Collaborative robots, or “cobots”, are a proven and accessible way of automating certain production processes. To harness their potential to the fullest, cobots should be put to work alongside humans, freeing up your workers from repetitive, unsafe tasks. Wondering if your business case is feasible and justifies that kind of an investment? Get in touch with us and we'll answer your questions.
Collaborative robot applications
Why your next employee may be a robot
Pushing the limits of cobot applications
Sirris focuses on the use of cobots for automating more complex operations. For example, through the addition of force-feedback functionalities, cobots can be deployed for finishing operations such as deburring, sanding and polishing. In our flexible automation lab, we at Sirris have tested and evaluated different finishing strategies, opening a whole new range of cobot applications. Do you also have a challenging application for which you want to evaluate the potential of cobots? Contact our experts!
Food for thought: pros and cons
Ever-expanding application possibilities
Thanks to the availability of different high-tech accessories such as grippers, force-feedback techniques, sensors or vision systems, even more complex operations can be automated, resulting in a growing commercial field.
This is a clear win for cobots. They can operate without a safety fence in most situations. However, every individual application still requires a risk assessment to guarantee the safety of human operators. Extra safety measures may be required.
Cobots are known for their easy-to-use nature, but this isn’t the case for all possible applications. The more complex the task, the larger the programming effort. On the other hand, simple applications like pick-and-place are a piece of cake.
Because they take up limited space and are relatively light, collaborative robots are easily integrated into different production units. For very precise and delicate movements, however, they’re not always the best choice out there.