With an extensive range of comprehensively integrated hardware and software as well as technology-based services, the Digital Factory (DF) division helps production companies all over the world to boost the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes, and to bring new products to market faster. At the site in the town of Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Siemens operates a lead factory for electric motors.
For many jobs carried out in production, people wish they had a third hand. When doing soldering work, for example, the soldering iron must be held in one hand and the solder wire in the other, leaving no hand free for the workpiece. The BionicCobot developed by Festo can help precisely with such assistance activities and relieve the employee by acting as a “third arm” or “third hand”. It can grip, hold and rotate the workpiece – whatever is required for the relevant application.