Collaborative robots or Cobots are an alternative to "classic" industrial robots.
Their application in industry opens up a world of new possibilities that Inser Robótica is already taking advantage of since their appearance.
The most notable advantages of this type of robots are:
- Ease of programming. Simple user interface for faster learning.
- Mobility. It is possible to change the location of the cell thanks to its reduced weight.
- No or reduced safety fencing. Advanced safety features and appropriate accessory design mean that fencing and photoelectric barriers can be avoided.
We already have proven solutions based on Cobots. Here you can see an introduction to each of them.
COLLABORATIVE PALLETISING - COPALLETIZER
Their smaller footprint, as well as their lightness and ability to work in the absence of fencing, make them ideal for working in very small spaces and with medium or low productions.
We incorporate very light vacuum grippers with an intrinsically collaborative design with no elements that could harm people accessing the work area.
To guarantee operator safety and depending on the process and speed, safety scanners can be integrated to slow down or even stop the cobot's movement if a presence is detected in the palletising area. More info in the Collaborative Palletising section.
CASE ERECTOR LOADING - COBOLOADER
The first solution for the automatic loading of case erectors based on collaborative robots.
The cell automates the unergonomic task of feeding box blanks to the case erector.
The cobot locates the position of the stack of boxes on the pallet by itself and picks up groups of boxes and stacks them on the accumulation conveyor of the case erector.
The safety of the installation is guaranteed by the appropriate configuration of the collaborative arm and the incorporation of a scanner that will reduce the operating speed of the system when a person approaches the work area.
This application is a very interesting accessory for the loading of our Youngsun line of case erectors.
A cobot is very interesting for picking up lightweight parts that are located in bulk inside a container.
As their location is random, we have designed a solution that integrates 3D vision equipment that, knowing in advance what the part to be captured looks like, decides which of all the parts to pick up, and its exact location in space.
In addition, it takes into account the relationship of each part with the closest ones to avoid collisions with them when capturing the part.
The small footprint of the collaborative robot and its light weight allow the design of a cell that has little impact on the available space.