Collaborative Robots are growing in popularity as more and more manufacturers are introducing new models such as the ABB CRB 1100

Covid-19 has further increased interest.

This past year the need for safe distancing and fear of contamination from virus spread has lead to further interest in non-human contact with sterile tools and of course robots are both.

Collaborative robots are adept at adding flexibility to assembly processes that need to make small lots of highly individualized products, in short cycles. By combining people’s unique ability to adapt to change with robot’s tireless endurance for precise, repetitive tasks, it is possible to automate the assembly of many types of products on the same line.
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ABB YuMI

Launched in 2015 the ABB YuMi was a game-changer and heralded a new era where people and robots safely and productively work side-by-side, without barriers.