Automotive robots puts the car manufacturing industry in the fast lane.
Add flexibility and safety to your automotive production line with a collaborative robot arm from universal Robots. Robot arms from Universal Robots can add value to many stages of the production within the automotive and aerospace industry.
- A robot arm from Universal Robots gives you an industrial advantage by reducing production time on your assembly line.
- The robot arm is lightweight, space-saving and easy to re-deploy to multiple applications without changing your production layout.
- The average set-up time reported by our customers is only half a day. This gives a new level of flexibility to the automotive industry.
- The manufacturing process of a car is time- and cost-intensive. Therefor you need automotive robots that give you all the advantages of advanced robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated: Robot arms from Universal Robots have the fastest payback in the industry.
Application areas for car manufacturing robots
Our three different collaborative robot arms are easily integrated into existing production environments in the automotive and subcontractor industry. A robot arm from Universal Robots can be used in robotic car manufacturing systems just like any other car manufacturing or automobile robot. They can be used in dangerous environments where high quality and precision are business critical including: engine foundries, laser-cutting rigs, forming presses, moulding machines and packaging and palletizing lines.
Car makers have embraced automation and replaced humans with robots for years. But Toyota is deliberately taking a step backward and replacing automated machines in some factories in Japan and creating heavily manual production lines staffed with humans.
It’s an unconventional choice for a Japanese company. Japan has by far the most industrial robots of any country, with an estimated 309,400 (pdf p. 17.) Only South Korea has a higher ratio of robots to humans.
Toyota’s latest strategy has two main aspects. First, it wants to make sure that workers truly understand the work they’re doing instead of feeding parts into machines and being helpless when one breaks down. Second, it wants to figure out ways to make processes higher quality and more efficient in the long run. The company worries that automation means it has too many average workers and not enough craftsmen and masters.