Robot or cobot?
Choosing the right fit for your manufacturing business isn't always as easy as you might think.
IndustryWeek said, "First, determine exactly what you want to accomplish, be it increased production, increased worker safety, reduced mistakes, or any number of challenges in your business."
Then, start talking to suppliers of the technology and do an analysis to see exactly what would be the best fit.
Although cobots operate at lower speeds and payloads than industrial robots, there is real value in how they can augment human abilities, all the while providing benefits both on and off the balance sheet, as well as greater flexibility than an industrial robotic system.The capability and acceptance of cobots is increasing such that “industrial vs. collaborative” doesn’t really make sense any longer — they are both industrial in their own right in that they are both at home in a manufacturing environment; one is just an industrial robot that is also collaborative.Read More