Cobot part of the machine park of Van Raam
The CNC lathe has been extended with a Cobot. A Cobot, also called co-robot or collaborative robot, is designed to work together with humans in a common work area. "The speed of a Cobot is lower than industrial robots and because of this it is safer for humans to work together", explains Jarno Messing, engineer at Van Raam. An employee can safely stand next to the Cobot and perform his tasks, without the need for a fence. With an (industrial) robotic arm, safety fencing or environmental scanners are mandatory to ensure the safety of the workers.