In today's competitive business environment, customization is key. Manufacturers in all industries are expected to provide a wide range of sizes, colors, styles and assortments, and they're finding that flexible manufacturing strategies are essential for staying competitive.
An integrator will definitely get the job done, but beware of a few potential pitfalls. Not all integrators are familiar with cobots. Those who treat the project like an industrial robot can negate many of a cobot's benefits.
The concept of full automation could be daunting, especially considering the cost, time and disruption that go into building a brand new factory or warehouse - this just isn't a viable option for a large proportion of businesses.
Mobile robots move around a factory floor independently without any cages in order to perform their tasks. Despite not having fencing around them, mobile robots are completely safe to use alongside humans in the workspace.
HelMo is capable of navigating with complete autonomy by permanently monitoring its environment with three integrated laser scanners and can perform its tasks either fully automatically or in collaboration with humans.
Disparate machines, each with a unique control system and communication protocol with varying ages, can create challenges for manufacturers driving continuous improvement initiatives. There is often limited visibility to make data-driven decisions that can impact every aspect of a manufacturing organization. The Scytec DataXchange machine monitoring solution resolves these issues by capturing real-time, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data from a variety of equipment - from CNCs and PLCs, to robots and manual machinery - through universal machine connections. Leveraging automated data collection, DataXchange exposes and synthesizes equipment data to give your teams full transparency on the shop floor to transform your business into a smart factory.