Case Study: Automation Process Development Cell for Thales UK
Thales UK needed a robust and safe way to upskill their workforce in the field of automation. They needed a way to enable their colleagues to test, learn, feedback, and iterate with new technologies.
Loop Technology designed and built a customised RoboPRIME – a self-contained, industrial automation process development cell. It is a completely configurable testbed to accommodate different parts and processes. The cell allows Thales UK and the wider supply chain to test automation concepts on their existing manual processes, develop new methods of manufacturing, and learn. All in a safe, reliable, and consistent environment.
The cell was commissioned under a project called COREF – Connected Reconfigurable Factory. The project aims to realise the “Factory of the Future” using Industry 4.0 technologies. COREF will develop two digitally-connected industrial innovation labs at their Belfast & Crawley sites.