Pick & Place Robots
What is Pick & Place Automation?
Pick and place robots are either collaborative robots, aka “cobots,” or industrial robots that are used across industries to automate material handling and part assembling processes. This technology has been popular to implement as automation has grown more essential in everyday manufacturing. Pick and place automation has helped free human staff from dull, dirty, and dangerous tasks so that they can perform tasks that are more creative, cleaner, and safer.
Certain cobots are designed for medium- and high-volume applications, offering a solution to companies that need to increase output and maintain an autonomous process.
The Advantages of Pick & Place Systems
Pick and place automation is not a novel concept, but the 21st century has seen this technology greatly evolve. It excels at repetitive physical tasks that are strenuous and often cause injury to humans, making it a highly effective substitute across industries where menial manufacturing tasks are essential.
Pick and place robots are often fully customizable, allowing companies to tailor a cobot solution that fits their application. Whether the unique need is the handling of a special material or an element of packaging, this technology can bring an unprecedented efficiency across a variety of industries and uses.
Which Industries Could Benefit from Bin Picking Robots?
Bin picking robotic technology can greatly alleviate the human tedium of handling, sorting, and arranging bulk parts. Industries where demand has drastically grown in recent years or where worker safety and scarcity has become a more prevalent concern will see the most immediate benefit from implementing robotic packaging systems.
Companies that rely on careful and precise placement across a variety of processes, like consumer packaged goods , food and beverage, and manufacturing are some of the most common sectors where bin picking automation has been the most successful. Industries may include:
Frequently Asked Questions
Also known as a collaborative robot, this type of robotic device is designed to assist people with a variety of tasks, sharing all or a part of its working space with human operators. While this is still an emerging robot classification, it already has its own ISO standards to meet for both safety and usability.
Cobots are able to sense the objects and humans in their vicinity using a variety of external instrumentation and internal proprioceptive force sensing, making them easy to add to many packaging applications. You’ll need to consider a variety of capabilities, including reach, payload, speed, and more, to ensure you find the ideal cobot to fit your needs. If you need assistance deciding which packaging robot to integrate into your system to modernize your processes and save time and money, contact JHFOSTER at 855.688.0065 or email us to chat with one of our experts.
The potential cost savings of integrating collaborative robots is dramatic, but hard to calculate on your own. At JHFOSTER, we offer a basic ROI Robotic System Value Calculator so you can see for yourself the increased efficiency of robotic technology. For a more detailed and application specific ROI analysis contact JHFOSTER.
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