Automatic measuring with robot gauging controls

When handling loading and unloading processes, it is important to consider the weight that is carried by the robot. Gauge controls on the end effector can help automatically the amount, enabling the monitoring and safety of the robot. Robot gauging controls help make sure the robot's load is not too heavy.


The amount that is car­ried by a robot is an impor­tant ele­ment to any robot appli­ca­tion, espe­cial­ly when deal­ing with load­ing and unload­ing process­es. By using gaug­ing con­trols on the end effec­tor of the part load­ing robot, the load being car­ried can be auto­mat­i­cal­ly mea­sured, ensur­ing that the robot is not pick­ing up to heavy a load, and that the load did not change weight sig­nif­i­cant­ly dur­ing machin­ing application.

There are sev­er­al indus­tries that can ben­e­fit from a robot gaug­ing con­trol on their part load­ing robots, includ­ing the auto­mo­tive, aero­space and rail indus­tries. These com­pa­nies build trans­porta­tion vehi­cles that have sev­er­al parts that need to be spe­cif­ic weights. If these weights were to change dras­ti­cal­ly dur­ing the pro­duc­tion process, it could be detri­men­tal to the safe­ty or cohe­sive­ness of the entire vehi­cle as a whole. By using fea­tures like gaug­ing con­trols on the robot’s end effec­tors, these weights are checked at each load­ing and unload­ing point, guar­an­tee­ing pre­ci­sion dur­ing the entire pro­duc­tion process.

These robot­ic con­trol gages can also be applied to grind­ing and oth­er mate­r­i­al removal process­es used by dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies. When a part has cut away, it weighs less than it did at the begin­ning. By employ­ing robot gaug­ing con­trols on the end effec­tors that take the met­al work piece from the mate­r­i­al removal sta­tion, man­u­fac­tur­ers will know exact­ly the weight of the fin­ished piece. This can help alert the man­u­fac­tur­er to pos­si­ble errors dur­ing the removal process, for exam­ple, the wear­ing of a spin­dle or oth­er end effec­tor. By using robot­ic con­trols for gaug­ing pay­loads, com­pa­nies can cut down on errors and improve the qual­i­ty of their products.

If you are inter­est­ed in fea­tures like gaug­ing con­trols or oth­er fea­tures for robot­ic automa­tion sys­tems, con­tact Robots​.com. Robots​.com pro­vides solu­tions from sev­er­al dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB. We also have part­ner­ships with sev­er­al com­pa­nies that pro­duce end effec­tors and oth­er robot fea­tures. Our staff will work with you to build the per­fect sys­tem for your application.

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Jan 27, 2014