When building a new automotive manufacturing facility or retrofitting one to keep current with developing trends, automating as many processes as possible will be among your highest priorities. In an industry known for high capital expenditures and bottom-line pressures, automated processes clearly promise greater efficiency, throughput and labor savings. Collaborative robots — or cobots — offer many benefits to help machine and system designers achieve these goals.
A Safe and Flexible Six-Axis Cobot Offers Many Advantages
One such cobot, Automationware’s six-axis AW-Tube PLUS, is designed to provide a high level of reliability, safety and flexibility for automotive manufacturing.
Cobots offer many advantages that make them well-suited for automotive industry applications. Here is a summary of some, using Automationware’s AW-Tube PLUS CS Series as an example:
In addition, AW-Tube PLUS is compatible with the powerful, flexible and versatile Python-based programming language. Users may interact with the cobot to monitor, control or program it either remotely via laptop, or through the supplied teach-pendant.
AW-Tube PLUS is lightweight and easy to integrate and program. It is available with a DC (48 to 220V DC) or AC (100 to 240V AC) power supply. Additional features and specifications include:
AW-Tube PLUS CS Series
Highly flexible, AW-Tube PLUS is desirable for use in a host of automotive manufacturing applications such as engine tightening, car seat tightening, reducer gluing, window gluing, headlight welding, instrument panel and printed circuit board (PCB) detection loading and unloading, flywheel pick-up and assembly, palletizing, and machine tool loading and unloading.
Meet Automated Production Targets
Human-robot collaborative robots offer an exceptional combination of benefits, plus the ability to adapt to ever-changing production demands in automotive manufacturing processes. Our AW-Tube PLUS six-axis cobots are safe and easy to use, giving automobile manufacturers the flexibility and efficiency to meet their automated production targets while minimizing labor requirements and costs.
To see AW-Tube in action, watch this video.