Like another member of the team, robots have come a long way in the past decade. They used to be overly complicated machines, but now, collaborative robots are seamless integrated into the packaging and shipping processes, speeding up delivery times and reducing ergonomically hazardous work. To gain efficiencies, robots are being used more frequently in distribution centers for case packing and palletizing because of the increased throughput, vision and cost savings today’s robotic technology offers.
Collaborative robots, also known as cobots, are robots that are designed to operate collaboratively with humans. These automated machines can be used for lightweight operations (like placing products in cases or trays) to more heavy duty applications (such as depalletizing and palletizing). They are ideal for medium and small-size operations who are looking to increase productivity and reduce costs.
Cobots can be used anywhere human employees are found, and are particularly suitable for tedious tasks. They are easy to use and intrinsically safe.
Packaging Digest offers the following characteristics of collaborative robots and applications:
At Hughes, we offer a larger variety of robotic solutions from various Robotic Palletizers to Case Packing Systems.
Increased global competition is driving leaner operating efficiency in today’s manufacturing plants. But thankfully Hughes Enterprises has your packaging solutions. We can offer automated systems that will be highly reliable, flexible to handle various configurations and able to handle process adjustments on the fly.
Contact us at 1-267-409-6100 to get more information on what sort of packaging equipment is right for your warehouse.