Northern Industrial imports two robots

Blackburn-based Northern Industrial has imported two robots from Germany to improve the integrity of its repair work and spare components.

The automation spare parts and repairs company installed the new acquisitions at its 30,000 sq ft repair facility on Shadsworth Business Park.

The Kuka KRC2 KR125L-3 and KR150 robots will be used as a testing ground for teach pendants, axis drives and motion controllers that the company supplies and repairs for customers in a wide range of industries.

Northern Industrial provides reconditioned and obsolete parts and repair services to customers in 132 countries. Sourcing parts from over 1,350 manufacturers, the multi-award-winning company covers over 200,000 part numbers and holds approximately £7m in stock.

David Lenehan, managing director,  said: “While the Kuka robots are usually used in automotive production, they are applicable in a wide range of industries, from packaging to processing.

“Machinery breakdowns are not only stressful, they’re expensive too – a recent report suggested they cost an average $260,000 an hour across all businesses. “Our aim is to provide the spare parts and repairs customers need as quickly as possible to minimise downtime in a breakdown situation. The two new robots will allow us to test and ensure all repair works have been successful, and parts are in full working order before we deliver them to an already stressed out customer, who could be literally anywhere in the world.”