Lower delivery costs
Typically, clients using Universal Robot cobot achieve ROI on their collaborative robots in under a year. That is because they are relatively simple to use and usually require less training and safety infrastructure than traditional robots. And because they can increase throughput without the need for additional staff, cobots are value-generators rather than cost centers. MT Solar, for example, was able to meet a 300% seasonal increase in demand without having to take on any extra staff.
Enhanced workplace safety
Cobot applications can contribute to a safer working environment. Not only do they free workers from having to perform dull, dirty and potentially dangerous tasks but the cobot itself comes with a range of inbuilt safety functions.
What tasks can a cobot do?
The good news is that when it comes to robotic welding, a cobot can do a lot. Our clients all over the world have used their cobots to perform the following welding tasks:
- Spot welding
One of the main benefits of a cobot-based robotic welding application is the flexibility and relative ease of use when compared to other industrial robotics applications. With the right software solutions, end effectors and application kits from our UR+ ecosystem and some minimal user training, experienced staff can get your cobot programmed toexecute a wide variety of welding tasks in as little as 30 minutes.
Cobots are also lightweight and have a smaller footprint than other kinds of traditional robots. This means that it is easier to integrate one into existing workflows without taking up too much precious floorspace. Despite cobots typically requiring less safety infrastructure, such as cages, than other heavier-duty robots, a thorough safety assessment is still required before implementation.
Once you actually have your welding robot arm, take a look at our more in-depth guide for setting up a welding application.
Robotic welding and automating tasks such as soldering and brazing open up so many opportunities for businesses of all sizes. They can be a powerful tool for those looking to expand or an important way of cutting operating costs or reducing waste for those looking to tighten up their operations. Whatever your motivation, we are here to help. Get in touch to get started today.