Collaborative Robots

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COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS REMOVE BARRIERS TO COMPLEX AND COSTLY AREAS OF AUTOMATION

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Traditionally robots have been large pieces of machinery that are expensive and once installed not easily relocated. In plant environments, you can normally find them setup behind safety glass on large scale assembly lines. They can also be characterized with the need for highly skilled engineers to program their operations. In short, traditional robots can require a great deal of both human and monetary capital to operate.

A new class of robots called Collaborative Robots (cobots), by Universal Robots, makes robot technology available at every level of manufacturing. Given a risk assessment and based on your application, cobots can work side by side with your employees with no safety caging. They bridge a gap between fully manual assembly and fully automated manufacturing lines. Cobots are user-friendly and affordable; reducing obstacles to areas previously thought to be too complex or costly making it easier for firms of any size to deploy automation. Additionally, they are lightweight, flexible and can be easily moved and programmed to take on a variety of jobs. If your company is being challenged by short-run production cycles, cobots can help solve this issue by helping you adjust to more advanced processing in smaller batch sizes.


IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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Person working with a cobot

Easy Programming: No programming experience is required to setup and operate a cobot because of the intuitive, 3D visualization embedded in the robot. All you need to do is move the robot arm to its desired position or touch the arrow keys on the easy-to-use touchscreen tablet.

Fast Setup: The average setup time is typically less than an hour. Even if you are an untrained operator, you won?t be disappointed by how easy this out-of-box solution is to unpack, mount and program.

Fast ROI: The average payback time for a cobot is 195 days. The deployment of automation is no longer out of reach for even small and medium sized companies.

Flexible Deployment: The light-weight cobot arms are easily moved and re-deployed for multiple applications without needing to change your production layout.

Collaborative & Safe: Repetitive strain and accidental injuries can be a thing of the past utilizing cobots. Eighty percent of the cobots that are deployed, after undergoing a risk assessment, operate without safety guarding, right beside human operators.

3 COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS TO CHOOSE FROM

Universal Robot Products

UR3: Automates tasks up to 6.6 lbs. and has a reach radius of up to 19.7 in.
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UR5: Automates task up to 11 lbs. and has a reach radius of up to 33.5 in.
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UR10: Automates tasks up to 22 lbs. and has a reach radius of up to 51.2 in.
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AUTOMATE VIRTUALLY ANY APPLICATION

ASSEMBLY

Increase production speed, improve quality, and reduce risk of injury related to repetitive motion and working near heavy machinery.
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CNC

Increase speed while reducing injury risk to control your machine tools. A CNC cobot can be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines.
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GLUING, DISPENSING & WELDING

Increase accuracy, reduce waste and improve efficiency to your gluing, dispensing and welding processes.
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INJECTION MOLDING

Quick and precise use in all areas of plastic and polymer production including injection molding applications.
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LAB ANALYSIS

Precise and consistent testing can be achieved when your project requires time sensitive testing and analysis. Achieve dependable and repeatable processes every time.
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MACHINE TENDING

Relieve employees of repetitive work so that can focus on other tasks that add value to your company.
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PACKAGING & PALLETIZING

Simplify your packaging and palletizing with correctly counted and packed materials. Helping you combat increased costs and shortened product life cycles.
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PICK & PLACE

Increase accuracy and reduce shrinkage of your inventory with a pick and place cobot. Achieve greater flexibility and productivity in your distribution center.
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POLISHING

With built-in force mode, you're certain of uniform polishing and buffing of all surface types. No matter how delicate the task, the correct force is being applied.
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QUALITY INSPECTION

Adding an inspection camera, can increase your consistency and increase quality levels. It can objectively identify defective parts before they are packed.
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SCREW DRIVING

Reduce your risk of over tightening and always have the correct tension on every project. Precision and consistency of the cobot will increase your quality.
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YOUR COBOT APPLICATION

Don?t worry if your application isn?t on the list. Cobots are designed to be flexible and can be used for practically any task.
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