Randek, based in Falkenberg on the west coast of Sweden, has been developing, manufacturing and marketing machinery and equipment for timber frame construction since the early 1940s. The wide product range of the Swedes includes cutting saws and joinery machines, production lines for walls, floors and roofs, systems for the production of roof trusses, turning and assembly tables as well as special machines. The degree of automation ranges from purely manual handling to fully automated, robot-assisted production lines. On the occasion of LIGNA 2023 in Hanover, Randek will also show a large section of its broad portfolio, including its latest achievement, the fully automated ZeroLabor robotic insulation of wall and roof elements for prefabricated house construction.

Extensive Automation in prefabricated House Construction

The Randek ZeroLabor robotic system is a fully automated robotic system that can perform various work processes fully automatically. The flexible robot system can be individually configured according to customer requirements, giving users the choice of using the system as a stand-alone solution or integrating it into existing production lines. The previous main task of the ZeroLabor robot system was the production of walls, floors and roofs. The current version, Zero Labor 3.0, offers higher speed and even greater functionality than the previous generation, which was already impressive in these areas. In terms of configuration, users can employ up to five robots, which can produce lightweight steel wall frames as well as wooden frames.

Fully automated Isolation of structural Elements by Robots

In the run-up to LIGNA 2023, the Randek ZeroLabor robotic system underwent a special functional upgrade, which from now on will also enable the insulation of wall and roof elements for prefabricated house construction to be carried out fully automatically. By eliminating the repetitive and strenuous work of manually applying insulation, Randek is able to significantly increase both the efficiency and quality of the insulation process.