The collaborative robots have entered and made their mark across various industries in recent years.
At first, it was only metal companies that would use cobots, but today you see that many other industries using collaborative applications.
The driver for the growth has been the big flexibility that allows the robot to be used for various applications. The endless possibilities mean that there is a cobot for every market and an application for every process – from gluing of small parts to picking and placing parts for machine tending.
Basically, all working processes that include boring and precise actions have potential for collaborative applications.
Most robots that are used in manufacturing operations; the applications can be divided into three categories: (1) material handling, (2) processing operations, and (3) assembly and inspection.
The fundamental keys to success if you want to deploy automation are:
Identify the right application.
Design the whole system
Stick to the must-haves, avoiding nice-to-haves and feature creep. Get the cell in production ASAP and improve from there.
Using standard plug-and-play components as building blocks to accelerate your project.