Industrial automation can solve labor issues, increase productivity and improve quality. But which manufacturing process should you automate? The industrial applications below make use of Sawyer’s unique cobot features and have been proven to provide a quick return on investment. Check out our Guide to Automatable Tasks to help you get started putting our collaborative robots to work.
Hover over the application to see why Rethink’s collaborative robots (cobots) have easy to use features that will speed your cobot deployments.
Co-Packing & End-of-Line Packaging
Sawyer is easy to train and deploy, so changes in packaging requirements or custom orders can quickly be accommodated.
Pick & Place
Sawyer’s simple-to-use interface makes it fast to deploy and redeploy – enabling flexible robotic automation for wide variety of pick and place applications throughout the factory floor.
Plastic Injection & Blow Molding
Keeping molding machines running is key to productivity and lower costs. Sawyer’s embedded vision enables the robot positioning system which dynamically adjusts the cobot as needed.
CNC Machine Tending
Sawyer’s built-in force sensing ensures that parts are firmly placed into the correct position every time. And 7 degrees of freedom provides easy reach into tight machine spaces.
PCB Handling & ICT
With built-in force sensing, Sawyer can handle delicate electronic parts without breaking them, and prevent damage to expensive fixtures in the work cell.
Metal Stamping & Press Tending
Metalworking equipment is loud and dangerous – not ideal for line workers. But Sawyer easily tends these machines, and with built-in force sensing ensure that parts are positioned correctly.
Testing & Quality Inspection
Embedded vision and easy integration to external vision systems make Sawyer well suited for the quality inspection process, identifying defective or faulty parts.
Fast to Deploy
Rethink’s powerful combination of hardware and the Intera software platform, make our robot fast to deploy.
Embedded cameras enable Sawyer to perform complex vision tasks. Or external vision systems can be easily integrated.
Torque sensors built in to every joint on Sawyer let you precisely control the amount of force to be applied.
Industrial automation is helping manufacturers realize tremendous gains in productivity while reducing costs and improving the ability to compete, while also solving for labor shortages. Our smart, collaborative robots are hard at work in a wide variety of industries across the world. Electronics, plastics, contract manufacturing, automotive, metal fabrication, consumer goods – to name a few – are all benefiting from our cobots.