The Lexium cobot is said to help minimise downtime caused by labour shortages, something which currently costs factories as much as 20% in productive capacity.
According to Schneider, all models take into account human safety with collision detection, their rounded edges and overall low weight further reduce the risk of injury to vital operations personnel. This removes the need for additional safety equipment and can save plant’s 30-40% of space when compared to traditional industrial robots. The Lexium cobot can also be integrated into industrial plants without spending large amounts of time and capital.
Lexium cobots can work in standalone configurations so they are suitable for production environments by collaborating with their human counterparts to ease heavier, more repetitive, or complex tasks. They are also expected to boast weight-bearing potential and programming options: Strong payloads – The cobot’s five versions differ in size and working radius, with payloads ranging from 3 to 18 kgs, handling repetitive and monotonous tasks so operators can reduce their workload. Programming flexibility – Programming and commissioning with freedrive and graphic programming help operators change applications and adapt to production process changes.
Mike Teller, Global OEM strategy and sustainability leader at Schneider Electric said: “Traditional industrial robotic systems must be designed into processes from day one. Although they can be very effective at accurately and consistently performing operations which are repetitive and arduous for workers, their speed and power make them unsuitable to work alongside people.
“The Lexium cobot, on the other hand, is intentionally designed to work with people, and offers a fast return on investment, easy integration without the capital costs of major process rework, and helps make plant more agile, productive, and safe environments.”