Metal & machining

Collaborative automation is affordable and flexible, so you can easily move robot arms from one task to another as your business needs change. Programming is fast and easy, and programs can be saved for quick changeovers. No more long downtimes and scrap material as you train new and temporary workers. And no more turning work away because of limited resources.

Collaborative robots in Metals & machining

If your equipment is idle, it’s costing you money. While machine tending positions are tough to fill and retain, cobots are always on the job. Collaborative automation is ideal for machine tending applications such as CNC and die cast machines, press brakes, and dial tables, which can run around the clock consistently and reliably. You’ll keep your shop running and can move skilled machinists into higher value and more rewarding positions.

Cobots are also at the heart of collaborative welding systems that cost a fraction of traditional automated systems and can fit into standard welding work cells. Automate repetitive or small products that are undesirable for welders and move your best welders to high-profit product lines. The result is more consistent quality and more satisfied workers.

If we relied only on hiring new people, we would never be able to expand to three times the size we originally had. The cobots have opened a new avenue of growth for us, while we’ve been able to retain existing workforce. No worker will lose their job to a robot

Aldo Albieri, Operations Manager, thyssenkrupp Bilstein


Quickly and easily adapt to new products, even low-volume or quick-turn jobs. Collaborative robot arms can be reprogrammed and redeployed in-house, and can even be mounted on carts for easy mobility.



Increase productivity by optimizing equipment and workers. Cobots can work reliably around the clock, producing consistently higher-quality and reducing scrap. And ROI typically occurs in less than a year.



Increase quality and consistency in repetitive tasks that are undesirable for human workers. Cobots can reliably perform precise, consistent welds and load and unload machines without breaks.

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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