The collaborative robot also referred to as cobot, is a new kind of robot that has gained popularity in the robotics industry. This is because this robot is created with the ability to work alongside humans safely. These robots are lightweight, ingenious, and affordable. Collaborative robots come with over-current detections, motion sensors, and passive compliance as part of the inbuilt safety features. They are easy to teach and program, thus do not require special skills labor to be operated.
Collaborative robots can perform repetitive tasks with precision and accuracy within CNC machines. They can open machine doors, remove or install work pieces, and close the door. The only responsibility the operator has is programming the cobots for specific tasks, finishing, and quality control. Because of the success of using cobots with CNC machines, the builders of CNC machines are now creating these machines with inbuilt collaborative robots.
Collaborative robots make it possible for machine shops to operate round the clock. This way, the level of production is increased since parts are manufactured day and night. Collaborative robots are an easy way of enhancing the performance of a workshop without hiring extra human labor or buying additional CNC machines.
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