The introduction of cobots for pallets is a compelling argument. In the United States alone, excessive strain and repetitive movement account for 24% and 8% of workplace injuries, respectively. However, manual palletizing is not only unergonomic. It is expensive. And it limits the throughput and quality of the pallets.
Palletizing remains one of the most popular applications for Universal Robots ’collaborative robots for ergonomics and performance. Kobots are perfect for these tasks because of their flexibility, ease of use, and attractive overall cost. They also address concerns about the health and safety of workers by taking over the laborious and repetitive aspects of the pallet process.
Combine it with pallet manufacturing software and application kits UR + ecosystem and there are numerous and ever-expanding ways to introduce collaborative pallet automation. recently released UR10e A payload of 12.5 kg (27.55 lb) adds even more opportunities for pallets.
Traditional palletizing automation has several disadvantages. It is rigid, difficult to program, and lacks the flexibility required for modern production. Traditional pallet deployment also requires extensive guarding to protect people from harm, which increases cost and footprint. And without taking into account ongoing maintenance and programming costs, start-up capital alone exceeds the budget of most small and medium-sized businesses.
The good news is that palletizing can be made painless – and profitable – with a UR engine. Proven globally in production facilities, Universal Robots ’collaborative robot combines power and intelligence to help production facilities improve ergonomics, improve quality and throughput, and generate profits. And with a shortage of manpower targeting palletizing operations, kobots provide an affordable way to meet challenges.