Your Questions Answered on Cobots in Electronics Manufacturing
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED ON COBOTS IN ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING
Even in manufacturing facilities that are already highly automated, there are typically still manual processes that impact output, quality, and costs. We recently presented a webinar on cobots in electronics assembly in conjunction with ECN magazine, where we addressed many of electronics manufacturers’ most pressing automation questions. Those include issues such as how to fit assembly robots into already jam-packed manufacturing floors, what additional processes offer the best ROI for automation, and how to keep workers safe around automation in tight quarters. Webinar attendees learned how cobots—with their small footprint, flexible and safe implementation around workers, and fast ROI—can help fill those automation gaps.
The archived webinar is available for viewing on demand so you won’t miss a thing. In the meantime, here are answers to some of the specific questions that came up from your peers who are already looking into how cobots can help them be more competitive.
CAN COBOTS CARRY OUT MULTIPLE-AXIS ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLY?
CAN A COBOT WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH ANOTHER COBOT IN APPLICATIONS SUCH AS A PRESS-FIT ASSEMBLY?
You could easily implement a row of robot cells, each performing a different task and handing the board off to the next assembly cell. Cobots’ flexibility and ease of programming mean they can be quickly redeployed to different tasks as production needs changed, and programs can be saved for common tasks so set-up time is minimal.
At Continental Automotive in Spain, UR robots equipped with dual grippers from Robotiq cut the handling time of picking and placing PCB boards in half.
CAN YOU HELP WITH THE COMPLETE INTEGRATION OF THE COBOT, A VISION SYSTEM, AND END-OF-ARM (EOAT) TOOLING?
ARE COBOTS ESD SAFE?
As for the protection of the robot from external ESD, UR cobots are designed and tested to meet the requirements of IEC 61000-4-2. The list of specifications to which our robots are manufactured and tested is available in the user manuals on the support portion of the Universal Robots website.
Have more questions about using cobots in electronics manufacturing? We want to hear them!