Automotive & subcontractors

While the automotive industry is highly automated, huge opportunities remain for incremental growth. Collaborative robots are driving new efficiencies across the industry, in applications including machine loading, inspection, and assembly in the production of powertrain, electronics, and interiors.

Collaborative robots in Automotive manufacturing

For Tier 1 OEMs to contractors throughout the supply chain, flexible, cost-effective cobots are improving output and consistency for a spectrum of sub-assemblies, modules, and systems. Easy-to-deploy and redeploy cobots ideally address the industry’s need for customization and fast response to changing consumer demands.

Cobots can work side-by-side with human workers, improving their output and consistency and allowing them to support more in-line processes in a single work space. While traditional automation requires an all-or-nothing approach, cobots allow automotive manufacturers to automate specific tasks and see fast return on investment



Quickly and affordably adapt assembly lines for new requirements. Lightweight collaborative robot arms can be easily programmed and redeployed and can even be mounted on carts for mobility



Add new functionality without expensive changes to production lines. Meet competitive demands for faster output and lower costs, even in processes not typically suited for automation



Increase quality and consistency in repetitive tasks where human workers struggle. Collaborative robots can work non-stop while operators focus on higher-value tasks

Thanks to the robot’s arrival, we have been able to lower the cost of our cars while also improving the geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T) up to 10%.

Cedric Grandjean, Group PSA Architect Element Specialist, Finish Assembly Line

Choose the right collaborative robot for your applications

A range of Universal Robots models are available to address automation needs from precision tasks to long reach and high payload requirements. The UR10e model is widely used in automotive applications to address diverse processes.

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