Sidebot for high-speed collaborative automation applications

21 June 2021

Wyzo is believed to be world’s first high-speed pick-and-place sidebot which is suitable for collaborative use alongside humans. 

Wyzo is able to work safely side-by-side with humans without the need for protective barriers or performance compromises. It is said to be well suited to use in lightweight applications in the food & beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, automotive, electrical and electronics sectors.

While traditional pick-and-place robots are large and work on fully automated lines separated from operators by protective doors, Wyzo’s safety system allows it to collaborate in close proximity with humans. Thanks to the high-tech robotic arm and built-in or external vision systems, the sidebot finds and picks products at up to 80 cycles per minute, with a payload of 500g.

Employing advanced sensor technology, Wyzo is able to constantly monitor its surroundings for the presence of human activity, allowing it to maximise performance when on its own, but slowing to a safe operating speed when a human is nearby. 
The compact unit is less than 0.5 m2 and just 1.8m high. It is compatible most regular grippers on the market with changeover speeds of less than nine seconds. 

Wyzo’s Human Machine Interface (HMI) has been simplified for intuitive use by operators with no prior training in automated solutions. 

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