Accelerate Automation with Collaborative Robots
Collaborative robots (cobots) are low-cost, easy-to-deploy robots that work side-by-side with production workers to improve quality and efficiency.
Designed to work with people and automate repetitive and dangerous work – including machine tending, packaging and palletizing, assembly, material processing, screw and nut driving and more –cobots make the workplace safer and more productive.
Teradyne’s portfolio of collaborative automation solutions – which includes Universal Robots (UR) and Energid – brings safe, flexible and easy-to-use robots to businesses of every size, all over the world.
Automation for All
Collaborative robots give manufacturers access to all the benefits of advanced robotic automation, without the extra costs associated with traditional robots – difficult programming, long setup and shielded work cells. This makes automation accessible and affordable, even for small-batch production runs and mixed product assembly.
Usage of cobots spans industries and applications and offers a flexible solution for a wide range of use cases. These human-scale robots are easy to deploy and redeploy to keep pace with your changing needs.
Benefits of Collaborative Robots
Cobots automate and streamline repetitive processes, so staff can be assigned to jobs that provide them with new challenges. By automating highly-repetitive tasks, cobots give your team more time to think critically, innovate and make better use of existing resources. The result – better performance, and more importantly, higher levels of satisfaction and employee retention.
Cost effective, easy-to-deploy and flexible, cobots offer manufacturers a fast path to automation. Cobots are deployed globally every day, without specialized programming, coding or large capital investments, yielding a shorter payback period and higher ROI.
Cobots reduce workplace injuries and alleviate the heavy financial and operational toll placed on manufacturers. Implementation shifts workers away from dirty and dangerous jobs, offering protection in applications unattainable by traditional robots and production equipment.
Collaborative Robot Arms
Used in several thousand production environments globally, Universal Robots is the most trusted and widely deployed cobot manufacturer in the world. UR’s collaborative robot arms are used to boost performance and add value across a wide range of industries.
UR’s cobot arms are lightweight and easy to train, enabling manufacturers to deploy robots, without disruption, in a matter of hours. They are highly flexible and can be adjusted and programmed to add value to any environment by taking over repetitive, high-precision tasks.
Proven to drive profitability, performance and safety, UR cobots work in the most rigorous production environments to deliver the ROI manufacturers need.
Advanced Motion Control Software
Energid is a leader in motion control software that makes it possible for collaborative robots to perform sophisticated tasks safely, accurately and quickly. Its proprietary Actin® software simplifies the programming of robotic motions used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from autonomous oil exploration to robotic bin picking to surgical robotics.
Actin’s system tasking, control and simulation capabilities make up a framework that robotic system development teams can use throughout their development cycle. From design to deployment, Energid helps you build best-in-class robotic systems while reducing risk and cost.
Collaborative Robot Applications
From assembly to final product – no matter the processing task – collaborative robots can help you achieve greater productivity to remain competitive.
Screwdriving | Part Insertion
Produce repeatable, accurate assembly processes such as screw driving, part fitting and insertion.
Gluing | Sealing | Painting
Reduce waste and increase accuracy of dispensing applications with force/torque sensing.
Sanding | Polishing
Ensure consistent polishing and buffing with force control that automatically adjusts to achieve the desired force.
Packaging | Palletizing | Bin Picking
Pick up a wide range of objects even in unstructured environments such as a bins or totes.
Grinding | Deburring | Drilling
Optimize your material removal tasks with consistent and precise placement of the tool.
Testing | Inspecting | Measuring
Consistently follow processes with minimal deviation for optimum conditions for study and analysis.
Teradyne’s Expanding Portfolio of Industrial Automation Solutions
Teradyne acquired Universal Robots in 2015 and Energid in 2018. UR and Energid operate as independent business units. Along with Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) and AutoGuide Mobile Robots, they comprise our Industrial Automation business.