The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on all industries, with manufacturing being hit particularly hard. As the industry restarts operations following shutdown, leaders struggle to create the “new normal.” Experts cite automation and technology as two key factors in helping companies succeed going forward. Leading the automation pack are collaborative robots or “cobots” – robots that are safe, easy to program and cost-effective.
Bin picking comes in many shapes and sizes, from high payload automotive and heavy equipment manufacturing applications, to pick and drop e-commerce order fulfillment and part sortation applications. But one area with unique requirements is bin picking applications for machine tending where precision pick-path-and-place and rapid deployment is required.
On Demand This webinar will provide industrial controls engineers insightful and actionable information on how to best design control panels for modern manufacturing environments. The thought-leadership style of the content will offer a credible viewpoint on how to transform plant floors and machine designs for an era of rapidly increasing data capture.
On Demand Manufacturers are turning to collaborative robots in record numbers to solve automation challenges. But what is a collaborative robot, and how can this technology be safely applied to screwdriving processes? Traditionally, automated screwdriving was thought of for large manufacturers.
On Demand Machine vision is becoming more of the rule than the exception for plant floor automation. For faster and easier adoption, vision software needs to become more standardized and scalable like many other automation devices.
On Demand Automation has become easier than ever with collaborative robots. No longer do you need to be a degreed engineer to program robots to handle assembly, screw driving, welding, sanding or inspection tasks. Cobots are user friendly, easy to program and flexible enough to be moved to different areas of your facility.
On Demand No matter the stage of your application process, it is likely that you, or someone in your facility, is looking to improve upon its efficiency and reliability. While there are many options from which to choose, arguably none of them are as safe and trustworthy as 3D vision products.
On Demand We’re starting another new year but your business challenges--like labor shortages, ergonomic risks and product quality--aren’t going away. You may have been thinking about implementing collaborative robots for some time. Make 2020 the year you turn a new leaf and get on board with cobots!