Collaborative Industrial Robots / Cobots

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Collaborative industrial robots (cobots)  are increasingly important in many manufacturing sectors. The integration of cobots is crucial for factories  that want to remain competitive.

Easily programmable, collaborative robots (cobots) can perform tasks automatically. They differ from conventional industrial robots that are designed to work for humans. Their particularity is that they have the ability to work with operators.


What you Need to Know About Collaborative Industrial Robots


Collaborative industrial robots have a teach-in programming mode. This means that, without code, it remembers a trajectory by manipulation of the robotic arm. The cobots do not require the installation of a safety cage. They can be approached by the operators in complete safety, offering a real interaction between the cobot and the operators. A cage is, however, necessary with conventional industrial robots.

Collaborative industrial robots are programmed to stop immediately, in case of danger, to guarantee the safety of the operators working  in the vicinity. Accessible and intuitive, this programming makes it easier to switch them to different applications, depending on the users’ activities. Flexible, intuitive and simple, collaborative industrial robots adapt to the workspace and user requirements.


Reasons for Integrating Collaborative Industrial Robots


For manufacturers in all sectors, the integration of robotics into their production processes contributes to the optimization of their productivity. In order to remain competitive, companies benefit from favouring this innovative solution. It also offers better management of absenteeism and labour shortages. Their processes are flexible and versatile. In addition, tasks are productively distributed between operators and cobots on the same workstation.

There are several applications and use cases for collaborative industrial robots: Pick and place, assembly, production testing, packaging, liquid dispensing, screwing or machine loading.


Cobots and Regulations


Collaborative industrial robots are subject to the following regulations, just like conventional industrial robots:

  • EN ISO 10218-1 and EN ISO 10218-2 – These are safety rules that define recommendations and requirements for information and intrinsic safety for the use of industrial robots and protective measures.
  • ISO/TS 15066 – This is a specification that defines allowing direct human collaboration to work with the industrial collaborative robot.


Automation, Robotics, and Cobots by MGA Technologies


MGA Technologies is a French-based company that works with manufacturers  with a speciality in the design and manufacture of special machines and tailor-made equipment.

MGA Technologies is convinced that the future of factories relies on learning, communicating, connected and performing machines.

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