Productive Robotics Showcased American-made OB7 Cobot Line at MODEX 2020

Productive Robotics’ American-made OB7 Cobot Line Showcases Simple, Fast, and Cost-effective Solutions for Palletizing, Machine Tending, and Packaging

Productive Robotics OB7 Cobot

Productive Robotics showcased American-made OB7 Cobot Line last week at Modex 2020 showcasing it’s simple, fast, and cost-effective solutions for palletizing, machine tending, and packaging.

Manufacturers looking to fill jobs struggle to find qualified candidates to keep up with high demands. With 6,000 small-to-medium-sized businesses generating over 70% of manufacturing, the need for automation is at an all-time high. Cobot automation provides solutions to these challenges, yet still require complex programming and high integration costs. Productive Robotics’ OB7 cobots deliver game-changing simple, safe, and smart solutions while driving American innovation in their manufacturing.

Machine Tending on a Mill with All Inclusive CNC Machine Shop Package

Productive Robotics OB7 CobotCNC cobot automation has never been made simpler and faster thanks to Productive Robotics’ OB7 CNC Package. The package includes all the accessories required to connect to any type of CNC mill, lathe, or other CNC machine, making it simple to automate instantly. OB7 has a standard 5 kg model loading and unloading parts in and out of a milling machine.

Showing off its 7th axis, OB7 stands to the side of the machine door, reaches in to place a part, closes the door, presses the start button, while providing ample room for operators to work around. With no outside integration or complex programming, Productive Robotics’ solution to CNC machine shop automation enables machine shops to begin automating instantly and see a return on investment in a few days.

Productive Robotics President, Zac Bogart, states “Machine shops are looking for simple and fast automation solutions that work with their existing machines and equipment, without high integration costs and long setup times.” The OB7 CNC Package builds on Productive Robotics’ approach to providing ultimate simplicity, flexibility, and cost-effective solutions.

Palletizing with OB7-Max 12

With a 12-kg payload capacity and a 1.3-meter reach, the largest model of the 7-axis cobot line, OB7-Max 12 provides a seamless and flexible automation solution for handling products with larger payloads. OB7-Max 12 also has the same “teach without programming” user interface as the rest of the OB7 models, making it simple to teach and set up jobs. In addition, its 7 axes provide greater flexibility and dexterity to reach around equipment and work in more tighter and confined workstations. The middle-sized cobot, OB7-Max 8, is also available in the OB7 line, which has a 8-kg payload and 1.7-meter reach.

Productive Robotics OB7 CobotLathe Tending with a Productive Robotics Dual Gripper

Another CNC machine operation — tending a lathe using dual gripper can be performed by The OB7. Using two Productive Robotics Parallel Electric Grippers, one of thousands of options for customized end-of-arm tooling that can be implemented to maximize time and productivity. Utilizing two grippers in a lathe operation saves a considerable amount of time by avoiding the extra trip that would be required to unload a finished part and reload a new blank. Machinists and manufacturers alike will discover how different gripper solutions can be customized to meet their production needs and speed up their manufacturing processes.

“New robotics and automation technologies continue to emerge and the market is growing increasingly competitive, but above all, customers want solutions that are fast to deploy and affordable, require minimal complex integration, and a high return on investment,” states Bogart.

About Productive Robotics Inc.

Established in 2010, Productive Robotics Inc. designs, manufactures and markets collaborative industrial robots and accessories used in diverse manufacturing processes. Its OB7 is the simplest, most flexible, easiest and fastest to teach collaborative robot in the market. These benefits have been achieved through design decisions, proprietary intellectual property, and a unique method of teaching rather than traditional programming.

Productive Robotics aims to set the new standard for simplifying robotic automation. It emphasizes teaching the robot rather than programming. Its collaborative robots can be flexibly used in many applications offering simplicity, capability, and affordability.

Productive Robotics was spun out from ZBE, Inc. ZBE, Inc.’s origin was in robotic camera systems used in motion pictures and television special effects. Through the years, ZBE, Inc. developed a wide technology base spanning robotics, motion control, digital imaging and printing, hybrid micro-electronics and high precision mechatronic systems.

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