A Karakuri comes in the form of an easily maintainable robot, that is both reliable and operational. This robot is passive, lean and uses the least materials possible. When necessary, Karakuri borrows kinetic energy from somewhere else. Therefore, developing Karakuri Kaizen is low-cost, because the entire concept is frugal and saves on energy bills. The entire goal is to avoid costly and inefficient factories, to avoid waste in a global sense.
Streamlining your lines and adopting agility leads to improvements in operation times. This doesn’t necessarily mean going faster or as quickly as possible though. The main thing is staying flexible and responsive to changes. In turn, this reduces waste and time that may be lost, saving money in the long term. By using Karakuri Kaizen, there is no pointless motion, task or step. Everything is aimed at achieving the highest possible quality and most efficient end result.
Of course, the most important goal is health and safety. Kinematics and karakuri mechanisms create smart motion that is used to create slim and green factories. Such factories support their most important factor, the human factor. Ergonomics is so important for the design of Karakuri Kaizen, because the project must take the human factor into account. The collaborative robot can reduce strain caused by heavy loads and repetitive gestures, by replacing tedious tasks with mechanical tricks. The goal is to create a more comfortable working environment for operators. This minimises difficult jobs, which makes operating easier, maintenance simpler and performing kaizen with less effort.
Hence, making work easier has never been so simple than with the Karakuri Kaizen shop. At AIO, we aim for the safest and most responsible way of moving people and items.