We continue to redefine how collaborative robots and people can work together. They add
flexibility and drive productivity in a wide range of manufacturing settings. With Baxter and
Sawyer, Rethink Robotics has taken it to the next level. With 90 percent of the tasks in
manufacturing not yet automated, there is substantial opportunity to use smart collaborative
robots like them.
Baxter and Sawyer continue to shake up the manufacturing industry. Companies all over the
world are starting to use the collaborative robots in ways we never imagined. In an industry like
manufacturing, finding a real competitive advantage is hard to find. Baxter and Sawyer continue
to deliver on that promise. With some unique features and benefits that make a real difference
in production, here are the seven key applications of Baxter and Sawyer.
Machine tending can be among the most unpleasant jobs in any plant. Baxter and Sawyer are
right at home in this role. Their ability to integrate with other automation make them an excellent
solution for coordinating with the various cycle times involved with a multi-machine operation.
PCB handling and ICT
Printed circuit board (PCB) and In-circuit test’s (ICT) are a difficult application to automate due
to the delicate nature of parts and many line changeovers. Baxter and Sawyer are designed to
handle specifically these types of tasks with their 0.1mm task repeatability and rapid
Metalworking environments are challenging for humans to deal with day in and day out. Heat,
noise, and odor are common elements workers struggle with. Some of the hardest jobs in these
plants are also the best suited for Baxter and Sawyer. From tending press brakes, loading lines,
fixtures, handling raw materials or finished parts, they exceed expectations and are up for the
Baxter and Sawyer are well suited for a broad range of packaging applications. From the
constant demands of case packing and kitting lines, to the high variability requirements of 3PL
providers. They are on the job packing raw materials, finished parts and multi-pack cases for
many different types of products, containers, and configurations.
Test and Inspection
From plastics, packaging, electronics, automotive, consumer goods and more, you can rely on
Baxter and Sawyer to inspect the goods they assist with because of their multi-point inspection
with a single camera, full digital traceability of results, and error proof processing.
The lightweight nature of parts and materials in plastics facilities makes this industry a great fit
for Baxter and Sawyer. Loading and unloading injection molding machine and kitting plastic
furniture components are easy tasks that they can easily assist with.
Almost every plant in the world operates some version of line loading and unloading. Our robots
are providing a great solution for the tedious, sometimes dangerous yet important job of moving
parts. Baxter and Sawyer can be applied to move parts from tables, cases, moving conveyors,
fixtures, and more. Their ability to maintain counts, re-orient parts and place them into position
makes them a natural fit to assist in line loading jobs.
Are you ready to demo Sawyer? Contact an Allied Automation representative today.