According to the market research firm, Interact Analysis, the market for CoBots is estimated to reach $7.5 billion by 2027, up from $400 million in 2017. The CoBots market accounted for 29% of the entire global industrial robotics market.
The manufacturing sector has seen a shift from mass production to high mix, low volume, where a variety of products are produced and packaged in small batches. Automating such applications was possible using Collaborative Robots AKA as CoBots due to their cost effectiveness and ease of programming. CoBots can perform a wide range of tasks, which made it possible for the manufacturer to go for customised products and adapt to the current market demands.
The role of robotic end-of-arm tooling has never been more important. With versatile robotic applications, conventional tooling manufacturers are challenged to deliver light-weight, flexible, intelligent End-Of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) that adds value to the overall system. Application-specific grippers and gripping systems are making robotics a viable solution to new industries and small to midsized businesses that would have previously considered automation out of reach.
Additive Manufactured (AMT) end-of-arm tooling flexibility, application specific designs, are the biggest differentiator in the latest EOAT trends. Robot users and integrators are asking for end-of-arm tooling that can handle multiple sizes of similar materials or handle different kinds of materials. In addition, using the same tool to tackle multiple tasks saves time and cost.
A few Examples and advantages of EOAT for CoBots
Anubis 3D uniquely designed bottle grippers are able to adapt to irregularities in a bottle and has the flexibility of a few millimeters so it does not have to grip from a perfect spot all the time.
Contrarywise, our custom designed automotive tooling pick components and locate precisely each time for locating features.
Anubis 3D modular robotic End-of-Arm (EOAT) and gripper systems ASG offer a wide range of sizes and applications that allow your robots to do more. It is designed to handle various materials such as wood, metal sheet, glass, cardboard, or plastic with different shapes, surfaces, and dimensions either using engineered foam or suction cups depending on the materials.
The advantages of the modular CoBot (AMT ) end-of-arm tooling gripping systems is the ability to handle the same product in different sizes to meet the consumer demands. The change in packaging units, sizes and variety of bottles and cans are reducing the financial stress on manufactures and co-packers by avoiding the need to redesign and change the tooling.
Another important advantage is the introduction of both, the manual tool changer and the integrated tool changer. Those two changing tools reduce changeover times and in case of switching between one tool and another in short batch applications the time to make the switch can be less than a minute improving process efficiencies.
Anubis 3D: Additive Manufacturing and EOAT Provider
Anubis 3D is proud to be a leading additive manufacturer-3D printing service provider. We specialize in rapid End of Arm Tooling (EOAT) and On-Demand industrial components. Our team has years of experience working with clients who operate in several industries. Thousands of parts have been manufactured in our facility according to customer specifications and are part of large assemblies or as standalone components. The durability of our materials has parts functional for years or withstand thousands of cycles. We will share our expertise and provide input before we manufacture your orders making sure they meet and exceed your expectations. No matter the complexity of your project, our team will be able to provide you with an innovative solution. Work with us on an upcoming project. Get in touch with our team to learn more about how we can help.