The Versatility of Industrial Robots

Sep 17, 2013

Industrial robots are easily able to adapt to new processes and help answer the demands and challenge that exist on the market. Industrial robots are showing up on production floors across the globe and are proving to be what you need to stay competitive in the manufacturing world. The versatility of industrial robots helps them reduce programming time or other line items that will take time.


It doesn’t take a rock­et sci­en­tist to fig­ure out the advan­tages of robot automa­tion. Robots have enabled man­u­fac­tur­ers to speed pro­duc­tion rates, keep their man­u­al work­ers out of haz­ardous con­di­tions, and increase flex­i­bil­i­ty and ver­sa­til­i­ty in their indus­tries. Ver­sa­tile robots have stream­lined the pro­duc­tion process.

Robots are able to adapt to new process­es as well as changes in mar­ket demand. Their ver­sa­til­i­ty ensures they take min­i­mal time to be repro­grammed for the nec­es­sary tasks, whether it be pick­ing and plac­ing, weld­ing, dis­pens­ing flu­id, or make cos­met­ic changes. 

Robot­ic end-of-arm tool­ing is gain­ing impor­tance as robot users demand more ver­sa­til­i­ty. Flex­i­ble, intel­li­gent end-of-arm tool­ing adds val­ue to the over­all sys­tem. Con­sist­ing of ser­vo grip­pers, hybrid tool­ing, advanced tool chang­ers and con­trol mod­ules, end-of-arm tool­ing is now easy to imple­ment and use.

Robot­ic tool chang­ers enhance robot ver­sa­til­i­ty by pro­vid­ing the robots with the flex­i­bil­i­ty to change end effec­tors auto­mat­i­cal­ly. High repeata­bil­i­ty is accom­plished as they func­tion for mil­lions of cycles. Expen­sive, non-pro­duc­tive tool chang­ing time is sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced. An auto­mat­ic tool chang­er is an exten­sion of the robot arm and must be gripped secure­ly. ATI Indus­tri­al Automa­tion offers the QuickChange tool chang­er with an air-actu­at­ed pis­ton on the mas­ter plate. 

Advanced man­u­fac­tur­ing allows Daim­ler-Chrysler to pro­duce excel­lent cars. Their pre­mi­um brand, Mer­cedes-Benz, is using a rev­o­lu­tion­ary pro­duc­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tem called Coop­er­at­ing Robots.” KUKA devel­oped this inno­v­a­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing sys­tem that enables coor­di­nat­ed team­work between robots. The team­work speeds their pro­duc­tion time, and allows greater pre­ci­sion and ver­sa­til­i­ty. Intel­li­gent Eth­er­net-based com­mu­ni­ca­tion was devel­oped for more flex­i­ble and effi­cient robot oper­a­tion. As the pro­duc­tion robots become more ver­sa­tile team play­ers, it is appar­ent that con­ven­tion­al pro­duc­tion can­not imple­ment the prac­tices that these robots can.

To demon­strate the ver­sa­til­i­ty of robot­ic sys­tems, con­sid­er the indus­tries that com­mon­ly use robots: aero­space, agri­cul­ture, auto­mo­bile, con­struc­tion, enter­tain­ment, health care, lab­o­ra­to­ries, law enforce­ment, man­u­fac­tur­ing, mil­i­tary, min­ing, trans­porta­tion, util­i­ties, haz­ardous envi­ron­ments, and even pri­vate home use.

Robots​.com buys and sells new and used indus­tri­al robots that can be used for a large vari­ety of appli­ca­tions. We have also worked with a large vari­ety of dif­fer­ent indus­tries so our knowl­edge of robot­ic inte­gra­tion is vast. If you would you like to learn more about indus­tri­al robots, con­tact us at 8777626881 or get in touch with rep­re­sen­ta­tives online.

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