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IMA Cobots

Cobots can count on a series of physical advantages such as a lighter structure for facilitated movement and an anthropomorphic appearance to allow better human/machine integration.

Among the various advanced technologies that it is possible to exploit thanks to the data the collaborative robots, or cobots, seem to see a remarkable peak of popularity.

The main reasons could be their relative convenience and the possibility of working safely in contact with the operators.

In particular, the Cobots become precious allies in manufacturing since they are able to perform repetitive tasks, provide support in heavy operations, reduce the burden of low value operations, improve the reliability of quality controls, download / upload material.

Several advantages to introducing Cobot technology:

  • the possibility of not reconfiguring the shop floor spaces
  • the possibility of automating and increasing process efficiency
  • re-programmability for performing various functions
  • support in low added value transactions

Moreover, a Cobot brings about following advantages:

  • higher costs on the machine
  • security related integrations

IMA Cobots Pilot Projects

The Group has introduced collaborative robots within production lines to facilitate work, transferring the heaviest and most repetitive operations to the robot. Pilot projects are currently ongoing involving different divisions, and which they see the experimentation of new forms of collaboration between cobots and operators.

Thanks to highly sophisticated software and a 3D vision system, cobots are able to recognize the right objects, collect them and install them directly on the packaging machine.