Does your factory need sealing robot automation?

Sep 5, 2013

Figuring out your sealing needs is important before determining if your production line can benefit from automated robotic sealing. There are two big benefits to robotic sealing and that includes increased product quality and decreased material costs.


There are sev­er­al ben­e­fits to bring­ing seal­ing robot­ics to your fac­to­ry. How­ev­er, there is a big­ger ques­tion that you need to answer before you ever begin automat­ing with seal­ing robots – is your fac­to­ry a good can­di­date for seal­ing robot automation?

There are sev­er­al fac­tors about robot­ic seal­ing that can be seem as dis­ad­van­tages or lim­it­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­er, depend­ing on the facil­i­ty being used. Some of the lim­it­ing fac­tors can be things like parts pre­sen­ta­tion, amount of dis­sim­i­lar parts, amount of mate­r­i­al required, size and shape of parts and dif­fer­ing mate­ri­als for parts.

Basi­cal­ly, before decid­ing to auto­mate with robot­ic seal­ing sys­tems, you need to con­sid­er your cur­rent pro­duc­tion mod­el, and how it may need to be changed to allow for the inte­gra­tion of seal­ing robot­ics. Can you have part repeata­bil­i­ty? Do you have pieces that will be man­u­fac­tured over and over again? Are the parts too small or two large for a robot­ic seal­ing appli­ca­tion? These are some of the ques­tions you will have to answer, and you will pos­si­bly have to change your pro­duc­tion mod­el to fit the robot, instead of hav­ing the robot fit the model.

How­ev­er, while there are some lim­i­ta­tions, there are also sev­er­al advan­tages to hav­ing robot­ic seal­ing in your facil­i­ty. Two of those ben­e­fits are an increased qual­i­ty and decreased mate­r­i­al costs. The qual­i­ty of the seal­ing process is enhanced with robot­ics because there is con­sis­tent cov­er­age all around the area where sealant is applied. This is not always the case with man­u­al appli­ca­tions. Also, because of this con­sis­ten­cy, there is less sealant used dur­ing the robot­ic seal­ing appli­ca­tion, which cuts down on the amount of sealant need­ed for production.

All in all, if your fac­to­ry and pro­duc­tion mod­el can han­dle seal­ing robot inte­gra­tion, your com­pa­ny can reap the ben­e­fits of this kind of automation.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for Motoman, KUKA, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and Fanuc robot­ics, has many robot­ic seal­ing mod­els avail­able in our Mar­i­on, Ohio facil­i­ty. Our part­ner­ships with these robot­ics com­pa­nies gives us access to all the mod­els they have avail­able, and we are able to cus­tomize them into unique sys­tems to fit any pro­duc­tion lay­out or design.

For more infor­ma­tion about automat­ing with seal­ing robots, con­tact Robots​.com online or at 8777626881.

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