Oliver Giertz, product manager for servo/motion and robotics for the EMEA region at Mitsubishi Electric, factory automation, explains how collaborative robots are helping manufacturers to increase flexibility, boost quality, and drive down operational costs.
With increased competition, often on a global scale, manufacturers need to differentiate themselves by tailoring products more closely to customer demand.
This, of course, carries with it an implicit reduction in batch sizes and has seen the rise of high-mix, low-volume production.
Collaborative robots, or cobots, can enable manufacturers to effectively meet individual customer requirements with greater product variety in smaller batches. [Read more…] about Opinion: Collaborative robots enable effective high-mix, low-volume production