Endutec GmbH is a special machine manufacturer. The company from Chieming am Chiemsee in Germany is also a Certified System Integrator of Universal Robots. Managing Director, Andreas Flieher talked to us about how they are coping with the COVID crisis. "Our cobot operated around the clock to meet tight delivery schedules."
RCM Industries is a manufacturer of die casting parts with four production plants in the Chicago area. The company’s director of sales and marketing, Mike Higgins, spoke with us about how RCM is managing the COVID-19 crisis. "We actually did have a COVID-19 case in one of our plants that we immediately shut down for a week."
For our first post on this topic, we wanted to shed light on how Universal Robots as a manufacturer is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Q&A, Martin Kjærbo, UR’s VP of Operations and Supply Chain discuss the company’s approach, new challenges, and how the COVID-19 crisis will shape Universal Robots going forward.
It’s a safe bet that the Factory of 2035 will look vastly different than the factory of today, but probably not the way one would expect. Ever since the first Industrial Revolution when mechanization, water, and steam power started to automate work previously carried out manually, more work has been taken on by machines.
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.
We hear the benefits automation brings to business but what about the employees who work hand-in-hand with these new technologies? Education, flexibility, safety, and improved work culture are just a few examples shared by members of the global workforce who work together with collaborative robots (cobots) on a daily basis.