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Collaborative Robot Targeting Automotive Manufacturer in Indonesia


As workers, we should continue to upgrade and hone our skills, because of job competition increasingly tight. Not only fellow humans, but the presence of the robot also began ogled. Not long ago, the company robot the leading Universal Robots announced a partnership with Nissan Motor Company has been successful in implementing collaborative robot UR10 robot arms at its factory in Yokohama.

Nissan Motor joined together the factories of global automotive including BMW and Volkswagen, who have been using collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots to automate their manufacturing process.

Through the implementation of the cobots, Nissan is now claimed to be able to improve the production process. The impact is on increasing the stability and production results, as well as cost efficiency and better time. This makes the labor of Nissan that has been aged can work with more light, and can be deployed for the job-a job that has a lower risk.

Indirectly also implies they no longer require young workers for some specific jobs. Of course, buying a robot would be more effective, because they can work in a precision, maintenance costs may be much lower than the pay the salaries, none of which do a demo or a rally up to the streets.

The good news is, not all jobs can be replaced with a robot. The job can be done robot is usually a lot more into the same activity repeatedly, doesn’t require teamwork, struggling with the numbers or apply mathematical calculations.

For information, the Cobots is a branch of the traditional robot industry. This collaborative robot has lightweight and can be installed or moved to different places, as well as flexible enough to be modified for the different type of application. The automotive industry uses robots collaboratively in different types of processes, including handling, assembly, packaging, placement, labeling, painting, quality control, and maintenance of the machine.

The market value of the collaborative robot in the automotive industry reached US$23.56 million in the year 2015 and is projected to reach US$469.82 million in the year 2021, with Growth Rate Compound Annual (CAGR) reached 64.67% between 2015 and 2021.

Collaborative Robot Glanced At The Indonesian Automotive Industry

The automotive industry in Southeast Asia prepares to welcome the high growth along with the growth rate of sales in the markets of large countries. As a region production center for the Asia region and the world, the automotive sector in Southeast Asia has increased by a CAGR of 11% between 2010 and 2015.

The implementation of a Free Trade Area that will be present in ASEAN is expected to reduce the import tax and export in the region so that it can increase the demand for vehicle manufacturer’s regional low-cost.

Indonesia and Thailand, in particular, is the center of manufacturing suitable for producing products of vehicles that can be exported to various regions in Asia, and more widely. Indonesia is the second largest country in the region that has the area of automotive manufacturing after Thailand, with a share of the regional market amounted to 34%.

Brands of cars from Japan like Nissan is a dominant player in the automotive industry. Supported by strong growth in the last few years, Indonesia is in a strategic position to be able to overtake Thailand in the next 10 years. And along with the government’s desire to change Indonesia become a center of automotive production globally, automation using robot collaborative considered will be the key to the success of this industry.

The arm of a Robot UR10 at Nissan Motor Company

Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager, South East Asia and Oceania, said he is very excited to be working together with Nissan to realize their steps towards automation. The world automotive industry holds a major role in pushing the level of use of the collaborative robot (cobots) to create the production yield is better, and it is important for industry players in order to remain competitive.

“Universal Robots is a company that leads in this trend; our cobots products effectively help automatization process, which is able to produce the standard of higher security as well as the lighter workload for the workers. It can be applied not only in the automotive industry but also in the manufacturing plant of electronic and electrical, pharmaceutical and chemical, as well as food and agriculture,” said Shermine.

Nissan Motor Company requires a production process that is more compact in large-scale factories of hers in Yokohama. In addition, the company leading automotive also need to set the labor costs associated with the aging worker as well as a reduced workforce that has the important skills.

Mr. Nakamura, an Expert Headman in Machine Parts factory that says it requires a robot which is big enough to lift the components of its kind of large with the weight reached 6 kg. “Compared to the robots to other companies, we choose UR10 because the cost for one robot that is very profitable, also with the capacity of weight that can be lifted. In the process of installation components, only the robot arm UR10 capable of handling a payload of 10 kg among the various products of the brand,” he said.

Cobots’s Universal Robots is the robot arm a special collaborative for industrial activities that can automate the process and the various jobs that have the load reach 10 kg, as well as require precision and high reliability. With a coverage radius can reach 1300mm, Cobots are designed to work more effectively on the job in a large area, as well as save production time when the distance be the determining factor. Cobots’s Universal Robots very easy to be programmed and prepared. This product is designed to be able to work together with the human, as a tool, which can facilitate and accelerate the work that is complicated, or require a lot of energy.

After considering in terms of security and features that are needed, Nissan decided to use the arm of a robot UR10 very easy to installed, programmed and operated within 1 week. The implementation arm of the robot UR10 in Nissan shorten production time, improve quality, and make workers protected from work that is monotonous so they can improve the experience in the field of the other.

Nissan also plans to maximize the use of cobots by integrating the skills and capabilities that are strong in terms of technique, so we will improve the implementation of the cobots in our factory in the future.

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