Collaborative Robots are sometimes thought of as the newest thing in automation, though they have been around for a few years. However, unlike other forms of automation and what we now think of as ‘traditional’ robots, they are much safer for humans to interact with them. They can work side by side. But this leads to new ways of thinking about automation. And there are misconceptions that persist around cobots.
In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses cobots, their uses and these misconceptions joined by Jason McCurdy.
Jason McCurdy is the Vice President of Automation and Applications for Phillips Corporation. In this role, Jason oversees Phillips’ application engineering and automation business. He manages a team of solutions and applications engineers dedicated to delivering legendary value for their clients. Jason’s experience includes over 13 years in the machine tool and robotics industry.
About Phillips Corporation
For more than 60 years, federal government, private sector industry and education leaders have trusted the experts at Phillips Corporation to solve their greatest manufacturing challenges. Our mission is to create legendary value for the manufacturing community by unlocking solutions to propel capabilities, profitability,
and productivity. Phillips has been serving the manufacturing community for over 25
years as one of the largest Haas Factory Outlets in the world. Phillips represents a
robust combination of equipment, applications expertise, and services that are well-suited
to meet the growing range of present and future manufacturing
applications requirements. Learn more about Phillips at www.phillipscorp.com.
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