The benefits of a rotary positioner

Feb 25, 2014

Investing in a rotary positioner will benefit your production line greatly as it expands the workspace of the robot. A rotary positioner helps to rotate a part in and out of a robot's workspace and then rotate the work piece back out of the robot's work space.


Invest­ing in a robot­ic work cell is one of the most effi­cient ways to inte­grate robot­ics into your pro­duc­tion line. Most work cells are com­posed of a robot, a con­troller, a pow­er sup­ply, end of arm tool­ing, a safe­ty pack­age and some sort of posi­tion­er. Many com­pa­nies choose a rotary posi­tion­er for their work cell because of the way it expands the work­space of the robot.

A rotary posi­tion­er is a posi­tion­er that rotates a part in and out of a robot’s work­space. In many cas­es, a human work­er or a robot will load a part onto the rotary posi­tion­er, and then it will rotate the part into the robot’s work­space, where it is weld­ed, mate­r­i­al is removed, or some oth­er robot­ic appli­ca­tion is per­formed. Then, when that appli­ca­tion is com­plete, the posi­tion­er rotates the work piece back out of the robot’s work space. This keeps work­ers away from the robot dur­ing oper­a­tion, which enhances the lev­el of safe­ty in the shop.

Many com­pa­nies choose some­thing like a rotary posi­tion­er for their work cells because they are able to han­dle two parts at once. When one part is posi­tioned onto the rotary, it is rotat­ed into the work­space, and anoth­er part can be loaded onto the oth­er side. Then, when the first part is fin­ished and rotat­ed out, the next piece is rotat­ed in. It gets the work done twice as fast, which saves time and mon­ey for the manufacturer.

Are you inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about the posi­tion­ers avail­able for your next work­cell? If so, you should con­tact Robots​.com and learn about all the posi­tion­ers we have avail­able for our cus­tomers. Robots​.com pro­vides solu­tions from sev­er­al dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB. Our staff is here to help you build and cus­tomize the per­fect work cell for your budget.

If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about posi­tion­ers and what Robots​.com can do for you, please con­tact us online or at 8777626881.

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