Robotics / Automation

COMMON USES / COMMON PROBLEMS SOLVED 

  • Eliminate the need for employees to perform repetitive tasks
  • Pick and place or materials handling
  • Machine tending
  • Simple sorting
  • Packaging of product

 COBOTS COULD BE A GOOD FIT IF:

  • You have many repetitive tasks
  • You can’t keep people engaged because the work is too repetitive
  • You want to free up your employees for other tasks
  • You have an environment where the cobots would work in close proximity to people
  • You need to move cobots to different locations frequently

COBOTS MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD FIT IF: 

  • The items you are working with are too small or too large for the robot
  • The items you are working with are too heavy for the robot to lift
  • Cobot could get easily damaged in your work environment
  • You are looking for very fine-tuned or complex object manipulation

FAQ 

What are the restrictions on this technology?  

  • Weight restrictions apply depending on the model of cobot being used
  • Challenges working in a dusty or excessively dirty environment
  • Complex part manipulation is not generally possible

Will I need special equipment to operate this technology?  

  • Some applications require an air compressor for end effector operation 

Do I need any special training or certification to operate this technology? If so, what? 

  • Training on how to program the cobot is required, but can typically be learned with little to no programming experience.  

sawyer collaborative robot the cobot teamTHE FACTORY OF TOMORROW EXPERIENCE

  • Pick and place’ movement of materials (tool chuck) to a workbench for the start of assembly. This is done by the Sawyer robot. 

EQUIPMENT IN THE LAB  

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