When considering the implementation of industrial manufacturing automation, benefits such as increased safety, enhanced production, and less rework are attractive incentives. Some of the perceived disadvantages associated with automation, however, include cost, implementation time, and disruption to business. Collaborative robots offer a growing alternative to traditional workcell automation, providing robotic advantages along with an extremely high degree of flexibility in implementation.

Collaborative robots work directly with people, becoming an essential part of your team. Providing integrated support your human workforce, collaborative robots promote worker health and safety by taking over tedious, repetitive tasks, and some degree of lifting. Collaborative robot application includes four basic operations:

Type of Collaborative Robot Operation Example
1. Safety-Rated Monitored Stop Manual Loading Station
2. Hand Guiding Operation as Assist Device
3. Power and Force Limiting by Design Replenishing Ports Containers
4. Manual Loading Station Reduced Contact Risk During Collaborative Process

Collaborative robots are not always fenceless, but in many cases they can be fenceless. The goal of some applications is to allow the operator to freely work with the robot, in which case collaborative robots are well suited for the task. In the case of force limited collaborative robots, integrated technologies and design assure the human process participant is protected.

Remtec has targeted experience in the development of a variety of collaborative robot applications, using the industry’s best robotic technology. Our standard collaborative robot advantages include:

  • Safe Collaboration
  • Easy Programming and Handling
  • Proven, Repeatable, Reliable Technology
  • Intelligent Features like Vision
  • Small Controller/ Small Footprint Design

Are you interested in learning more about collaborative robot applications? Contact us to discuss your project. We can assist you in developing a robotic automation solution that meets your needs, goals, and budget.