Industry

Industry and cobotics: a key differentiator for increasing the productivity and flexibility of the european manufacturing industry

Issues :

– Lots of back and forth between workstations?
– Are there many logistics units, heavy and difficult to move?
– Is someone in charge of moving empty containers?
– One person is dedicated to the supply or evacuation of logistics unit

Stakes :

– Replace unnecessary trips by optimizing working times;
– Improved productivity;
– Fluidification of flows and adaptation to processes / product rates
(supply and evacuation);
– Improved working conditions for operators.

The context of industry and cobots

The technology of collaborative cobots and robots has become the backbone of many large-scale manufacturing industries. To be globally competitive, manufacturing must be both competitive and agile. Robots are the main drivers of flexibility and competitiveness and will help bring manufacturing back to Europe.  

As the pressure for automation overtakes traditional manufacturing industries such as automotive and electronics, the need for flexibility in these automation systems grows, especially for SME manufacturers. Meeting these needs will require new technologies and new working practices.

As Europe strives to increase the added value of the manufacturing sector, it will compete not only with low-wage economies, but also with highly automated economies. 

Market opportunities in the industry

The current market for robotic technology in manufacturing is focused on large-scale manufacturing industries that have high levels of automation. However, it is widely recognized that the impact of robotic technology on manufacturing needs to broaden its base to cover a wider range of manufacturing especially among SMEs.  

Increasing the flexibility of industrial robots and providing automation systems that provide more intuitive and faster setup are important goals for future production systems. 

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Discover the use cases of our cobotic solutions for the industrial world

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Palletizing and depalletizing 

Increase your palletizing rate 

have to ventilate boxes on different destination pallets. A collaborative robot helps me position the boxes on the pallet. I drive several palletizing stations and ensure the stability of the pallet before handling by the forklift operators 

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Help with stocking and picking orders 

Improve the efficiency of storage or picking / kitting 

have to prepare a kit of parts or sub-assemblies in order to feed the assembly lines. In follower mode HUSKY follows me wherever I go, I have both hands to focus on the items to take. I can also use HUSKY for storage. 

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Disinfection of up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses by UV-C

Ensure the health and safety 
of staff and customers 

My establishment receiving the public closes, my last teams leave the premises, I launch a scenario of disinfection of all visible surfaces by UV-C to eliminate up to 99.99% 
of bacteria and viruses in just 1 hour on 450m². 

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Autonomous raw materials shuttle

Increase your production capacity at the station 

I need raw material, parts or subsets at my workstation, HUSKY carries out autonomous tours and supplies me regularly. I concentrate on my production workstation and eliminate my low added value trips. 

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Cardboarding and packaging

Increase your packing rate. 

I am at the end of the production line to check the parts. A collaborative robot helps me take the validated parts and position them in their boxes before shipment. I keep 100% of my focus on product quality. 

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Automatic evacuation of bulky items

Increase your available floor space and workstation productivity 

My production machine generates surplus materials, waste…, HUSKY carries out autonomous tours and evacuates waste bins or empty pallets. I concentrate on my production workstation and eliminate my low added value trips. 

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Pick and place

Increase your station feeding rate 

I am responsible for product test benches. A collaborative robot helps me unhook the parts and feed the machine. I keep 100% of my focus on product quality and additional visual checks. 

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Increase your production rate at the station.

Increase your station feeding rate

My products require sensitive and difficult to access manual assemblies. A collaborative robot helps me manipulate the part in the ideal position to facilitate assembly.