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After analysing the most frequent doubts and questions from our customers, we have prepared a FAQ section that will allow you to quickly obtain reliable information about our activities.
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Shall I choose an industrial robot or a Cobot?
Both using a robot and a cobot have their advantages. The choice therefore depends on the application being used. The table below comparing industrial robots and cobots will help you to select the most favourable option for your business.
• Intuitive programming - hand guidance is all that is needed
• Ease of operation - no fencing or human interaction*
• Great savings - no additional safety systems required**
• Less precise movements (1-2mm)
• Worse performance - slower movement speed
• Fragile construction
• Low lifting capacity and reach (up to 20kg and up to 1600mm)
- High durability of the device
- Impressive performance - high speed movements
- Very high precision (0.04mm) and rigidity
- Robust design that is ideal for industrial environments; IP rating 54 (IP56 also available on most models, with IP67 on selected types)
- Wide choice of lifting capacities and ranges (3kg, 500mm - 1300kg, 3500mm)
- The need for fencing and other safety measures
- Lack of opportunity for direct human interaction
* Using a cobot without enclosure is only possible when using a safe tool and a safe process.
** The EN ISO 10218-1, EN ISO 10218-2 and ISO/TS 15066 standards regulate Cobots in detail.
The Cobot will work perfectly when:
- performance, accuracy and speed are not so important, and we are more concerned with working directly with humans or working without enclosures, i.e. in simple and safe applications:
The industrial robot is indispensable in many other situations:
- above all when precision, efficiency and high dynamics of movements are required, and for hazardous processes.
Is the robot difficult to programme?
The integrator plays a major role in programming the robot. It will do almost all the work for us and prepares the robot for process programming.
Programming arm movements is nothing complicated. All you have to do is indicate to the robot the points between which movement will take place.
This can be done in several ways:
- Using the 6D joystick; We move the robot in such a way as to guide the tip of the gripper (or other tool) to the designated point, and we confirm on the touch panel and select from a list the movement which the robot should make in order to move to that point. Similarly, the other points in the pathway.
- Ready2pilot is an option similar to the 6D joystick – to be placed on the gripper. We move an industrial robot by guiding it with a tool. Procedure for recording individual points as in the method above.
- With cobots, programming is the same as with the Ready2pilot option; the only difference is that guiding the cobot behind the tool is smoother – a result of the cobots’ built-in functionality and lighter build.
How much does it cost to implement a robotic workstation?
The cost of implementation is calculated individually depending on the client’s needs. It starts at EUR 65,000. (the simplest handling positions) and the amount of EUR 80,000. (simplest welding stations).