World of Cobots
Robots have been in the assembly line for decades. However, as the world evolves, so must they. To drive economical competence and to address the needs of small and medium-sized companies, cobots or collaborative robots were introduced. Over time, cobots have become engines of growth and created jobs.
At BASF, we believe that there are three pillars to working with cobots and it is in our best interest to develop the most favorable conditions for maximum efficiency and productivity.
Safeguarding human safety in work environments is critical to establishing industry-wide confidence in cobots. BASF has gone through rigorous rounds of research and development to produce innovative and state-of-the-art plastics for cobots that will help reduce impact and insulate humans from electrical charges.
Lightweight and Mobile
Cobots are intended to be intuitive, energy-efficient, and mobile, to enhance overall operations and workflow, while meeting the growing need for flexible manufacturing. Replacing parts of the cobot with high-performance materials from BASF can reduce its total weight by at least 20%, resulting in greater mobility and energy efficiency.
Design Freedom and Adaptability
Cobots built with BASF’s innovative and high-performance moldable plastics optimize material usage, increase maneuverability in tight spaces, and maximize versatility. These materials are also easy to process and color which enables design flexibility.