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.
Look at your manufacturing facilities and identify the different processes you would like to automate. Start with the simplest and most cost-efficient project where minimal changes need to be made to the production line. Look for manual processes that are repetitive, and don’t require on the spot decisions, critical thinking...
Taking human-robot-collaboration to a new level. Too dirty, too dusty, too dull? Too hot or too cold? Not for cobots! They can work tirelessly in almost any work environment from production halls and canteen kitchens to clean rooms, freeing up their human colleagues from monotonous, ergonomically disadvantageous tasks.
The medical industry needs to meet the highest quality and performance. These necessities are accompanied and aggravated by new and continuously changing requirements due to norms and legislation. The tools embedded in the process, therefore, need to be flexible and simple to operate, so that they may be handled by everybody.
It is no surprise anymore that robotic automation offers advantages for a wide range of applications, including injection molding. But what might be surprising is the incredible variety of reasons why injection molding manufacturers turn to robotics—and the additional benefits they achieve. Is your motivation in this list?