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For years, the automotive industry was the largest user of robotics, until a few years ago. By 2016, sales of robots in the electronics industry had increased by 40% and reached the same level as in the automotive industry. This huge increase in robotisation has enabled the electronics industry to produce cost-effectively and at a high quality.

Benefits of robotisation

There are a lot of advantages to robotisation. The error rate in a production process is greatly reduced and it becomes easier to adapt production processes. However, these are not the main reasons. Automating or robotizing processes has a number of advantages for both employees and employers:

  • More flexible production
  • Cheaper production
  • Faster production
  • Constant production
  • Reduction of heavy labour

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It is increasingly interesting for companies to use robotics. Also production companies from the SME, where robotization used to be unattractive because of the high costs, can now make use of robots. Suppliers of robots make it easier to afford to buy robots, for example by offering affordable rental options. Thanks to industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, it is also becoming easier and easier to connect different machines in a production process, sometimes even in different parts of the world. An example of this is the latest generation of robots that are currently on the market, namely collaborative robots (cobots).

Cobots are perfect for the electronics industry

Work within the electronics industry requires sophisticated treatment because vulnerable materials are often used. Assembling delicate circuit boards and testing PCBs requires accuracy and controllable power from the robots. The smart collaborative robots have a built-in 'sensitivity' and can work to an accuracy of 0.1mm. Perfect for working with fragile components and high-quality accessories.

PCB Testing

The use of cobots makes it possible to automate work processes quickly and flexibly. Cobots are easy to program and can be taught new tasks in no time. Besides the fact that the industry benefits from increased productivity, employees also benefit from cobots. They are spared the need to do monotonous work and can develop in other areas within the company.

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The Panda, an advanced cobot for the electronics industry.

The Panda is one of the most advanced systems in collaborative robotics. Developed by Franka Emika from Munich, imported by WiredWorkers to the Netherlands. This cobot was designed with the human arm as a starting point. A small selection of the features:


  • 7 joints equipped with sensors.
  • A load capacity of 3 kilos.
  • Equipped with a gripper
  • Sensitive to touch
  • Quick to install
  • Easy to program
  • Delivered in a single box.
Frank Emika Cobot

The sensitivity of this robot makes it suitable for working with people. Within a production or assembly process, the collaborative robot can support employees and even take over tasks. Because of its size and weight, it can be implemented almost anywhere in a company and is easy to move. It is therefore possible for the Panda to perform the same action for a longer period of time, but also to perform a different task on a daily basis.

Download the Franka Emika Panda specifications

Quick to install, easy to program, sensitive, secure, compact and flexible. Features of the Franka Emika Panda. Read more!

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