There are still many people who wonder what a cobot is . Well, cobots are collaborative robots that serve to automate industrial processes , whether they are repetitive, manual processes or that endanger people.
Many companies are already betting on the use of collaborative robots in industrial processes. They provide precision and optimization to the processes, resulting in higher quality and productivity production chains.
They are the new generation of robots, which were born to work together with the operators, with the idea of being able to adapt them to different work processes with great ease.
These are completely safe robots for humans, since they are designed for this purpose, working side by side together with human personnel , they are even capable of interacting with them. However, the label of collaborative is not only given by security. It is also about ease of use, adaptability and accessibility. They can be programmed for different functions very easily, there is no need for special training or high qualification to be able to take charge of programming a cobot. They are provided with a very intuitive interface, with which any operator can move without any problem.
Cobots can carry out almost any type of work , thanks to the full range of collaborative accessories that can be provided. Normally they will be used to perform those tasks that are more repetitive and therefore heavier and monotonous to be performed by the operators. In addition, they can perform tasks that can pose a health risk, or those that require extreme temperatures or with sharp or toxic parts for humans.
Their design is light and compact, so they can be easily adapted to any production center, working even in tight spaces.
Five immediate advantages of Hanwha HCR Cobots for your business
The low weight of the cobots, will allow you to move them very easily to be able to integrate them into new processes. So you can automate any task within your company. Even if a quick change is required or when we talk about small batches.
Simple to configure
It is so easy to use, that even mounting an entire arm for the first time can be done without difficulty. Assembling the entire arm and programming it for a simple task will take less than an hour.
The cobot is provided with a 3d interface, with which any operator without any programming experience can quickly program the robotic arm. It is as simple as moving the arm to the desired points or touching the arrows on the touch screen tablet. The whole process is intuitive, fast and simple.
You can incorporate cobots in your company without creating fenced spaces or security protections, after a risk assessment. They are equipped with a series of devices that make them safe for operators.
If you think that automation is an expensive process and that it is not within the reach of anyone, perhaps it is time to rethink it. Cobots are amortized in a short period of time. It is because, thanks to its design, it is possible to do without other costs associated with automation, such as the large infrastructure of traditional robots, security fences, etc.
Cobots can automate virtually everything
Thanks to the flexibility of cobots and the wide range of accessories they have, we can say that cobots can automate almost any industrial process. They are economical even in the assembly of small batches, since it is a highly adaptable robotic arm. It can do: painting, labeling, screwing, packaging, molding, injection, polishing …
Packaging and palletizing
Let the cobot do the work and all shipments will always be properly packaged and taped.
You can increase the degree of objectivity in tests and analyzes with the help of a cobot.
Cobots can be used in all polymer production tasks, with great precision.
You will improve the quality and precision of the products, if the cobot is in charge of always making the same movement with the same degree of force and speed.
Gluing and welding
The cobot will bring high quality to the gluing and welding processes by injecting material, as well as perform welds with great precision.
The cobots polish and sand even curved and irregular surfaces, with a constant and adjustable force to obtain a perfect result.
Cobots can effortlessly assemble a wide variety of materials, such as wood, plastics and metals. Resulting in a perfect precision assembly. Improving the result of the entire process, increasing quality and speed.
Cobots can carry out machinery monitoring functions, easily adapting within the production line.
Cobots are provided with a camera that can be used to review and identify faulty parts within a production chain. Increasing the quality of the product, and avoiding shipping and packaging.
Pick and Place
Cobots can take care of all the applications that are required in the pick and place. In this way, the cycles will be faster, increasing the quality and productivity in the process.
For industrial robots to preserve their ideal productivity and functionality, they should undergo routine examination and preventive maintenance.
It is essential to understand that due to the fact industrial robots need to do their work within ordinarily predictable space and time constraints, preserving them appropriately is a vital part of keeping them safe for the individuals and equipment that must share a workplace with them.
Preventive maintenance helps avoid equipment failure by systematically replacing damaged components and/or identifying and correcting problems before they lead to failure. This process is carried out with the following steps:
- Backup of controller memory as well as teach pendant programs and application software
- Supervise/observe the robot in movement perceiving any cable wear, irregular motion or sounds
- Replace robot batteries to safeguard robot positional data during power loss
- Change controller batteries to avoid loss of software and programming during power loss
- Replace internal grease based on robot model’s requirements
- Verify motor brakes for slippage
- Clean controller ventilation and filters to guarantee correct heat exchange
- Clean and complete visual examination of robot mechanical unit, end of arm tooling, and cabling
Robot Preventive Maintenance Advantages:
- Enhanced robot durability and reliability
- Detect potential failures prior to unexpected downtime
- Maintenance program can be customized for each robot
- Data to help scheduling upcoming maintenance work
- Precise metering on grease replacement to defend against overpressure and seal damage
- A large number of spare parts in stock for quick repairs
- Always offering 24-hour service and support
To improve the performance and reliability of industrial robots, preventive and predictive maintenance is essential. The FSD Robotics Maintenance Team provides maintenance programs that guarantee the best results and performance of your robots.
For more information about Robot Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, contact the FSD Robotics Service Team for all your robot services & repairs today!