13 Apr 2024

Improving productivity and plant safety with new cobot

Schneider Electric launches Lexium Cobot technology for industrial plants

Schneider Electric, has announced it has launched the Lexium Cobot and says this collaborative machine features next-generation automation and advanced industrial robotics technology, designed to work closely alongside humans to perform gentle and diligent movements.

Developed to improve plant productivity and safety, the company says the Lexium cobot helps to minimise downtime caused by labour shortages, something which currently costs factories as much as 20% in productive capacity. The Lexium cobot’s technological capabilities qualify it to engage in various applications that would not be possible using conventional industrial robots.

All models take into account human safety with collision detection, their rounded edges and overall low weight can further reduce the risk of injury to vital operations personnel. Schneider Electric says this removes the need for additional safety equipment and can save plant’s 30-40% of space when compared to traditional industrial robots and the Lexium cobot can also be quickly integrated into industrial plants without spending large amounts of time and capital.

The company says cost of ownership is lower; implementation requires minimal changes to existing production layouts; and Lexium cobots have one of the smallest footprints in the industry. Seamless integration with EcoStruxure, Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open, interoperable architecture and platform, can reduce design, development, and commissioning time, making machine delivery and startup quick and easy.

Company info: Schneider Electric GB