Productive Robotics Enhances Cobots with Real-time, Cyber-secure Remote Monitoring

  • July 27, 2020
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Productive Robotics Enhances Cobots with Real-time, Cyber-secure Remote Monitoring
Productive Robotics Enhances Cobots with Real-time, Cyber-secure Remote Monitoring

Carpinteria, Calif. - July 28, 2020 - Productive Robotics, Inc., the Santa Barbara, CA-based designer and manufacturer​ of OB7 collaborative robots releases Productive Analytics. Productive Analytics provides real-time status monitoring for all OB7 cobots. With this easy access to the operating status of all cobots and their entire production history, customers are able to optimize their production, identify production errors, minimize downtime, and remotely monitor their robot activity.
“As our robots are running longer hours and ‘lights out,’ we've had more and more requests to be able to remotely monitor their activity," stated Zac Bogart, president of Productive Robotics. "We created Productive Analytics to both monitor robot operation, as well as to provide reliable and accurate production data."
The system provides data on current running jobs, past jobs run, running hours, production results, production errors, job run times, and robot idle times. Scheduled reports are automatically delivered via email in PDF and CSV files for importing into company’s production data systems. No network ports are left open on OB7 cobots, assuring safety from hacking or malware.

“With our extreme focus on security, there is no internet access into our robots, and all production data is fully encrypted before it is sent to the Productive Analytics cloud," Bogart stated.
With valuable production data and robot monitoring, customers can identify errors and bottlenecks, minimize downtime, and optimize production. Production data can be transmitted via either wired network, wirelessly through Wi-Fi, or through customers’ own private cellular connection. 
Productive Analytics is available free of charge for all OB7 cobots currently in operation. All OB7 cobot models also provide seven-axis capabilities and “no programming,” simple teaching platform–the user simply shows OB7 how to do the job and OB7 learns–providing customers with complete ease of use. Like a human arm, seven joints give OB7 the flexibility and dexterity to reach around objects or obstacles where others can’t. Unlike a human arm, each of OB7’s joints can rotate 360 degrees in both directions allowing the cobot to work in more confined workspaces and areas that a six-axis robot can’t reach. All OB7 cobots are fully designed and manufactured in the United States.

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