Collaborative Robots Revolutionizing Medical Device Packaging

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Cobots will comprehend complex task with zero fatigue and minimize human error and injuries.

Increasing demand for medical products requires an enhanced and efficient packaging devices. The packaging industry follows certain repeatable tasks, which could be automated in order to maximize productivity and effectively remove human error.

The collaborative robot, also known as ‘cobot’, is a robot intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace. Compared to the traditional industrial robots, cobots are more affordable and logistically profitable in a short period of time. Unlike industrial robots, cobots are safer, require fewer footprints to function, and takes less space to accommodate in the work place.

Cobots are designed to work in precise and quality-driven aspects of the medical device industry, often seamlessly interacting with humans in the line of orders. Factors such as improved quality, zero human error, and timely delivery of packaging serve to accelerate with the introduction of cobots, which will eventually pave for increased patients’ safety.

Collaborative robots are positively impacting the heat sealing process of medical device packaging. The medical device packaging manufacturers’ are bound to adjust to constant changes, including temperature fluctuations, short production runs, quick changes and modifications, seasonality, and others. Such adjustments are easily adapted by cobots with a simple configuration of the footprint. Extreme temperature might be a deterrent when it comes to human hand, however cobots can efficiently handle the sealing, packing, and loading of medical devices in any set of temperatures.

Moreover, cobots are certified to meet strict ISO requirements, which makes it a suitable tool to meet the requirements of the medical device market. All those companies that adopted cobots in various departments have reported to benefit in terms of efficiency, overall production output, accuracy, industrial injuries, and others. These factors favors the adoption of cobots by a variety of manufacturers in near future.

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