With the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the manufacturing industry is facing a paradigm shift. In response to its ever-changing work environment, manufacturers are increasingly showing interest in robotics. Robots are central to the next generation process system that combines computers, artificial intelligence and information technology used in smart factories. And there are trends showing collaborative robots (also known as Cobots) becoming the solution of choice for small batch manufacturers. Cobots have become popular because they are easier to operate with many of the same benefits as industrial robots but are less expensive, have a smaller footprint and are quicker to deploy. Cobots are designed to interact directly and alongside humans. They perform simple, repetitive, and tedious tasks as well as any actions that involve potential exposure to contaminants or pose greater risk of injury. This allows human workers to focus on more complex tasks that require greater dexterity and creativity, in a safer environment.
Hanwha’s Collaborative Robot
Hanwha’s Collaborative Robot (HCR) brings the factory of the future to the present and transforms today’s manufacturing environment with its simple user interface, installation flexibility, safety functions and other unique features.
The HCR can be easily and quickly adopted by users to enhance their job so that productivity can increase. With flexible installation options, they can be placed not only where humans can operate but also where they cannot, and this can lead to more efficient use of space that translates to greater profits. And the HCR can do the work that is too dangerous, giving peace of mind to employees and employers alike. The applications for the HCR are numerous but the bottom line is, they reduce costs while increasing productivity.
Hanwha’s HCR represents a foray into the robotics industry where the company can leverage its deep expertise in precision instrumentation and manufacturing. At the same time, the HCR represents Hanwha Precision Machinery’s steadfast commitment to create quality products that help companies to ultimately help people with the products they produce.
THE HCR SERIES
The HCR collaborative robot is a six-axis articulated robot with excellent space utilisation. It consists of three models that can be used to collaborate with workers. We propose HCR-3, 5 and 12 which can be applied immediately without changing existing workspace with minimum installation space.
-HCR is simple to install, program, and control. No special training or expertise is required.
-Its modular design lends itself to easy adjustments and repairs.
Mobile and Flexible
-The HCR is lightweight and small; therefore, it is easy to relocate and placed in tight spaces.
-Its features and capabilities allow it to adapt to different manufacturing processes without changing the existing production line.
Increases Worker Safety
-HCR Safety protocols allow operators to work right next to them.
-It can be used to handle dangerous, monotonous, or repetitive tasks, so accidents can be reduced while efficiency can be increased.
The HCR series are used in many different industries to solve a variety of challenges.
HCR-3: Payload 3kg, reach 630mm. Collaborative table-top robot HCR-3 provides the optimal solution to whom needs the proximate co-worker. It can be easily installed and operated even in narrow space such as inside of an industrial machine. The HCR-3 is suitable for light-weight handling tasks such as inspection, screw driving and assembly. As HCR-3 weighs only 13kg(28.5lb), it is easy to deploy without changing your manufacturing layout.
HCR-5: Payload 5kg, reach 915mm. Collaborative robot HCR-5 is the perfect choice to collaborate with employees. For almost every industry and application, HCR-5 improves the working environment and allows people to concentrate on value-added work. Notably, HCR-5 is suitable for pick-and-place, welding and inspection, to increase productivity of the manufacturing line. Try HCR-5 in your production site and experience its amazing effects.
HCR-12: Payload 12kg, Reach 1300mm. The Collaborative robot HCR-12 has the widest working radius and a largest payload of the HCR series. It is most effective in industries which deal with heavier products or those requiring longer reach. If you apply HCR-12 to repetitive and dangerous tasks such as loading & unloading metal materials into the machine, you can make your working environment safer and improve productivity.
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With the increased focus today for more efficient, safe and effective practices; collaborative robots or Cobots are a great addition to any company. Cobots have a wide variety of functions which can be tailored and reprogrammed to suit the specific needs of each business. For more information on the applications of Cobots, see the links below: