The ABC’s of Assembly Robots – From Fanuc to KUKA

Jun 30, 2013

Assembly robots are perfectly suited for industries that need something that can work with precision and speed in tight spaces. Robotic assembly is the perfect worker for this job. Assembly robots are used in several industries, including the automotive, aerospace and electronics.


Assem­bly robots are prob­a­bly the most com­mon robots on the mar­ket today because assem­bly is the most com­mon appli­ca­tion entrust­ed to robots. With their high lev­el of speed and accu­ra­cy, robots are per­fect for assem­bly processes.

Robot­ic assem­bly is used in sev­er­al indus­tries, includ­ing the auto­mo­tive, aero­space and elec­tron­ics indus­tries. Assem­bly robots are well-suit­ed for these indus­tries because of their abil­i­ty to fit into tight spaces and work with quick­ness and pre­ci­sion, which keeps the line mov­ing along at an improved rate.

Sev­er­al robot com­pa­nies make assem­bly robot sys­tems, includ­ing Fanuc, Motoman and KUKA. These com­pa­nies offer sin­gle-armed robots for assem­bly robot­ics. Motoman also offers dual-armed assem­bly robot models.

Fanuc Robot­ics, a leader in assem­bly robot­ics, has sev­er­al assem­bly robot mod­els avail­able, includ­ing the M‑1iA. This robot, also known as a spi­der robot,” is a small, table­top robot assem­bler that is per­fect for small part assem­bling for indus­tries like the elec­tron­ics or med­ical industry.

KUKA Robot­ics, anoth­er robot­ic com­pa­ny lead­ing the way for assem­bly robot pro­duc­tion, has their high-accu­ra­cy series that includes the KR 30 HA, a low­er pay­load robot that can oper­ate many assem­bly process­es. For exam­ple, this assem­bly robot can be used to screw brack­ets onto an automobile.

Yaskawa Motoman Robot­ics, while hav­ing the usu­al sin­gle-armed assem­bly robots, also has reached into the dual-armed mar­ket. Their DIA10 mod­el is able to use each arm inde­pen­dent­ly while assem­bling an item, or it can use both arms togeth­er to assem­ble, mim­ic­k­ing human movements.

Each of these com­pa­nies has sev­er­al oth­er assem­bly robot mod­els avail­able as well, big and small, with a vari­ety of pay­load capacities.

With all the options avail­able, try­ing to find the right robot­ic assem­bler for your appli­ca­tion may seem like a daunt­ing task. Nev­er fear! Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for Fanuc, Motoman and KUKA robot­ics, has sev­er­al new and refur­bished assem­bly robot mod­els ready for cus­tomiza­tion and purchase.

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