The whole reason for the development of the automation solution was to remove the burden placed on personnel when it came to repetitive heavy lifting and accurate tray location. It is fair to say that this solution does just that and will become a role model for similar installations across the world.
“We especially liked the EtherNet/IP-based solution that Rockwell Automation offered,” explains Vinge. “Having automation, safety and motion all on one network made integration and distribution of the control architecture a lot simpler.
“We also liked the technical help and information that Rockwell Automation offered both backwards and forwards during the design and development phase of the project. The delivery assurances were also vital as we were working to a tight lead time.
“Our goal and the defining parameter of the system is that it should be 97% available,” Vinge concludes, “and with the help of Rockwell Automation we are actively pursuing other contracts in Denmark as the health service looks to not only build new hospitals, but also upgrade the ones currently in place. As well as winning local industry awards, the hospital is delighted with the work we have done.”