Cellro’s service technicians ensure that when an Xcelerate is sold, it is installed on the premises and on-site training is included. Installation and training last about one week. After that week, the operator and the machine are able to work together as an automated process.
After Xcelerate has been built at the factory in Veenendaal, the Software Engineers ensure Xcelerate is plug-and-play ready at the customer’s premises. In many cases, operators will already have had the appropriate training and instruction beforehand at Cellro.
The automation robot is then shipped to the customer. Once it arrives, the service technician takes care of installation.
- The service technician unpacks the robot and checks it for damage.
- The robot is then measured out on the floor. This is always performed by our service technician, but with the customer present. Xcelerate must always be fixed to the ground. The customer’s assistance is essential here, as underfloor heating and other pipes can be present in the floor of a machine hall.
- Holes must be then bored for the fixing process. This can be in the form of chemically secured anchorage points or with three bolts in ground bushings* (if the Xcelerate needs to be able to be moved), which are also chemically anchored.
- It is subsequently levelled. The mechanical part of the work is now complete.
- Xcelerate is then connected to the machine. This means that the various interface cables and the power supply must be adjusted.
- The next step is to measure the position of the machine by determining the zero point, from which position all operations should take place.
- The last step is to test the link.
Installation is now complete. However, operators cannot immediately start working. The service technician takes the operators through the steps needed to be able to start working. Test assignments are also carried out to see how the machine handles different batches. In addition, operators and other interested parties can see how they can best use and set up Xcelerate.
*the three ground bushings are all different so that Xcelerate is always in the same position relative to the machine.
Cellro has designed Xcelerate so that the robot can handle many different machine operations. This ensures that the same Xcelerate can operate multiple machines (subject to them being prepared) in a single machine hall.
Moreover, Xcelerate is built in such a way that it is easy to disconnect, move and connect. Given its compact construction and the fact that there are no loose elements, it is easy to move with a pallet truck or forklift truck. After being connected, Xcelerate knows to which machine it is linked and can provide the right configuration options.
This mobility allows for extra flexibility in the production processes. What many users note is that Xcelerate can be used with multiple machines with varying production numbers. If, in the coming month, there is a major increase in production numbers at a specific machine – with the articles being easy to load automatically – it is possible (subject to being prepared) to move Xcelerate. You can then load the machine with fewer numbers of products yourself. If this changes again, you can simply move it back within an hour.