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Posted on : Tuesday 16th June 2020 11:48 AM

Co-act Scenarios in the Assembly of Industrial Components

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In the manufacturing of advanced gripping systems, a large number of product versions are manufactured and provided in many batch sizes. So far, the grippers have been put together manually on regular assembly workstations. Associated with this are one-sided physical strain, the danger of injuries, for example during deburring, and comparatively high costs for purely manual activity. The goal of one HRC project at the SCHUNK Smart Factory was to use HRC systems to multiply employee flexibility, reduce workplace dullness, improve ergonomics and lessen manual cost per item.

Instead of fully automating processes, limited automation is currently gaining in significance, in which the strengths of humans and the strengths of robotics are brought together synergistically. The driving causes behind human-robot collaboration (HRC) are minimizing the workforce of disturbing or monotonous work steps, improving ergonomics in the workplace, especially against the background of demographic change, making work processes more flexible, growing efficiency and optimizing logistics, handling and loading processes. This need for change also affects the production of SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology.

This article is originally posted on SCHUNK.COM

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