Cobots have been around for a while now, but they long been relegated to testing, measuring, and other highly collaborative environments. So, are cobots really useful in the world of manufacturing?
The short answer is yes! While high-production facilities benefit from fast, elaborate work cells that are fully automated, smaller facilities that operate with high-mix, low-volume production either can't afford or can't fully utilize those faster, industrial systems.
Cobots provide the ability to change, pivot, and adapt with an automation system. They may not be as fast, but they are far more agile than their more industrial big brothers.
Fusion OEM was kind enough to show off their facilities and all the automation that cobots were providing their machine shop. Seeing cobots in manufacturing firsthand The tech isn't for everybody, but it can be a game-changer for those that need it!
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