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Collaborative robots for the MSME segment


India is emerging as one of the fastest growing economy in the new millennium. The MSME segment is expected to play a significant role in this growth. In an endeavour to empower its further growth, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd (BFW), one of the leading machine tool manufacturers in India in association with Universal Robots, pioneers and leaders of collaborative robots (cobots), are aiming to penetrate the sector with new and affordable automation solutions.

This partnership will leverage the productivity in the MSME segment by integration of collaborative robots in the manufacturing processes. This aims to disrupt the traditional production setup of MSME segment with top-notch automation solutions and will dramatically impact productivity, quality and working conditions.

BFW and Universal Robots aims to redefine the production processes by deploying the robotic arms through modular, flexible and user-friendly integration solution platform – Arjun. Advanced user-friendly and light industrial robotic arms will dramatically impact productivity, quality and working conditions in MSME segment as it will automate and streamline repetitive industrial processes efficiently, thus empowering the shop floor for higher value creative activities.

Ravi Raghavan, MD, BFW said, “Universal Robots and BFW strategic partnership will bring collaborative robot technology on a modular flexible platform to MSME shop floors to enhance their manufacturing competitiveness significantly.”

Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots, South Asia said, “We’re pleased to be working closely with BFW as their CNC machines and automation services are well respected throughout the country, along with a solid sales and support network of over 40 offices. It will surely help evangelise this “Top 50 disruptive technology of 2018” called cobots, among the “Job Shops” in India similar to
what Universal Robots has succeeded to do in the rest of the world.”

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