Collaborative robots: advantages and applications

Categories: Innovation and trends in plastic materials, Plastics industry market reports and analysis

Collaborative robots, also known as cobots, have existed since the 1990s, but in recent years advances in sensors and automation and the emergence of Industry 4.0 have significantly increased their presence in the industry. Cobots are the next natural evolution of the workforce and they will mark an unprecedented level of productivity and global workforce by eliminating many skilled labour jobs.

Currently, it cannot be denied that the number of cobots is growing. A 2016 MarketsandMarkets report predicts that the market of collaborative robots will move $ 4.28 billion in 2023, boosted mainly by the automotive, metal and machining, furniture, food, plastics and polymers sectors. The research mentioned the growing safety of cobots as the main driver of their implementation.

Advantages of collaborative robots

The rise of cobots in such markets is the result of their advantages: they are safe, easy to use and inexpensive.

Plastic industry applications of cobots

It is understood that the industrial applications of cobots in the plastic processing sector are very wide and diverse depending on the transformation process. In this document, we will talk about some of the most representative ones.



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