Robotics and Machine Vision Challenges at Taylor Guitars
While robotics have been a part of Taylor Guitars’ manufacturing environment for well over a decade, further applications for robotics – that at first glance, seemed standard – have uncovered a number of possible approaches. Variations in materials and customer expectations for high-end wood products both pose significant challenges for developing cost-effective general automation solutions.
Tyler Robertson, automation engineer at Taylor Guitars will explain the progress his company has had deploying robotics for buffing, spraying, electronics assembly, adhesive dispensing, drilling, sanding and filling. He will also share how the company is applying machine vision technologies for identifying and measuring guitar components, as well as determining wood grading, variation and defects.