The main reasons to use pick and place robots are to reduce laborious and repetitive tasks for humans, and speed up the production process. As per a study by OSHA (Occupational safety and health Administration), pick and place robots help in overcoming musculoskeletal disorders that account for nearly 33% of all work injuries.
With only minor changes, the same robot can be used to perform various operations. This being said, their dimension, movement, and product handling end effector do limit them. Thankfully, they require minimal maintenance despite their sophisticated technology. As they are more cost-effective than other automation technologies on the market, pick and place robots enable companies to gain a competitive advantage and maximize productivity.