Mechanical Robots – Finding and Fixing the Errors

Jul 29, 2013

Mechanical robots help packaging and bottle production lines find and fix the errors, producing an increased product quality. Industrial robots are invaluable, working faster, lowering the overall costs, and bringing down the production and labor costs for manufacturers.


Indus­tri­al mechan­i­cal robots have been work­ing in fac­to­ries for 30+ years. They assem­ble cars, they drill air­frames, they pack bot­tles and they pal­letize pack­ages. They per­form dozens of weld­ing, mate­r­i­al han­dling, and removal appli­ca­tions for man­u­fac­tur­ers across the globe.

So, what is the draw toward automat­ing with mechan­i­cal robots? It is sim­ple – mechan­i­cal robot­ic sys­tems do a bet­ter job at these tasks than man­u­al oper­a­tions. They are faster, they are more accu­rate, and they have few­er errors.

Error-proof­ing prod­ucts are a big con­cern for man­u­fac­tur­ers. When prod­ucts con­tain errors, they could break eas­i­ly or cause acci­dents for con­sumers, and those acci­dents reflect poor­ly on rep­u­ta­tion of the man­u­fac­tur­er. Think about it this way – if you bought a prod­uct, and it broke or did not work, would you buy some­thing else from that man­u­fac­tur­er again? Prob­a­bly not.

That is why a mechan­i­cal robot is so impor­tant to many man­u­fac­tur­ers. With the increase in accu­ra­cy and qual­i­ty con­trol track­ing that the robots pro­vide, man­u­fac­tur­ers have less instances of errors reach­ing the customers.

These mechan­i­cal robot­ics are also invalu­able in food pack­ag­ing and bev­er­age bot­tling. These bot­tles and pack­ages are tracked by robots, and a very detailed log is kept of every­thing leav­ing the fac­to­ries. So, if a prod­uct is taint­ed, or it makes some­one ill, the man­u­fac­tur­er can track the pack­age back to the facil­i­ty, mak­ing it eas­i­er to inves­ti­gate and fix the con­t­a­m­i­na­tion problem.

Mechan­i­cal robots are also faster than man­u­al oper­a­tions. A mechan­i­cal robot can run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with­out stop­ping. Unlike human work­ers, they do not need breaks, days off or vaca­tions. This dri­ves down the pro­duc­tion and labor costs for man­u­fac­tur­ers, an advan­tage that they may then pass on to con­sumers. If it costs man­u­fac­tur­ers more to make some­thing, the price is raised. So, in the inverse, if it costs man­u­fac­tur­ers less, the price may be low­ered, ben­e­fit­ing the consumer.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor of mechan­i­cal robots for Fanuc, KUKA, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and Motoman, has sev­er­al new and refur­bished mechan­i­cal robots in stock avail­able for cus­tomiza­tion and pur­chase. Many have the abil­i­ty to be fit­ted with sen­sors and vision-guid­ance sys­tems to fur­ther enhance the error-proof­ing and qual­i­ty con­trol methods.

For more infor­ma­tion on automat­ing your facil­i­ty with a mechan­i­cal robot from Robots​.com, con­tact us today online or at 8777626881.

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