Robot Dispensing Automation

Jul 4, 2013

Dispensing robots are able to provide production lines with accurate, consistent, and amazing quality products. They are designed specifically for unique dispensing applications with the correct orbot model, software, and hardware.


Who didn’t love watch­ing a can­dy dis­penser drop a pre­cious piece of can­dy into their hand as a child? Robots do the same thing, but their dis­pens­ing tasks are auto­mat­ic. They can dis­pense a vari­ety of mate­ri­als: flu­ids, adhe­sives, wire, and med­ica­tion, as well as large objects like a vat of con­crete, or minis­cule objects, like DNA genet­ic material.

When dis­pens­ing, robots move mate­r­i­al from one loca­tion to anoth­er. It is imper­a­tive for the robots to have accu­rate, con­sis­tent move­ments, because even a minor mar­gin of error can cause a big mis­take on a final prod­uct. The robot mod­el, soft­ware, and hard­ware should be designed specif­i­cal­ly for the cer­tain type of dis­pens­ing. Robots have flex­i­bil­i­ty and a large reach, which makes them ide­al for dis­pens­ing operations. 

Since auto­mat­ic dis­pens­ing requires extreme accu­ra­cy and pre­ci­sion, the con­sis­tent pace of the robot’s move­ment is of utmost impor­tance. This con­sis­ten­cy ensures that the dis­pens­ing amount is always cor­rect. An auto­mat­ed dis­pens­ing sys­tem pro­duces sav­ings in that more parts per hour are com­plet­ed, and pro­duc­tion costs are decreased. In the phar­ma­col­o­gy field, not only do work­ers ben­e­fit from being released from repet­i­tive dis­pens­ing duties, but also cus­tomers are pleased because the focus shifts to them. Cus­tomer ser­vice lev­els soar when the dis­pens­ing is tak­en care of behind the scenes by a robot. 

The most pop­u­lar mod­els of dis­pens­ing robots are the Delta gantry and the 6‑axis. The Delta Gantry mod­el is mount­ed over­head and reduces floor space. They typ­i­cal­ly have low­er costs as well. A 6‑axis mod­el boasts impres­sive abil­i­ties to reach and multitask.

KUKA has a KR 30 mod­el with vari­a­tions includ­ing clean­room and food-han­dling rat­ings. KUKA has also intro­duced two auto­mat­ed appli­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies to ben­e­fit auto­mo­bile man­u­fac­tures with dis­pens­ing: SAM and HRK

Fanuc offers paint­ing and dis­pens­ing robots equipped with PAINT­works III soft­ware, offer­ing con­tin­u­ous con­trol for seal­ing and dis­pens­ing duties. 

Motoman also offers a vari­ety of robots ide­al for dis­pens­ing mate­ri­als into com­plex shapes. The advanced robot path func­tions con­trol the accu­ra­cy and con­sis­ten­cy of dispensing. 

When dis­pens­ing duties call, robot dis­pens­ing automa­tion answers. Robots​.com is a robot inte­gra­tor for Motoman, KUKA, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and Fanuc. If you are inter­est­ed in a dis­pens­ing robot to auto­mate a process with­in your fac­to­ry, con­tact us today at 8777626881.

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