sales manager in the field of load carriers, has overcome a major challenge for Mercedes-Benz: “The need was for a load carrier that could be drawn in by a vacuum by industrial robots. For this, the robots need completely smooth contact surfaces for their suckers.” The surface of EPP carriers tends to be rather rough. With fatal consequences: “If a robot could not reliably lift the load carrier, the belt stood still at first,” Cornet recalls. “Even glued-on plastic sheets were not stable enough over the long run.” Read more