Alapala commissions collaborative robot in its manufacturing plant

TURKEY— Alapala Group, which has already using robotic technologies in welding, bending and different fields for many years, has commissioned the first collaborative robot (cobot) in its manufacturing plant, once again proving its leadership in digital conversion.

Cobots are equipped with artificial intelligence-based technologies and are distinguished from traditional industrial robots by their ability of working with people safely in a shared work environment.

These robots are making automation easier than ever and an ideal productivity tool for almost any manufacturer because they help everyone in the company achieve performance objectives.

A 2016 study by researchers at the prestigious MIT actually showed that human-robot collaboration was 85% more productive than a human, or a robot working alone.

The cobot has 12 different sensors which perceives any close interaction, enabling the cobot to work with employees at the same working environment.

The cobot has 12 different sensors which perceives any close interaction, enabling the cobot to work with employees at the same working environment.

It is also equipped with ‘Power and Force Limit’ technology that stops the cobot in case of any possible contact with employees thus ensuring operator’s safety.

The 6-axis movement ability of the cobot also provides a very high precision and conformity for a wide variety of applications.

General Manager of Alapala Machinery Inc., Mr Gorkem Suner declared that the cobot, which started its operation in June 2022, was the first developed cobot project in the plant, and will be followed by other cobot installations soon to be adapted for different duties in production.

Alapala manufacturing plant has been equipped with advanced production technologies including robotic welding, bending, and automated painting systems. All the benefits cobots offer are sure to be a game changer for Alapala, just as they have been for the manufacturing industry at large.

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