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Flexxbotics Introduces Intelligent Recovery For Continuous Operation of Collaborative Robots

Flexxbotics, delivering workcell digitalization for robot-driven manufacturing, has announced the launch of Intelligent Recovery, a new first-of-its-kind, patent-pending breakthrough that enables collaborative robots (cobots) to autonomously restart and proceed from work-stop conditions without human intervention. Intelligent Recovery is now included in the Latest Release of the Flexxbotics solution and is immediately available to customers. Intelligent Recovery with Flexxbotics eliminates inadvertent, non-safety related cobot stops to significantly reduce unplanned downtime and increase unattended production.

During operations, collaborative robots periodically encounter circumstances which cause the cobot to stop requiring a person to reset and restart the robot. These occurrences, such as part-workholding contact and other non-safety related conditions, lead to unplanned work stoppages and can cause substantial reductions in utilization and production output, especially when personnel are not around. Now, Flexxbotics Intelligent Recovery option enables the robot to recognize its context and automatically recover so manufacturing continues without downtime or human intervention.

“We believe that in order to achieve true ‘lights-out’ autonomy, the robots need to understand what’s happening and be able to adapt and adjust without forcing an operator to come over and fx things,” said Tyler Modelski, CTO & Co-founder of Flexxbotics. “What we are doing with Intelligent Recovery is enabling continuous operation in situations that would have previously stopped production.” 

Intelligent Recovery is the latest in a series of new features recently added to the Flexxbotics solution including multi-factory capabilities, in-line inspection performance, business system integrations, expanded analytics, and secure mobile tablet and smart phone access. With the new version of the Flexxbotics solution global companies can implement advanced robotic machine tending that enables autonomous process control at scale across multiple sites to increase capacity, production yields, and EBITDA profitability.

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