Schaeffler Group USA

In Cheraw, South Carolina, two Schaeffler Group USA factories produce high-precision engine components and industrial products. Schaeffler turned to the Universal Robots (UR) ActiNav machine tending kit with a UR5e cobot to automate manual assembly lines and improve labor utilization and productivity. The ActiNav system picks complex components jumbled together in bins and places them in precise orientation on an automated conveyor for assembly. This reduces manual labor for a repetitive, hard-to-staff job; delivers an immediate 7% boost in productivity due to the robot’s consistent, round-the-clock dependability; and saves the company $150,000 per year.