Technicality

Collaborative Automation Overview:

Impact of Technology

The main benefits of the collaborative automation technology can be reflected in production performance, integration, and ergonomics.

 

Production Performance

  • Improve Quality
  • Consistency
  • Increase Productivity

 

Integration

  • Easy to Install

○Portable

○Lightweight

○Optional pedestals

○Optional wheels

  • Easy to Program

○Potentially standalone systems

○Taught by demonstration

  • Flexible tasking

○Allows for extremely adjustable work environment

○Programs stored and can be switched between while robot is still online

 

Ergonomics

  • Reduce amount of heavy lifting
  • Reduce amount of repetitive work
  • Reduce exposure to contaminated environments.(solvents, noise, heat, dust)
  • Alleviate workforce from jobs requiring continuously high levels of concentration
  • Systems do not fatigue
  • Low deviation, high repeatability
  • Suitable for high-risk, high-repetition tasks

 

Collaborative modes: Robots characterizes as collaborative in the following ways


 

Equipments

 

Collaborative Automation Summary

Collaborative robots are flexible, lower cost than standard industrial, and suitable for high-risk ergonomic task, but normally will required a risk assessment.