The automotive manufacturing process has the role of manufacturing the finished products or final assembly of the products intended for vehicles. In automotive, industrial organizations must produce as quickly as possible, at the highest possible quality and at the lowest possible cost in order to continue to secure a competitive place on the market. Due to this requirement, it was necessary to discover certain solutions through which: the manufacturing speed will increase and remain constant during manufacturing, the quality of the manufacturing process will be improved because a qualitative process will always lead to quality products, and manufacturing costs generated during process time to be reduced. These requirements led, in time, to the emergence of collaborative robots. If traditional robots were intended for particular applications, collaborative robots have much greater flexibility. The scientific paper presents, in an elegant manner, the process of integration of collaborative robots and the steps to be followed in order to transform manual processes, old or new, into manufacturing processes with collaborative robots. Certain factors that influence the quality of integration of collaborative robots are presented.
- Collaborative robot