The emergence and rapid proliferation of collaborative robots have resulted in the proliferation of a new class of ‘lean’ integrators specially adapted to the needs of SMEs who wish to leverage automation. The lean integrator has evolved precisely to deliver robot installations that yield higher productivity at a lower price point, and that can be installed in a fraction of the time of a traditional robot work cell.
In 2019, overall robot market revenues experienced negative growth for the first time in many years affected by the global manufacturing downturn and reduced demand in major end industries such as automotive and electronics. However, the collaborative robot market still maintains a high growth rate of more than 30% (32.1% in revenue term and 31.3%…
Universal Robots takes a page from traditional industrial robotics suppliers, providing an opportunities roadmap for others in the expanding UR+ ecosystem.
From heavy lifting arms to collaborative robots, manufacturing and other industries now have a variety of options, depending on their needs.
Modular robotics are currently a niche market, but the need for flexibility could propel demand, predicts one global market analyst.
To optimize order picking, robot designers, integrators, and users should consider the pieces, processes, and training required for industrial automation, cobots, or AMRs.
‘Top trends of 2020’ includes predictions for 2 million new industrial robots by 2022.
Rather than take jobs, robots can address HR concerns about recruitment, morale, and retention through safe collaboration and improved work environments, states a KUKA VP.
New 50,000-square-meter facility will become joint headquarters for Denmark-based cobot companies.
Precise Automation CEO discusses innovations in small parts assembly, challenges for roboticists.
Safety considerations and additional programming work can benefit workplaces utilizing collaborative robot technologies.
Collaborative welding systems aimed at smaller manufactures facing skilled welder shortages.
System provides safer human interaction between humans, industrial robots.
Two new cobot welding robots work safely along humans without the need for expensive guarding.
Georgia location selected to expand distribution for collaborative robotics company.
New cartridge-based systems can be used for low- and medium volume manufacturing processes for materials dispensing.
Partnership with Texas Medical Center innovation center shows desire to automate non-surgical tasks within hospitals.
New collaborative robot can now handle payloads up to 35 pounds (16 kg).
New mechanical and electrical interface for end-of-arm tools aims to simplify setup and changeover.
Simple projects, focus on applications the key for deployment success, speakers say.
Universal the top cobot manufacturer in latest cobot research report from ABI Research.
Company aims to help companies ‘start production faster’ through new offerings.
New application merges cobot with arc welding via robots-as-a-service offering.
AirPick and EPick modles, launched earlier this year, are now compatible with OMRON Collaborative Robots and Techman Robot.
Lower cost, ease-of-use, and re-programming ability driving growth of market.