What a Bottle Picker Can Do
Heineken breweries have high speed bottling lines producing up to 60 thousand bottles per hour. Some bottles fall over, and some even break. A solution was not on the market and innovation programme SMITZ offered support. So Heineken, TNO and RoboHouse built a robotic bottle picker that works at high speeds and keeps operators safe.
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After defining your challenge more clearly during Discover sessions, you will now work with experts from different fields to explore and select robotic solutions. You will develop a first concept. This includes possible partners, budget and planning for Design & Basic Engineering and Realisation.
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Design & Basic Engineering
Generally preceded by Technology Exploration. Your concept is developed further, to prepare for construction of prototypes and proof of concepts. Digital animations of robotic applications may be made. Resulting in a budget and planning for the construction and initial testing of your robot.
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After Design & Basic Engineering you will now be developing either a physical demonstrator of key technology or a full prototype of your robot. Additionally a testing program may be developed.
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Testing can be conducted at RoboHouse or on location, either with our without active operator involvement.
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RoboHouse helps you find start-ups, scale-ups, suppliers and partner companies with the capacity and passion to develop your prototype into a commercially viable product.