Wide Applications of DOBOT CR5 Collaborative Robot

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DOBOT CR5 plugging wire harness testing


Over the last decade, we saw cobots moving beyond the low-hanging fruit of machine tending and material handling. Cobots nowadays are built to work safely with humans and becoming increasingly capable of more complete and application-specific solutions.

DOBOT CR5 collaborative robot simplifies programming and controls methods, making it even easier for operators with no programming experience to deploy and set up. Integrate DOBOT CR5 with a variety of vision modules, end effectors, sensors, and other peripheral tooling and the versatile 6-axis robot will excel at your desired applications. Take a look at the following applications and see how DOBOT CR5 distinguishes itself from other cobots and comes out as one of the best picks for cost-effective cobots.


What’s the specialty of CR5 cobot compared to other cobots

Easy to Use

  • teaching by demonstration: teach the robot a new task by simply moving the robot through the pathway to the correct position and with a touch of a button.
  • easy programming: support visual, drag & drop and block-based programming language including Blockly
  • multiple control methods: support WIFI connection, APP on iPads and tablets as well as teach pendant

Safe to Work Alongside

  • Multiple protections: camera entry detection; real-time obstacle avoidance with every-5ms dynamic monitoring, 10cm-proximity pre-touch sensing & online route planning

Wide Compatibility

  • able to work with mainstream end-effectors and accessories; support chip implantation like Google TPU2 and TensorFlow chips for feature extraction, pattern matching and model training


Applications of DOBOT CR5

Pick & Place

Manual pick and place is one of the most repetitive tasks performed by human workers today. The mundane nature of the task can often lead to mistakes, while the repetitions to strain or injury. Pick and place applications are a good start for first-time cobot users.

Install a gripper or a vacuum cup effector on DOBOT CR5 and the robot can pick up a packaged product or sort things like components from a tray or conveyor as long as it is integrated with advanced vision systems. DOBOT CR5 supports teaching by demonstration, so users teach the robot a simple pick and place program just in a few minutes. This technology clears the roadblock for job shops to implement simple robotic automation tasks, such as pick and place, material handling, etc.

Sanding & Polishing

Traditional manual sanding comes with constraints, hardships, and dangers, which could make the process more lengthy and costly. Dobot CR5 can “see” and “feel” with vision and force sensing and improves the overall economics of using them. Be able to sense contact pressure, DOBOT CR5 adapts to varying surfaces, part variations, dimensions, locations, and consistency of materials.

Screw Driving

DOBOT CR5 delivers cost savings and quality benefits through useful features such as adjustable speed control, multiple I/O options for integration with PLC and other line control techniques. DOBOT CR5 picks a screw from the screw feeder machine, follows the workpiece on the conveyor belt, and drives the screw into the workpiece before automatically determining whether the screw has been driven securely according to the preset torque.

During the working process, operators don't need to stop the conveyor belt, which helps boost efficiency and productivity. The force-sensing technology allows DOBOT CR5 to work with different kinds of electric screwdrivers and make it easier and more cost-effective to automate screw driving tasks.

Wire Harness Testing

Cable harnesses in modern electronics are becoming more and more complicated and diversified, bringing challenges in cost-effectively testing various cable harnesses in production. Manual testing includes long testing time, risk concerns to operators, subjective criteria for pass/failure tests, and testing variants by different operators.

The biggest concern to automate this process is the flexibility for different types of cable harnesses. One cable harness may differ from another in terms of the configuration of wires or the connection interface. Another worry is the loose connection to backplanes.

DOBOT CR5 automatically locates the connector, adjusts the robot's gripping posture in real time based on force perception technology, and then inserts and plugs in a flexible manner. DOBOT CR5 can be integrated with the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to keep records and upload test results.

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