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Collaborative Robot Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial collaborative robot manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source collaborative robot manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These collaborative robot companies can design, engineer and manufacture collaborative robots to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these collaborative robot manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of robotic automated equipment, custom machinery, or assembly equipment.

  • Rockford, IL 888-375-3000

    A recognized leader in automated assembly products. Stay competitive with Dixon's robotic screwdrivers, auto-fed screw & nut drivers, auto-fed part placers, parts feeding systems & assembly cells, including robotic assembly & vision. Every Dixon product is manufactured to assure accuracy & dependability for repetitive assembly. Dixon supports Machine Integrators with assembly products & stations. Contact us today and we will help you find the best product for your application!

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  • Tempe, AZ 877-410-3265

    IPE Aerospace can provide complete turn-key, custom-fit, factory-finish custom equipment solutions to help you create the best possible product. Our multidisciplined engineering team (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic) is ready to work with you to design and build equipment to solve your most challenging production issues. Contact us today and let IPE's experienced engineers work with you to develop the perfect solution for your application.

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  • Erie, PA 800-345-4946

    ERIEZ is a global manufacturer of an entire range of high-quality automation equipment, including vibratory feeders, conveyors, vibrating screens and many other products. ERIEZ serves process industries including food, chemical, pharmaceutical, ceramics, glass, packaging, metalworking, minerals processing and others. Contact ERIEZ for a quote today!

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  • Warren, MI 517-512-4233

    Eckhart designs, builds, and sustains assembly lines for the largest operations in the world. Solutions include lift assists, torque systems, conveyance, AGVs, robotics, collaborative robotics, 3D printed tooling, poka-yokes, sub-assembly stations, and error proofing vision systems.

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  • Waukegan, IL 847-680-2266

    Saliba Industries, Inc. has grown from a small workshop, into a shop that builds turnkey automated assembly and testing equipment. we build test and production equipment for industries such as medical, automotive, electrical hardware, and more. Our customers come back to us because of our quality products, on-time delivery, and our competitive pricing.

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  • Reading, PA 800-720-0867

    Specialty Design & Manufacturing (SDM) is a leader in the design, manufacturing and integration of automated special machines and automation systems for industry. Expertly designing and building special machines to automate fabrication and assembly operations since 1967, SDM can automate a single operation or an entire production process also offering contract manufacturing, CNC and EDM machining.

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  • Hicksville, NY 516-595-7495

    Isel has a variety of patented automation equipment for various industries. We are a stocking distributor of linear motion and automation components. Products in our inventory include a wide variety of products such as linear rails, bearings, V guide rollers, and many more. We would also be happy to discuss customization of our products for unique OEM applications.

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  • Apex, NC 919-772-0115

    ATI is a recognized leader in Automated Assembly Products and Services. To stay competitive, take advantage of our products such as Auto-fed Part Placers, Pick & Place Mechanisms, Placer/Presses, Feed Systems, Assembly Work Cells, and Robotic and Vision Applications. All of ATI's products are manufactured to assure quality, accuracy, and dependability for constant assembly production. Contact us today!

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  • Belleville, NJ 800-822-8629

    Vac-U-Max is a premier manufacturer of material handling products with experience dating back to 1954. Vac-U-Max carries belt conveyors, gravity conveyors, roller conveyors and vertical conveyors. Vac-U-Max produces its systems to handle small parts & heavy metal powders. With the help of Vac-U-Max, your product can move from point A to B with nothing in the way to hinder its movement.

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Collaborative Robots

Collaborative robots, sometimes called “cobots,” are robots designed to assist, guide or collaborate with humans on a task. In contrast, non-collaborative robots are meant to work alone as programmed.

Different types of collaboration include: safety monitored stops, speed and separation monitoring, hand guidance and power and force limiting.

Safety monitored stopping is a feature designed to keep humans safe when entering a robotic workspace to contribute to the application. Basically, if a worker comes in to do a secondary operation while a collaborative robot handles a part, the robot will sense their presence and stop moving. They do not shut down completely, but rather pause their operations so that the worker is not in danger of an accident. They resume working only when the human operator indicates they may do so. Simply pausing is much more efficient and less time-consuming than cutting down completely.

Speed and separation monitoring is similar to safety monitored stopping. Here, the collaborative robot uses lasers or another vision system that alert it when workers enter its space, which has been divided into safety zones. The cobot is programmed to adjust its behavior based on which safety zone workers enter. Basically, the closer a worker gets, the slower the robot works. If the worker gets too close, the robot will completely pause its work until he or she exits that space.

Hand guidance, or hand guiding, takes place when regular industrial robots are updated with a collaborative device that makes it possible for them to sense force. By applying force to the sensing device, human operators can guide the robot. This limited collaboration is used for applications such as path teaching.

Power and force limiting collaborative robots are the most user-friendly and widely used type of collaborative robot. Unlike many others, they are not adapted regular robots, but rather if you will, natives, and do not require additional safety devices. They are used for direct collaboration with their human counterparts. Usually, their job is to sense force overload and abnormal forces. If and when they experience such forces, they will pause. In addition, if they experience impact, they will dissipate the force.

To learn more about the collaborative robot tasks above, check out ISO 10218-1:2011 and ISO 10218-2:2011. To learn more about the possibilities cobots hold for you and your application, consult with one or more of the expert manufacturers we have listed on this page.