Another sign of cobots growing influence in manufacturing is the appearance of integrators that specialize in industrial applications based on human-robot collaboration. MRK-Systeme GmbH, based in Augsburg, Germany, is one such company. Founded in 2004, the company specializes in mechanical engineering, with a particular focus on the automotive industry.
In 2015, MRK-Systeme helped BMW partially automate the process of "quality-inspecting" assembled crankshaft housings for the company’s three-, four- and six-cylinder engines at its factory in Landshut, Germany. This forced MRK-Systeme to develop a system in which humans and robots directly cooperate in a workstation.
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