Polar Semiconductor, a renowned manufacturer of semiconductor chips for the automotive and white goods industries, based at the heart of the US automotive industry, recognized the need to optimize their production processes. With the goal of reducing transportation distances within their facility and enhancing workforce efficiency to accommodate their expansion needs, Polar turned to OMRON‘s robotics technology for a flexible and cost-effective solution.
Polar added OMRON’s LD 60/90 Mobile Robots to expand their workforce. Finding skilled workers is an industry problem at the moment, and the solution enables Polar employees to utilize their skills and keep the tools running, and not worry about the transport of the product.
Darren Desmarais, Industrial Engineer at Polar, highlights the transformative impact of OMRON‘s robotics solution, stating, „Having these robots available to move work-in-progress (WIP) quicker, easier, without relying on operators to move from the equipment they‘re working on. The biggest advantage I‘ve seen is that we‘ve been able to have the robots maneuver more like a person does.“
Thanks to OMRON‘s mobile robotics solution, Polar has successfully achieved its objectives of enhancing productivity, optimizing workflows, and creating a more streamlined and efficient semiconductor manufacturing process.