Robot colleagues in laboratory analysis
Automating science and research with cobots
Collaborative robots are used throughout the scientific and research communities as a foundation for objective information gathering and analysis. By automating repetitive tasks, scientists can focus on more important aspects of their research. Setups can be customized to deliver ultimate flexibility while providing 24/7 operation for time-sensitive testing and analysis. Cobots consistently and repeatedly follow exact processes and pre-defined workflows with miniscule deviation, providing optimum conditions for study or analysis—to 0.1mm (0.004 in) accuracy, every time.
Efficient, affordable automation for your laboratory
Due to their affordable price, collaborative robot arms are ideal for a range of research institutes and university laboratories. The small size and lightweight robot design means collaborative analysis and testing robots can be easily deployed in tight space conditions. Moving the analysis and testing robot to new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task. And the robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
Cobots excel in stringent lab conditions
Human workers in repetitive manual processes can cause errors, waste, and even contamination in lab analysis. Cobots are ideal in laboratory environments—even those with special climatic or hygienic conditions. The robots work in environmental temperatures between 0 and 50 degrees Celsius and function in low-oxygen environments which would require complex equipment for human workers. Universal Robots are hermetically sealed and provided with a smooth outer housing which collects almost no dust or deposits. Specialty jacket or sleeves are available for specific application requirements.
Advantages of collaborative robots for the lab analysis industry
- Repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm (.004 in) automates precision handling
- Space-saving, lightweight design for exceptional flexibility
- Hermetically sealed for use in hygienic environments
- Specifically designed outer casing to reduce accumulation of dust and debris
- Easy programming and short set-up time, with reusable programs for recurrent tasks
- Fast payback with none of the traditional robotic costs for programming, set-up, and dedicated work cells