MBO sells twelve CoBo-Stacks at the Baumann Open House
Just a few days before the start of the Baumann Open House in Solms, folding machine manufacturer MBO announced that visitors to the event could look forward to a real global innovation. This news prompted several potential customers to attend the event at short notice – and they didn’t regret it. At the Baumann Group event, held from 14 to 16 May 2019, MBO Group presented its new product, the collaborative robot “CoBo-Stack.” The response was overwhelming. Many visitors stated that they had been waiting for years for such a solution. MBO sold twelve CoBo-Stacks straight off, during the Open House itself. And as MBO also received numerous enquiries, it expects to receive several further orders in the follow-up to the fair.
The CoBo-Stack means a huge reduction in the physical workload for the operator of the folding machine. The robot picks up stacks of folded signatures and deposits them on pallets. The pallets can be positioned on both sides of the folding machine delivery, allowing uninterrupted operation. While the MBO CoBo-Stack is filling one pallet, the operator can move the full pallet away and prepare the next empty pallet.
An indicator lamp lights up in different colours, signalling various robot operating statuses to the operator. For some operating statuses, there is an additional acoustic signal. This means that there is no need for the operator to remain directly at the folding machine, giving him or her time to carry out administrative tasks, for example quality control or preparing the next folding job.