When most people think of robots, the image of a large, lumbering box used on assembly lines often comes to mind. But the reality is, with the flexibility of cobots, companies can automate even the simplest of tasks. Regardless of the scale of output, cobots can be deployed for processes that are repetitive, manual, or potentially strenuous for workers – such as pick and place, packaging and palletizing, screw driving, gluing, dispensing, and welding.
At Creating Revolutions, a small Miami-based start-up that makes a customer service paging system for the hospitality industry, assembling its communication disc is a complex task requiring great accuracy and repeatability, which prompted the start-up to look into automation. The company looked at 40 different robot companies, “most of which proved to be too big, too complicated to program or too jerky,” said Einar Rosenberg, Creating Revolutions CEO.
“The UR3 was elegant, smooth, and offered the exact precision we really wanted. It’s so exact that it’s even turned into a selling point, easily impressing our customers.” Before the UR3, Creating Revolutions experienced double-digit rejection rates. Now, with the UR robot in place, that number has fallen to less than 1%.