Pick and place with a cobot

Pick and place is very simply picking up and moving objects. For example, picking parts from a bin and sorting them on a treadmill. Pick and place applications are very simple in the basics, but as more tools are required it becomes more complicated. For example with a sensitive gripper, double gripper or objects with different dimensions.


Pick and place with a collaborative robot

Many applications of a cobot are a variant of pick and place. Picking up objects and then offering them again in a different place is the basis of an automation project. Think about machine loading, palletizing, packing and testing. For all these applications, it is important that the cobot picks up an object in order to offer it to a machine or to sort it. The biggest challenge in implementing a pick and place task is the supply of the products. The easiest way is to have a structured supply, so that a cobot knows where the product is and can always move to the same place to pick it up. This is not always possible, for example because the products are delivered in bulk, but also if the products differ in shape and/or size. In that case the application becomes more complex and robot vision and bin picking can be a solution.


Cobot pick and place benefits

  • Saving of costs

    You will save on personnel costs

  • Increasing productivity

    Staff can do other work

  • Utilize full capacity

    Get more out of your employees

  • Prevent disorders

    Prevent disorders among employees

  • No loss of concentration

    Robots will never lose concentration

  • Constant quality of output

    Robots deliver consitent quality

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Empower your staff

A simple pick and place task, such as loading a CNC machine or stacking boxes is a boring, repetitive task for people. Performing this in a concentrated manner day in and day out takes a lot out of the workforce. In addition, lifting or repeating the same movements can cause complaints over time. Automating this type of work allows staff to do other work where they are more challenged, less likely to be injured and ultimately happier in the work they do. In addition, it contributes to productivity.

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Other applications

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quality testing and inspection with a cobot

Quality testing and inspection

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