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Collaborative robots (cobots) work alongside humans on the factory floor to improve efficiency, productivity, and safety. However, factories can make several mistakes when putting cobots on a manufacturing floor, leading to suboptimal performance, safety issues and other problems.
Some of these mistakes include the following:
1. Failure to conduct a thorough risk assessment
Before deploying cobots on the factory floor, it is essential to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment to identify potential hazards and develop appropriate safety measures to mitigate these risks. Failure to conduct a thorough risk assessment can lead to accidents, injuries or fatalities.
2. Inadequate employee training
3. Inadequate programming and integration
4. Overreliance on cobots
5. Failure to properly maintain cobots
Putting cobots on a factory floor requires careful planning, training and execution to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.