Assembling Technology – Assembly robots in Electronics Manufacturing

Apr 6, 2018

As technology continues to advance, so does the software and hardware for assembly industrial robots. Assembly robots are able to tackle tasks quickly and decrease the cycle times on the assembly line. Manufacturers from a wide range of applications are realizing the benefits of integrating an automated assembly system on their line.

Elec­tron­ics – we all use them. As tech­nol­o­gy advances, our com­put­ers, phones, etc. get small­er and small­er, and so do their com­po­nents. That is why assem­bly robots are so impor­tant to the man­u­fac­tur­ing of elec­tron­ics like com­put­ers, cell­phones and med­ical devices.

Robot working with electronics

Assem­bly robot­ics are used often in elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­tur­ing because they can han­dle the unique con­di­tions involved in the appli­ca­tion. Parts to these mod­ern elec­tron­ics can be small and eas­i­ly bent. Robot­ic assem­bly can adapt to the tol­er­ance incon­sis­ten­cies, eas­i­ly locat­ing and manip­u­lat­ing these pieces as needed.

One robot often used in elec­tron­ic assem­bly is the Fanuc M‑1iA. This robot can pick up very small parts that weigh less than 0.5kg and has a 0.02mm repeata­bil­i­ty. This small table­top assem­bly robot can work in tighter spaces and takes up very lit­tle room.

Fanuc M-1ia Robot is great for electronic automation

While a larg­er robot may not be suit­able for small part assem­bly because of the sheer size and work­space need­ed, small­er elec­tron­ics assem­bly robots, like the M‑1iA, has a work­space of approx­i­mate­ly 8 inches.

Elec­tron­ics assem­bly robot­ics decrease cycle times for assem­bly of the inner work­ings of many elec­tron­ics like moth­er­boards. With the decrease in assem­bly time, these robots are increas­ing pro­duc­tiv­i­ty in many elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ties, which gets these tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced items out to the pub­lic soon­er, rather than later.

The intro­duc­tion of assem­bly robot­ic sys­tems to the elec­tron­ics indus­try has also dri­ven down prices of the end prod­ucts for con­sumers. Man­u­fac­tur­ers are able to save mon­ey on labor and pro­duc­tion costs, and they pass those sav­ings along to their customers.

Robots​.com, an inte­gra­tor of Fanuc, Yaskawa Motoman, ABB, KUKA and Uni­ver­sal Robots, has sev­er­al small part assem­bly robots avail­able for cus­tomiza­tion and pur­chase. Robots​.com will help you to find the right assem­bly robot, con­troller, end-of-arm-tool­ing and safe­ty pack­age for your application.

For more infor­ma­tion on small parts assem­bly and pur­chas­ing a new or refur­bished an assem­bly robot mod­el with Robots​.com, con­tact us today at 8777626881.

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