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.
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.
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.
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.
On 28 April, we celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work, an awareness-raising campaign that promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. On this special day of awareness, here are 5 stories about cobots taking on dangerous, hard, repetitive or dull tasks where they have allowed people to focus on work that is more enjoyable and less likely to cause injuries.
Cobots are transforming food and beverage plants all over the world, stepping in and taking over a wide range of business-critical, yet repetitive and manual tasks. These intuitive machines can assume responsibility for tasks that threaten the safety or satisfaction of workers, or the productivity and profitability of the entire outfit. Here are some examples of how cobots have transformed the way our clients operate.
Navigating your way through all the safety information available online can seem daunting, so in this blog post we introduce some of the best safety and compliance resources that can help guide you on your journey.
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.
As you research automation options, it’s hard to ignore the cobot buzz. Since collaborative robots entered the scene a decade ago, they’ve made automation accessible and affordable for many organizations for whom traditional robotics were out of reach. Collaborative robots were designed to be lightweight and easy to use.
High quality translates as a decisive advantage over competitors in the global market. The lack of skilled employees is a major roadblock for many companies. Organizations are forced to manufacture under increasing pressure. In this environment, companies offering the best quality at the lowest price can count on success.
Whether you’re a manufacturer, a Tier 1 supplier, or a vehicle OEM in a largely automated plant, collaborative robots—or cobots—can help you increase productivity, improve product quality, reduce costs and boost profit margins so you can compete more effectively. Cobots can also help with today’s labor issues making...
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.
According to IDC, there is a growing preference to invest in manufacturing automation compared to investment in innovation processes as it offers more tangible benefits and a clear return-on-investment (ROI). Particularly in countries where wages are increasing, companies will be looking for fast productivity gains that...