OnRobot Debuts New Platform to Drive Cobot Application Development and Deployment
OnRobot provides access to their latest online learning for engineers to develop and deploy cobot applications such as gripping, pick and place, and more.
OnRobot is a global company that provides small to mid-sized companies with plug-and-produce end-of-arm tools and software solutions for utilizing cobots in manufacturing.
Recently, OnRobot launched an online training platform for users to design and deploy tools such as vision cameras, grippers, sensors, and processing kits, in setups with all major cobot and light industrial robot brands.
Collaborative robots, also known as cobots, are designed to work side-by-side with humans. They can be used in many different ways by manufacturers, including for assembly tasks or tending machines like welding or soldering equipment.
A user working in the OnRobot learning platform. Image used courtesy of OnRobot
Cobots are one solution for the problem of the lack of skilled labor. A robot is quicker and less costly to deploy than a human would be, which can boost manufacturing productivity. Integrators, operators, and end-users can access the Learn OnRobot platform via their PC, smartphone, or tablet and learn with a choice of nine languages.
Specific Cobot Applications
A library offers “How-To'' videos and detailed 3D simulations to guide users in their cobot application development for deployment. Applications could include palletizing, screwdriving, press brake, pick and place, machine tending, sanding, and more.
The OnRobot learning platform interface. Image used courtesy of OnRobot
“OnRobot’s solutions break down the barriers to automation adoption by making affordable, industry-ready, easy-to-use technologies available to companies of all sizes,” mentioned Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot.
There are three key sections of the Learn OnRobot platform, including Applications, Products, and Robot Integration. Under the products section, users can watch videos explaining product features and details and how to set them up.
For example, customers can watch videos concerning features of the OnRobot Screwdriver, torque gradient, mechanical and electrical set up, and how to program and deploy on any leading robot. The platform also provides descriptions of how engineers and customers can use these specific automated products.
Videos and Other Resources
Under the Robot Integration section, users can choose from a comprehensive range of robots and watch video content on integrating a chosen application with the robot arm.
In a recent press release, the Director of Application Research & Product Management at OnRobot, Stefan Stubgaard, commented, “Learn OnRobot is designed to help answer integration questions and overcome deployment challenges.”
A user working in the OnRobot learning platform through a mobile device. Image used courtesy of OnRobot
Stubgaard added, “The new platform is high on simplicity and usability. Using Learn OnRobot as their guide, integrators and end-users of all skill levels can make the most of their collaborative automation deployments.”
By providing this free platform, OnRobot is aiming to enhance facility productivity and do so by enabling integrators and operators an opportunity to learn and develop cobot applications more efficiently.
Do you use cobots in your facility? Do you think resources like these could be helpful for those looking to integrate cobots into their operations?