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Robotic Workcells

Our experience in the life sciences sector gives us the knowledge to select the best robot type for your particular application and environment.

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Wide configuration options

Robots are available in a large variety of designs. From Cartesian, SCARA or articulated, multi-axis arms, we have the experience to integrate any of them into your process. Our experience also gives us the knowledge to select the best robot type for your application. Whether you are looking for a replication of a manual process, protection from hazardous environments, increased quality and repeatability, or simply programmable positioning, we can provide a solution that optimizes cost and performance.

Benefits of robots

Compared to other solutions, robots provide an additional level of flexibility to integrate changes to products or tasks. This flexibility also allows robots to further optimize investments by combining tasks and functions of other elements on your system.

In addition, technology advances and wide acceptance of robots in manufacturing have reduced the cost and efforts to deliver and maintain robots as part of your manufacturing system.

All of the above add up to a faster payback and improved ability to reuse your automation in the future.

Typical applications

We have experience delivering robotic cells in a large variety of applications, including:

  • Cell incubation in aseptic environments
  • Injection mold tending
  • High-precision active alignment assembly.
  • Material handling to link continuous motion and asynchronous equipment
  • Vision-guided pick and place
  • Hazardous environments, including exposure to vaporous hydrogen peroxide and radiation 

In some of these applications where commercial offerings are not sufficient, ATS can develop custom solutions for your application. The ATS Superbot™ robot is an example of internal robotic developments. The ATS Superbot robot is a Cartesian robot capable of high speed, high accuracy and a 95% usable work envelope.

Did You Know?

The term “Robot” was first coined by Czech playwright Karel Capek and introduced in his 1921 play “Rossum’s Universal Robots.”

The term is from the Czech word for forced labor.

According to the Robot Institute of America, a robot is:  "a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through various programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks."