Before the introduction of collaborative robots, production companies were identified from the presence of huge and dangerous manufacturing robots that used to operate from cages under the watch of a highly qualified (and paid) professional programmer. Then the game changer which is the modern-day collaborative robot came in.
Collaborative robots factor in all modifications and design precautions that were left out in the traditional robots. Cobots are designed to work in special environments, for instance, from close human proximity or along a human worker. They are also designed to use modern applications which are tailor-made to specific tasks. Their technology also allows for easy integration with many other systems so there is a seamless flow of work on the production floor.
These positive considerations put together do help come up with the today’s robot which is much smaller in size, less expensive but equally effective on the factory floor making sure you realize quick returns on investments.
Why Use Collaborative Robots?
Ease of Integration
Collaborative robots offer a non-complicated means of establishing a connection between itself and other machine tools. Many collaborative robots have an easy to connect and run interface which makes setting up the machine in order to complete different tasks easy. The setup is important for automation and optimization of the production process.
Safe Robotic Applications
There are a number of reasons why a production company would be looking for automation solutions. It could be because some of the processes are too dull or dangerous for humans, or because a certain process requires high precision and accuracy that is hard to attain by the human worker.
Whatever your automation needs are, a collaborative robot will sort you out. With its sophistication, a cobot is able to handle a number of different tasks safely and effectively. Some processes might require a slight change in the robot software but the efficiency is never compromised. Collaborative robots can be put to a number of uses and still deliver, safely.
Easy Exchange of Data
Due to the easy integration, collaborative robots provide users with easy and reliable functionalities that allow for remote diagnostics and thus the machine can be controlled over a local or internet connection. This provision allows users of these robots to be able to control them remotely.
A solution for Repetitive Tasks
Many production processes are repetitive and monotonous in nature. As much as they can be performed and completed by humans, they can take longer to accomplish or cause them tissue-stress injuries due to making the same movements for too long.
Collaborative robots come in handy in that they help lift off these repetitive tasks from the human employee who then uses this time to engage in other productive activities that require human intelligence but are equally important to the company.
Complement Human Labour
The design of a collaborative robot is to assist rather than replace. This is one of the considerations during its design; that it is able to work alongside human workers. This helps rule out the fear which many employees have that robots are out to take their places.
Investing in a collaborative robot does not cause any fears within the already existing team, if anything, many tend to appreciate it with time.
They Are Affordable
It is the goal of many production units to make the most of their inputs in order to realize the highest possible quality output within a short period of time. Collaborative robots are not as pricey as traditional robots. In addition to the affordability, these machines do not incur expensive installation or maintenance costs.
Because they are easy to run, they do not require highly priced expertise knowledge.
Take Your Production to the Next Level; Safely
The main approach used by cobot manufacturers is ensuring that the machine remains inherently safe. That, no untold harm will result from its contact with a human employee. These robots have a technical design that prompts an immediate halt as soon as contact or close proximity is detected. Their versatility and ability to be used for a number of processes is a plus for many production companies.