COBOTS IN MEDICAL INDUSTRY
Collaborative robots or "cobots" are being embraced by the medical industry to provide agility and flexibility in manufacturing processes. Productive Robotics' cobots increase quality, efficiency, and productivity by taking on repetitive tasks and working consistently without breaks.
Cobots are used by medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, laboratories and research facilities to handle machine tending; product and device assembly; kitting and packaging items into boxes; loading and unload trays; sealing and labeling; quality inspection; lab assistance and much more.
Unlike traditional robots which require expensive safety equipment and complex programming, cobots are easy to use, highly flexible, and safe. This unique advantage allows manufacturers to easily redeploy cobots to different workstations and handle short production runs, quick changes and modifications.
BENEFITS OF ROBOTICS IN MEDICAL MANUFACTURING
Automation robots can offer numerous benefits to the facility, including:
24/7 lights-out operation: Using cobots in medical manufacturing means 24/7 consistent operation, around the clock, increasing output and efficiency, reducing idle equipment time, and freeing workers for higher-value tasks.
Improved safety for workers: The OB7 is built to work directly alongside human workers, with built-in failsafes and safety features — a vast difference from the large, gated footprints of other robots.
Greater efficiency: Robots do not get bored or distracted, and do not need breaks. Automating the most repetitive, high-volume tasks in the facility means that they will get done faster than ever, increasing throughput across the board.
Improved accuracy and repeatability: Once “taught,” the OB7 will complete its task the same way every time, vastly reducing or eliminating errors and rework, and improving overall production efficiency and quality.
Simple operation: Unlike other collaborative robots, the OB7 can be operated by anyone, regardless of training or programming knowledge. Operators simply move the OB7 through the necessary positions to “teach” it how to complete a task — no programming necessary.
OB7 collaborative robots from Productive Robotics are tailored to meet the advanced automation needs of today’s medical manufacturing landscape.
OB7 offers features that other cobots don’t, including:
Maximum degrees of freedom through seven-axis movement, providing ultimate flexibility. Most other cobots offer a six-axis movement.
“No-programming” setup and operation — simply “teach” the robot what to do simply by moving it into position.
Seamless integration into existing workstations — with a small footprint and wheeled base, the OB7 can be moved throughout the facility with ease.
Get Started Automating Today
Once you’re ready to begin automating with the OB7, everything you need arrives in one package, with easy assembly and setup to start seeing ROI as quickly as possible. In addition to aerospace, we serve industries throughout the manufacturing world.
We are ready to work with you to understand your needs and how we can help you improve the bottom line through higher efficiency and quality, and more effective use of your personnel.
To discuss your automation project, contact Productive Robotics today.