Cobots offer significant advantages
Collaborative robots are small and lightweight—the UR3 robot can even be mounted on a table, workbench, or inverted ceiling mount and the UR5 robot is often mounted on a moveable base, so there's minimal impact to your production floor. Even the UR10 robot, with its longer reach and payload, fits into tight production spaces. Set-up is fast—an average of just half a day—and programming is as easy as moving the robot arm to the desired path and using the intuitive touchscreen interface.
With traditional robotic automation, the cost of the robot itself accounts for only about 25% of the total system costs. The remaining expenses are associated with robot setup, programming, and shielded work cells. But collaborative robots don't require those additional costs, making them extremely affordable, even for small and mid-sized businesses.