The ongoing issue of labor shortage coupled with the need for a flexible manufacturing environment poses a major issue for automotive manufactures. OMRON’s collaborative and fixed robotics technologies provide solutions for overcoming these challenges.
Automotive manufacturers are working to eliminate repetitive tasks of machine operators and offer highly skilled opportunities to workers. They are also challenged with the need for flexibility to increase throughput and lower the time-to-market, all while responding as quickly as possible to variations in demand. The emergence of EVs to the market is driving the variations now more than ever.
OMRON’s collaborative robots can improve throughput and consistency of repetitive or complex assembly tasks while working alongside people. Our articulated robotic solutions enable flexible manufacturing by providing seamless integration of robots and machine control. They are best suited for applications requiring fast and precise automation.
As we move towards automating factories of the future, OMRON Mobile Manipulators, or MoMas, provide total flexibility in handling and operational mobility. Combining a collaborative robot and a mobile robot, the MoMa is a new breed of robot with all the benefits and none of the limitations of these technologies. By mounting an OMRON TM collaborative robotic arm onto an OMRON LD series autonomous mobile robot, the robotic arm is capable of picking up a product and placing it on the payload, as the mobile robot autonomously travels to various locations.
Ideal uses for the Mobile Manipulator
- Pick and place applications
- Machine tending and inspection
- Material transportation
- Picking boxes of assembled parts to the inspection station
- Automobile inspections (e.g., cracks or paint on moving products)
OMRON TM cobots are geared toward manufacturers that seek to embrace automation and boost production. Cobots are ideal colleagues, automating repetitive tasks such as machine tending, loading and unloading or assembly tasks.
The unique cobot and mobile robot hybrid concept solution from OMRON