Robots have been widely used in the manufacturing industry for years, replacing human labor in risky and crucial factory jobs. However, ‘Cobots’ or Collaborative Robots allow these robots to work alongside human laborers. They take away some of the spatial, environmental dangers of traditional manufacturing robots. Cobots are easily reprogrammable and their interaction with humans is more normal, plus they share the same workspace.
Cobots are the new frontier in industrial automation, and are expected to continue to drive the automation market. These robots are designed with inherent safety features such as collision detection, allowing them to blend seamlessly into the position of a human operator, and work alongside other human operators.
Cobots In Industrial Automation
There are many financial benefits that cobots offer compared to traditional old-generation robots. Cobots are more affordable and economically viable for businesses of all sizes. Implementation and integration are inexpensive thanks to the ease of use and safety features. They offer faster payback with higher return on investments due to their flexibility in deployment and ability to perform a wide array of tasks such as palletizing, machine tending, pick-and-place operations and more!
Cobots are easily customizable, so instead of having one robot that can only perform one task for the rest of its life, you have a cobot who can be utilized and reprogrammed to do multiple different tasks. A few other benefits include:
- Dependable & Consistent Output
- Reduced Mistakes
- Increase In Production Quality & Efficiency
- Reduction In Waste
Cobots In Manufacturing Industries
Small and medium sized manufacturing plants are eager for this technology, because cobots are both affordable and highly adaptable. There are many potential applications for cobots in the manufacturing industry such as automobile manufacturing and steel/metal manufacturing. With business owners rethinking new automation strategies, and optimizing production, collaborative robotic workers can produce more profits and growth for business owners. Over the next 5-10 years, experts predict that cobot applications will grow rapidly in both industrial automation and manufacturing environments.
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