As anyone in the know can tell you, machine tending is incredibly important to the manufacturing process. A well-functioning manufacturing workflow relies on machinery consistently being loaded and unloaded with parts or materials.
By replacing manual CNC processes with the RB series cobots, the company has increased productivity by 40 to 50 percent. This has enabled the company to respond more effectively to client demands, which have increased two to three times since the recent semiconductor boom.
As we will discuss in this article, cobots can add tremendous value to your operations, but you should be sure to pay attention to risk assessments and safeguarding requirements.
Pilot project between ABB Robotics and non-profit organization Junglekeepers demonstrates potential of robotics and Cloud technology in reversing deforestation. Using solar power, YuMi® automates seed planting, making reforestation in the Amazon faster and more efficient.
Collaborative robots can bring significant benefits through closer interactions with humans - but they need high-quality parts replacement to ensure safety and productivity
To better understand the benefits of cobot automation and how it works on the shop floor, we spoke to two leading providers of automated tools to small shops targeting two of the most time consuming and difficult to staff processes, quality control and welding.
Currently in the Písek location, 14 MiR robots are deployed. 7 of them, heavy duty MiR robots, mainly MiR600s, work in the area of finished goods, bringing empty pallets to the assembly lines and picking up full pallets to the logistics area.
The collaborative robot pioneer and market front runner has announced January as "National Cobot Awareness Month," spearheading new products and initiatives prompting manufacturers to address hiring woes and production challenges.
Cutting-edge robotics technology and an experimental art installation are united by the vision of Greek artist Stavros Didakis.
6-axis robots in particular, aside from being among the most widely-used industrial machines in general, have become known as the trusted workhorse of injection molding loading and unloading.
Universal Robots' New UR20 Collaborative Robot Makes U.S. Debut at IMTS 2022, Expanding Cobot Automation in Machining Industry
Attendees at North America's leading machine tool show will experience how the all-new collaborative, industrial cobot delivers the longest reach and payload in its class, offering the ability to automate even more hard-to-staff tasks in a market struggling to hire.
Smart Robotics announces the launch of their latest design in Warehouse Automation - the Smart Fashion Picker
This pick & place cobot is designed to pick fashion items of various sizes, materials and shapes - making item picking in warehouses more efficient for the fashion industry.
Action plastics maximizes OB7's flexibility to automate several different tasks within their high mix/low to mid volume production, freeing up operators and enabling a more flexible work environment.
The simple design of pneumatic systems mean that the cobots are expected to be more durable and require less maintenance than their electric counterparts.
Apart from being unsafe for workers, and thus requiring specific safety measures within their working area, industrial robots are also exceedingly expensive and difficult to set up and redeploy.
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A traditional gantry system employs X-Y or X-Y-Z range of motion. Mounted on a base plate, usually granite, 2 parallel rails constitute the synchronized Y axis motion while the cross axis (bridge axis) provides the X motion. A vertical axis can be added on the bridge for the Z motion. A Split Bridge system can be less complex than a traditional gantry system because synchronization of the two parallel linear motors is not required. Both systems are used in industrial production, testing, and additive manufacturing.