Simple, flexible and affordable collaborative robots a fit for many applicationsNovember 1, 2016 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Integrating collaborative robotic technologies on the plant floor can offer major advantages to Canadian manufacturers. The investment can help reduce operating costs, increase productivity and improve accuracy for many industries, from consumer goods, food and agricultural, to pharmaceutical and more.
Intercon Material Handling can help. As a material handling systems integration specialist, and a preferred system integrator for Universal Robots, the company has access to the technology and the expertise to ensure the successful integration of the correct technology.
Universal Robots is known for its simple, flexible and affordable robotic solutions. These solutions are easy to program and setup, which makes them simple to re-deploy to multiple applications when needed. As a leader in collaborative robots, the company also offers robots that are safe to use beside human operators without safety guarding once a proper risk assessment has been completed. This is possible thanks to Universal Robots’ patented technology, which limits the force if the robots come into contact with a person. The robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced mode when a human enters the robot’s work area, and resume full speed when the person exits. In addition, the robot arms are quick and dexterous. They have the ability to operate at 39.4 inches a second, and move each of their six joints 180 degrees per second.
These units have an average payback of 195 days. Users get all of the advantages of advanced robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, setup and dedicated, shielded work cells. There are countless applications where these versatile robots are a fit, whether it’s palletizing, carton or tray packing, sortation, assembly operations, painting or welding.
An experienced integrator
As a preferred system integrator for Universal Robots in Canada, Intercon Material Handling can help find the best option with the appropriate working envelopes, capacities and speeds for the application. The Concord, Ont.-based company is trained and certified to provide mechanical installation, control system integration, gripper engineering, vision system engineering, safety risk assessment and more. The result is that users end up with a turnkey solution and a valuable partner.