Improving the workplace of the future through the use of smart technologies
Human-robot collaboration is used to share a workspace without separating protective devices for humans and robots. With the NXT LEVEL human-robot collaboration, IBG succeeded in creating the highlight of the Hannover Messe 2018, but the solution is more. It is not just an exhibit, but serves to (ergonomically) improve the workplace of the future and meets the requirements of smart technologies as well as Industry 4.0.
Combining human manual labour and automation
The NXT LEVEL human-robot collaboration can be used wherever a lot of manual work is required and a high demand is placed on quality. For the first time, it enables complete cooperation between humans and robots without spatial separation. In the work process, the individual work steps are displayed, thus significantly improving quality and efficiency. The solution is not bound to a specific field of application, but can relieve heavy or repetitive work. The robot can decide "on its own" when the user is not in the work environment. It can then either perform secondary tasks or go into standby so that it optimises its work performance or consumes less energy. The robot relieves the user of heavy or always the same work, so that the user is significantly relieved in connection with the optimisation of the working environment. In addition, depending on the application, a time saving of 30 to 50 % can be achieved.
MRK for participation in working life
Together with the Regional Associations of Westphalia (LWL) and the Rhineland (LVR), IBG has developed an MRK solution for participation in working life. Equipped with a "sensitive" robot arm, a workpiece - in this case a car - can be assembled at the workplace. The robot assists the human during this process. After assembly, quality control is carried out via an optical system.