What Does Robotic Pick and Place Mean?

Pic and place robot

Modern manufacturing environments require the most uptodate robotics solutions. Subsequently, robotic pick and place solutions are very much utilised in the logistics arena in the UK and further afield. This type of automation speeds up the level of throughput. Thus, by installing a pick and place process, your workforce can concentrate on complex tasks, as robots complete simpler tasks.

How Much is a Pick and Place Robot?

It is rare for any robotics system will ever be the same as another. In other words, every system requires different aspects. Whether it’s throughput level, weight and size of items, the distance of movement or the size of your workplace, each solution will be unique, similar to the system it is incorporated with. Therefore, it is difficult to give a standard price for a pick and place robot, as it is completely dependent on what functions you require from your installation.

How Does Robotic Pick and Place Work?

Pick and place robots are installed in a fixed section of your system. They utilise advanced vision systems to move and handle objects within your systems sequence. These robots are positioned in various locations to perform tasks, for example, assembly, packaging or bin picking.


A pick and place robot


What are the Advantages of Pick and Place Robots?

Improved Accuracy

The installation of robots as part of your system allows your workforce to work on more complex tasks, leaving more tedious and repetitive tasks to the robot. A robot completing these tasks will ensure improved accuracy by eliminating human errors.

Increased Process Speed

Upon installation, the level of throughput will increase. Again, eliminating your human workforce from this section of your system will increase the processing speed because your robot will never need to pause.

Flexibility to Accommodate Multiple Product Changes

Robots are usually adaptable to changes in the size of items. Regardless of the weight and size (to an extent) of an item, the robot can complete its task.

Improved Consistency

Reduced errors will occur due to the lack of human involvement at this stage of the system. The robot will function at the rate you programme it, allowing for a consistent level of throughput.

Ergonomic Injury Reduction

Replacing humans with robots in this section of a system will reduce the risk of injury in the workplace. Then, your workers can concentrate on tasks with more complexity and less risk.

Cost Efficiency

Although the short-term cost may be higher, an installation of a pick and place robot is a long-term investment to improve overall cost-efficiency.

Minimal Floor Space Requirements

You will not require much floor space, due to the manoeuvrability of these robots.

Completely Customisable

As mentioned previously, each system and robot is bespoke. Therefore, you can customise your pick and place robot based on the needs of your system.



At LAC Logistics Automation, our robotic pick and place capabilities are spread across a vast array of business sectors and are designed to work in line with our customer’s specific needs. With a variety of design options available, our robots can be configured using various end-of-arm tooling options. Contact us for more information today!

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