Agility is key to competitiveness in the fast-moving industry. Flexible collaborative robots can improve productivity, quality, and consistency in tasks such as building sub-assemblies, loading and unloading test fixtures, and kitting and packaging products.
Collaborative robots are safe to work alongside workers (after a risk assessment) and can handle precise tasks with high repeatability, such as insertion, dispensing, screwdriving, or labeling. By automating these repetitive processes, skilled workers can be redeployed to more valuable tasks.
Cobots are lightweight and easy to program, making it easy to move them from one production line to another, or from production to packaging or palletizing as needed. They are also an ideal way to distance workers on production lines by filling in upstream or downstream processes.
Even in competitive electronics manufacturing, cobots can pay for themselves in under a year.