5 Takeaways From The Pick, Place, & Palletize Cobot Expo
Hosted by Universal Robots from March 9-10 2021
PPP tasks go hand-in-hand with labour and ergonomic challenges. Today’s smart packagers employ collaborative robots to take over box erecting, bin picking, lifting, stacking and palletizing tasks, allowing you to reassign your employees to higher value, safer work. Cobots are also flexible enough to be moved from task to task, so they can be used wherever they’re needed most on any given day.
“Universal Robots’ unique tradeshow “The Cobot Expo” offers manufacturers flexible automation solutions for a fast-changing world.”
Missed out on the show? We’re here to give you a brief on it – watch the video below where James talks about the 5 key takeaways from the picking, placing and palletizing cobot expo hosted by Universal Robots.
#1: The Reality Of Your ROI
Few would argue with the benefits of collaborative automation. But if you’re a small- or mid-sized manufacturer, you’re probably asking yourself, “can I afford such a solution with all the pressures facing my factory and the looming economic uncertainty?” Or, maybe you’re thinking: “That’s great – but my capital equipment budget is tapped out.”
Now, you can immediately put cobots to work without the upfront capital investment. Whether you are starting your automation journey, looking to upgrade your current cobots, or ready to increase automation in your factory, our robot rental program helps you grow your business without dipping into cash reserves.
Through a partnership with DLL, we offer flexible payment plans that accommodate cash flow, seasonal fluctuations, and shifts in capacity, so you can focus on growing and running your business. This program provides the ultimate financial flexibility.
#2 Autonomous Bin Picking with ActiNav
ActiNav combines intelligent vision, real-time autonomous motion control and Universal Robots’ world-leading cobots to deliver the core of a machine loading system. Whether used for simple bin picking tasks or more complex machine tending applications, ActiNav delivers a solution that’s precise, consistent, intuitive and more agile than ever before.
Plan, pick and place parts with some of the highest accuracy, without collisions and without the need to stop – optimizing machine uptime and boosting productivity.
#3 Palletizing Solutions From Robotiq
Quick to receive, quick to install, quick to set-up.
Open the box, and the hardware and software is already connected. Plan your set-up in just three steps directly on the robot control device.
Real-time full demo of the Robotiq Palletizer
#4: Autonmous Mobile Robots From MiR
The mobile robots from MiR are autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) designed to optimize productivity in logistics and manufacturing operations. The MiR AMRs make your employees more efficient by allowing them to focus on higher-value activities, while shortening lead time, reducing the risk of bottlenecks, and optimizing safety.
#5: Case Packing
Automate case packing in a collaborative environment with Universal Robot cobots, while human operators tend to tasks of that require critical thinking.
This automated case packing system combined with an autonomous mobile robot from MiR allows seamless box transfers to palletizers.