There are lots of different ways to use a cobot for palletizing in your business. And one of the simplest ways to customize your palletizing is to choose a gripper that is designed for a specific function.
Implementing a robotic palletizing solution using a collaborative robot (cobot) can not only help your production operations run as smoothly as possible, but also help increase speed, output and reduce costs.
Collaborative robots (cobots) are a cost-effective way to increase production and delivery time, optimize your processes and boost quality. But even though a cobot is much simpler and faster to set up and get working than a traditional industrial robot, there is still some preparation that needs to be done.
A collaborative robot (cobot) can be utilized in hundreds of ways. Whether you’re looking to automate a tedious task, increase efficiency or free your workers up to complete more technical work, cobots will be a transformative addition to your operations. Here we explain in more detail 10 cobot components and how they can be used within your business.
You may be wondering ‘what is palletization’, ‘what does a palletizer do’, or ‘how to palletize’. Perhaps you’re also curious about how collaborative robots, or cobots, can help with this essential function. We’ve put together a straightforward guide to palletizing robots and how they can take a dull, potentially dangerous task off your people’s to-do lists.
As factory automation becomes accessible to even the smallest businesses, cobot (collaborative robot) palletizing is one of the first areas business owners are looking to explore. Of the many robot applications, palletizing is a popular choice to drive workplace efficiency, reduce costs and keep human workers safe. Here are just five of the ways cobot palletizing can help your business reach its key objectives.
Cobot palletizers are making industrial packaging and palletizing operations simpler, faster, and more efficient. As well as doing the heavy lifting, they can also perform a range of tasks that require accuracy, speed, and relatively complex movements too. We find that while a lot of companies know that automation can help them be more competitive, there is still a lack of awareness about the many ways a cobot can add value to their operations.
Collaborative robots, or cobots, have the power to transform a business’s capabilities, productivity and overheads. More affordable, versatile and compact than traditional industrial robots, they allow even small operations to leverage the power of automation and take their productivity and profitability to the next level. Here is a brief history of the cobot, and how they are transforming manual work for companies across the globe.
The industrial applications of cobots are vast, and these smart machines have capabilities that virtually every manufacturing plant or production line can make use of. A cobot arm handles dull, dirty or dangerous jobs on behalf of their human colleagues and minimizes downtime by boosting round-the clock-capacity, if that is what the business needs. Cobots’ capabilities are incredibly varied, and their tasks can be tailored to your business’s needs, even multiple times per day.
It’s been 10 years since collaborative robots appeared on the manufacturing scene. First viewed as a lab experiment by global manufacturers that would buy one or two, send them off to their innovation centers for testing never to be seen on the production floor, cobots now are hard at work in many sectors all around the world.
That’s a common reaction in the furniture industry when manufacturers try to envision bringing robots into sanding and polishing applications. And you can’t blame them; when it comes to shaping a plank of wood into the back of a chair or finish sanding cabinet doors or a headboard, automation hasn’t been as common – until recently.
The argument for adopting cobots for palletizing applications is compelling. In the United States alone, overexertion and repetitive motion account for 24% and 8% of workplace injuries. Manual palletizing is not just unergonomic though. It is costly. And it limits palletizing throughput and quality.
Industrial robot applications have seen massive growth over the last decade, as a variety of industries have realized the potential of industrial robots and, more importantly, collaborative robot (or ‘cobots.’). The vast majority of cobot implementations are found in manufacturing and industrial environments, but cobots have the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of sectors from agriculture and medical to pharma.
In our modern interconnected world, no technology lives in a vacuum. This holds true for the cars we drive, the phones that we use, and the robots that power our factories. By opening products up to the power of the masses, companies realize the potential in their products that they themselves never could have dreamed of.
The North hall of the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA brimmed with thousands of attendees during the week of April 8-11, 2019. North America’s largest trade show in the automation industry; The Automate Show, welcomed exhibitors displaying jaw-dropping booth displays from musical instruments played by cobots to...
As one of the largest trade shows in the world, featuring 6,500 exhibitors and more than 215,000 visitors, Hannover Messe definitely stands for superlatives. Year after year, one of the highlights of the industry's leading trade fair with international relevance is German Chancellor Angela Merkel tour of the massive expo floor.
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by Sofia Nordenstam
AMG Anaheim Expo and Conference, one of the largest automation shows on the west coast of the United States took place last week February 5-7, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The expo and conference drew several hundred exhibitors from across the globe representing 5 different events: MD; M West, West Pack, ATX West...
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The French interactive design agency Nokinomo has given birth to Myro, the fun-loving robot. A successful candidate of the Innov'Up Proto call for projects launched by the Ile de France County Council, Myro made a splash at its first major appearance in June 2017 at La Villette's Grande Halle in Paris. The unique anatomy of...
Collaborative robots or “cobots” are a new class of robots that are bridging the gap between fully manual assembly and fully automated manufacturing lines. This has become a critical competitive advantage for small and mid-sized specialty medical device manufacturers and is helping to fill automation gaps for larger OEMs.
Robotiq completes its Adaptive Grippers offering with Hand-E; the first UR+ certified electric gripper ready for the e-Series, the new cobot line from Universal Robots. Hand-E’s high accuracy combined with a 50mm parallel stroke makes it perfect for precision assembly tasks. Its sealed design ensures reliability in the...
As CTO and co-founder of Universal Robots, Esben Østergaard, pulled away the black fabric covering the new e-Series cobot at last week’s Automatica fair in Munich, it not only introduced the world to a new collaborative robot line that enables faster development for a wider variety of applications. It also marked the...
As German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mexican President Peña Nieto visited booths at the Hannover Messe, they echoed the now predominant tone at the world’s largest industrial fair; when asked to greet a robot - instead of a formal handshake - both went for the casual fist bump, a symbol for the interaction of humans.
It is not all about the future: It’s all about reality. Discussions about whether industry 4.0 is a vision for the future have ebbed away. Everyone agrees that it has long since become a reality – At least in theory. Lots of small and medium-sized enterprises are yet to implement automation. At UR we believe that companies...
The world is not accurate. Humans can handle this. Traditionally, robots require absolute accuracy. In many cases, force/torque sensors can counter this automation challenge; When you mount a sophisticated sensor to a collaborative robot arm, you add a sense of touch. You mimic the human skin and its ability to perceive...