Manufacturing or Replicating?

Jun 18, 2013

Industrial robots are seen throughout every industry and manufacturing application in the world today. Robots are accomplishing palletizing, packaging, cutting, and welding with incredible accuracy and consistency.


Robots work in every facet of indus­tri­al man­u­fac­tur­ing today. These man­u­fac­tur­ing robots are assem­bling elec­tron­ics, pack­ag­ing food, cut­ting met­al and weld­ing cars.

So what hap­pens when robots begin man­u­fac­tur­ing oth­er robots? While it may sound like a scene straight out of iRo­bot, I assure you, it is not.

Indus­tri­al man­u­fac­tur­ing robots work on assem­bly lines con­struct­ing oth­er items, includ­ing vehi­cles and elec­tron­ics that are com­plex and have many inter­work­ing parts. If a robot can put togeth­er a tele­vi­sion cir­cuit board or a Volk­swa­gen, then why not anoth­er indus­tri­al robot?

There are robot­ics com­pa­nies that are using indus­tri­al robot­ics to build dif­fer­ent parts of the robots they pro­duce. Fanuc, a leader in the robot­ics indus­try, uses its indus­tri­al robots to build parts for oth­er indus­tri­al robots the com­pa­ny produces.

Some see this as signs that man­u­fac­tur­ing is mov­ing away from actu­al man­u­fac­tur­ing and into repli­ca­tion. How­ev­er, these repli­cat­ing ideas are cur­rent­ly only exis­tent in the sci­en­tif­ic test­ing phases.

For an indus­tri­al robot to be able to ful­ly repli­cate itself, it would have to be able to gath­er all the raw mate­ri­als nec­es­sary to make itself autonomous indus­tri­al indus­tri­al­ly. These indus­tri­al robot­ic sys­tems, no mat­ter how arti­fi­cial­ly intel­li­gent or com­plex, do not have these abilities.

Of course, it is pos­si­ble that robot repli­ca­tion will become an indus­try in the future as the need for more and more indus­tri­al robot ser­vices become preva­lent in society.

While Robots​.com does not have robots repli­cat­ing robots in its facil­i­ty, the com­pa­ny will cus­tomize and inte­grate an indus­tri­al robot sys­tem based on your exact specifications.

Robots​.com, an inte­gra­tor of Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA robot­ics, strives for excel­lence with its cus­tomers. Our high­ly skilled group of engi­neers, design­ers and sales­men will work to build you an indus­tri­al sys­tem that will leave you 100 per­cent satisfied.

For more infor­ma­tion about automat­ing an indus­tri­al robot­ic sys­tem with Robots​.com, con­tact us online or at 8777626881.

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