The Mirolin Bath Tub System was developed to eliminated the cumbersome task of trimming and drilling holes into bath tubs manually. The system uses a Motoman robot with a tool changer which allows the robot to access a round diamond-tip saw to trim the outside of the bath tub as well as a drill to create drain and jacuzzi holes in the tub. The system is capable of process over 1000 types of bath tubs and jacuzzi’s.
The automation also uses a turntable where 2 operators load a tub to one side while the robot processes another tub on the other. A vision system is also used for quality control of the finished product as well as determining the correct location of the drilled drain holes. A bar code reading system identifies the model of the tub in order to change the cutting and drilling programs.