Known for its innovative approach to design and development, systems house Liniar is delighted to welcome its newest team member, whose primary responsibility is to test its products to destruction.
Meet ‘Mark II’ – a friendly ABB robot with an extra-long arm and a love for repetitive, methodical work – who has been put to work in Liniar’s brand new Innovation Testing Laboratory at its headquarters in Derbyshire.
Currently testing the brand new Liniar ModLok™ bi-folding door, Mark II has already performed over 70,000 full opening sequences on the 3-pane door in the lab.
That’s more than seven times the number required by British Standards for a product of this nature – and Mark II is still going strong. (More importantly, so is the door!)
By performing cyclic tests, Liniar will be able to assure both installers and homeowners with regards to durability and longevity – giving them the ultimate reassurance that Liniar products will stand up to the rigours of demanding, everyday use for years to come.
“We’re not aware of any other PVCu systems house that is able to test its products in this way,” explains Chris Armes, Design and Development Manager for Liniar, who has pioneered the project and programs the robot in the lab.
“At Liniar, we’re always trying to push ourselves to new levels in order to create products of the highest quality – and being able to prove this really sets us apart from the competition.”
Mark II can be seen in action testing the Liniar ModLok™ bi-folding door on the Liniar YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/LiniarRobot – and he’s showing his human side too, with his very own Twitter account @Liniar_robot.