As different as manufacturing companies and their production processes are, the handling of parts of different materials, shapes and properties is present almost everywhere. In almost every operation, parts must be removed from bins, boxes, containers, workpiece carriers or grids and placed back in a different orientation or exact positioning.
When done manually by a worker, this can quickly become very monotonous and tedious. That is why more and more smaller companies are using robots for these tasks. Pick&Place industrial robots do not get tired and make fewer mistakes. They are easy to acquire, quick to install. They often have a high cycle time, increasing throughput in production.
The processes are often simple, a standard gripper on the arm is often sufficient – special sensors and intermediate stations are not necessary. This saves investment costs and leads to a fast implementation of the projects. Robots in the pick&place area have one of the best return-on-investment (ROI) calculations compared to other robot applications. The use of robots often pays for itself in less than a year.
With drag&bot, pick&place applications are easy to operate by workers, flexible to use and maximally cost-efficient. More than every second robot sold worldwide is now used in the pick&place sector – and the trend is rising!