This week’s blog explores how UR cobots have emerged as a powerful resource for electronics manufacturers facing critical business pain points such as unexpected spikes in demand, skilled labor shortages, high mix/low volume production and lack of available floorspace in manufacturing facilities.
In sectors defined by constant change, manufacturers who can quickly adapt to new economic and technological realities can both avoid complacency in good times and ensure survival through difficult times. These days, those companies are often doing it with the help of collaborative automation.
Your Questions Answered on Collaborative Robots in Electronics Manufacturing. For decades, the automotive industry was by far the leading user of robotics, but not anymore. In 2016, robot sales to the electronics industry jumped more than 40%, putting it on par with the automotive industry—and it still continues to grow.
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...