Cobotic handling of heavy payloads
COBOT++ project consists in building a cobotic system by combining industrial technological blocks already available (cobotic arms, lift assist devices/manipulators, etc.) to enable manipulation tasks in an autonomous and collaborative way for loads heavier than 15kg and/or longer than 1 meter. COBOT++ aims to optimize flexibility and reconfigurability of the system in order to meet current and future industrial requirements.
This system is currently being deployed on the production lines of the SAUNIER DUVAL factory in Nantes. Its use allows operators to focus on high value-added tasks and aims to eliminate constraining postures in order to reduce musculoskeletal disorders.
According to Eric Yvain, Executive Director of SAUNIER DUVAL, the factory wishes to “integrate this industrial solution into all its production lines“.
- Improvement of working conditions and tools flexibility
• Increase of assembly cycles productivity
• Reduction of investment costs regarding special machines
- Robotics & Cobotics