Collaborative robots can increase output and improve quality in nearly any production environment. UR cobots can be deployed quickly, with fast ROI, typically within 12 months. Universal Robots USA has released an e-book on how cobots can assist on the shop floor in the following areas:
•Machine Tending: Machine tending is fast and efficient, with quick redeployment for high-mix/low-volume operations. Common applications include CNC machine tools, press brakes, mills, and dial tables.
•Assembly: Cobots increase production rates and process quality while assembling parts made of plastic, metal, or other materials. Common applications include automatic screw driving, nut running and insertion.
•Palletizing and packaging: Cobots are deployed throughout the pack line, including case-erecting, cartoning, case-packing, labeling, and palletizing. Cobot flexibility makes them perfect for contract packaging operations.
•Welding and cutting: Cobot welding and cutting automation increases output and quality while freeing up skilled welders for higher-value tasks.
•Injection molding: UR cobots are ideal for insert loading, parts extraction and the full range of secondary processes, from sprue cutting and flash trimming to embossing and packaging.
•Quality control: Cobots bring inspection and metrology processes out to the factory floor, close to manufacturing and skilled operators.
•Pick and place: Collaborative robots are a perfect fit for pick-n-place applications. The lightweight design and small footprint allow installation on virtually any process or machine, and the flexibility of UR cobots supports rapid redeployment as production plans change.
•Lab automation and research: Cobots are ideal for automating complex and challenging lab automation and research projects that require flexibility and integration with lab instruments and databases.
•Polishing: Integrated force control and precise motions allow our cobots to deliver consistent polishing and buffing, even on uneven surfaces.
•Dispensing: UR cobots have the precision to maintain tight speed and path control needed for accurate and efficient dispensing of adhesives, sealant and gasketing materials
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