For an industrial automation solution to be truly effective for your company, it must be tailored to your specific business requirements.
Firstly, it is important to understand which process phase needs to be automated and which industrial application you want to assign to an industrial robot. This decision prompts a series of other questions: which object needs to be handled? How much does it weigh? How much space is available for the robotic unit?
Space is a key consideration. Often, companies require automation solutions with small dimensions and some robots are more suitable for compact applications than others.
Finally, depending on the application and the requirements, is a Collaborative Robot or an Industrial Robot needed? A Collaborative Robot (cobot) is a robot designed to work side by side with workers (collaborative applications) where there is limited space, and is simple to use, flexible and easily reprogrammed. In traditional applications, the operator and the robot are separated by a protective barrier, while in collaborative set-ups there is a shared workspace.
Precise and exhaustive answers to these and many other specific questions regarding the processes involved is central to successful implementation of a robotic solution, but the system integrator can play an even more important role.
The system integrator is a key figure for the creation of an effective robotic unit or an industrial automation project in general. This is a consulting role, and unlike a distributor their aim is not to promote their own solution, but instead to collaborate with multiple manufacturers to offer a wide range of innovative solutions to meet every possible application requirement.
CLS iMATION is a consulting service offering you full implementation of the robotic solution, guaranteeing installation, any integration required with other company IT systems and comprehensive training and support.