When thinking about potentially adding a robot to production, the first thought usually goes to the activity that is to be accomplished. It could be loading a machine, performing a visual inspection, or any host of other potential applications. However, there is another part of the process that must be considered whether you are looking at a traditional 6-axis robot or a collaborative solution: part presentation. The part presentation is extremely critical and could be the difference between a successful project or one that never gets off the ground.
Because URs are easy to program and use, people will often jump straight into programming the application because they know how the application has been running (either with a previous machine or with operators). However, if they neglect to think about how the UR will perform vs the previous method, this will cause frustration and loss of time.