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Schneider Electric Releases Lexium Cobot To Improve Human-Robot Collaboration in the Workplace


Working side-by-side with robots has just been made easier and safer thanks to the efforts and unveiling of Schneider Electric‘s first collaborative robot, the Lexium Cobot.

Unlike the standard industrial robots such as Digit from Agility Robotics that’s quite bulky and equipped with high acceleration and immense forces, the Lexium Cobot from Schneider Electric is quite the opposite but can be just as efficient in three major ways.

Careful and Lightweight but Efficient Mobility

To assist humans with work, the Lexium Cobot can perform at high mobility standards with the help of its six axes. Due to this design, the Lexium Cobot can perform a wide array of movements that its profile can realize on top of what Schneider Electric has programmed it with.

Such PLC control design and feature make this collaborative robot useful as a standalone solution may it be connected to an upstream or downstream machine process.

The five model variants of the Lexium Cobot come in different sizes and payloads ranging from 3k to 18kg. The difference in size and payload can not only be helpful in terms of portability but also in eliminating the space it will require for storage. Compared to the standard industrial cobots, the Lexium Cobot will save you 30 to 40% of space, which is of much value in the workspace or warehouse.

Safety Protocols with Torque Monitoring

Schneider Electric Releases Their First Collaborative Robot, Lexium Cobot, To Help Improve Human-Robot Collaboration in the Workplace

The Lexium Cobot marks the first collaborative robot of the tech group, but perhaps also the first in the industry to have cobots equipped with careful and gentle movements for added safety when working alongside humans.

All five variant models have torque monitoring to help detect and prevent a collision from happening. If there is an unexpected contact, the Lexium Cobot has an aluminum gripper arm that will instantly interrupt the movement or collision from occurring thus, help prevent accidents.

To help assure its human “co-workers” regarding injuries, the rounded edges and light weight of the Lexium Cobot can help reduce the risk of injury.

Simple Graphical Programming Due to Hand-Guided Teaching

On top of the basic technical knowledge and programmed features done by Schneider Electric, the Lexium Cobot can learn to perform other tasks thanks to manual guidance through hand-guided teaching. Without requiring any specific training, this collaborative robot can quickly adapt to new conditions and certain tasks with the help of small-scale parameterization of motion settings.

The Lexium Cobot is also part of Schneider Electric’s holistic automation platform. This means that this collaborative robot also includes additional robots, transport systems, motion controllers, and drives to help in all the stages of its machine development and for a uniform software solution.

Final Word

Certainly, the Lexium Cobot is one of the many robots that are aimed to help and assist humans to achieve a higher level of efficiency, accuracy, and productivity in the workplace. Perhaps what makes this particular collaborative robot so special is the added safety features it holds.

With the release of the Lexium Cobot, the robotics predictions for the workplace in 2023 are well on their way.

Sota Takahashi

Sota Takahashi is a Japanese-born electrical engineer. At the age of 18, he moved to Seattle and completed his Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Washington, Seattle. Being a fan of all things tech, he channels his geeky side through this website, and with his wife Linda, shares knowledge about robot pets and how they can be lifelong and advantageous companions for both children and the elderly.

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