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An All-Inclusive Collaborative Robot Solution at the Fraction of the Price

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette on Aug 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

We have been seeing a lot of new collaborative robot companies appear in the last few years. Most of them (in opposite to bigger multinationals) will have super high-tech robots and all-inclusive solutions for end-users. It is the case for Productive Robotics, a company that is manufacturing all of their robots in the USA at the fraction of the price.

OB7 No Background (1).jpgProductive Robotics' first robot the OB7 is a 7-axis robot with a one meter reach and a 5kg payload. It doesn't seem that impressive, right? But this robot has all the features that a collaborative robot should come with. In fact, it has an embedded camera, an easy-to-use software, a small footprint and has safety light rings to indicate its movements. All of these features are available for less than 20,000 USD.

So to make a base line, Universal Robots UR5 that has a similar reach and payload but is uniquely a 6-axis robot with no options is at a price point of 35,000 USD. So this basically means that using either robot will almost bring back a return on investment twice as fast.


Other than pricing there is also a graphic interface and an easy programming method that allows beginners to program the robot easily. Also, it has been designed to fit with our 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper, isn't that cool?

To learn more about the robot itself, I recommend to take a look at their website. If you want to get more information on different collaborative robots, take a look at our buyers guide or comparison sheet that we've built just for you!

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Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
Mathieu works as the production engineer at Robotiq, where he strives to constantly optimize the production line for Robotiq Grippers. Mathieu is always looking for new manufacturing processes to make operators as efficient as possible. He is also seeking out new robotic applications and their effect on improving our world, then keeps Robotiq’s blog readers updated on his finds.
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