For over 100 years, Vitec have developed a strong portfolio of brands for broadcasters, photographers and content creators for customers based across the globe. They design, manufacture and distribute high-performance products, including camera supports, mounted electronic accessories, robotic camera systems and noise reduction equipment, to name a few. They contacted CNC Robotics for an automated system to help with carbon fibre manufacture.
Vitec’s strategy is to deliver growth, and their focus is on developing groundbreaking new products for a rapidly changing market. Vitec have developed a new tripod product that simplifies and accelerates camera operators’ ability with easy setup, versatile height range, and exceptional torsional stiffness. They were seeking a turnkey automated system to deliver a complex process of carbon fibre braiding, moulding and machining. They approached the experienced CNC Robotics team to work with their engineers to design a bespoke system.
CNC Robotics developed a multi robotic cell, initially incorporating two robotic arms to undertake braiding and machining. The brief was modified during the project to realign the robotic cells exclusively on braiding and moulding in order to maximise the output due to consumer demand and interest.
The demand for the new tripod product has meant the robotic cell was modified to maximise output. Phase 2 of the project is now in development to provide additional robotic cells to undertake the additional work flow. This has been because the quality, accuracy and demand for the the product has been so successful.
“We have been delighted to be part of this great project with Vitec, the ability for them to increase output due to increased efficiencies has led to Phase 2 and additional automation to meet with client demand.” Jason Barker, CNC Robotics.
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