Three types of robotic systems

Jul 15, 2013

There are three main types of automation systems when considering adding robots to your production line. They are the manipulation robotic system, the mobile robotic system, and the data acquisition and control robotic system. All of these help to reduce the amount of labor and production costs associated with the manufacturing process.


Robot­ic sys­tems are a way of automat­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing appli­ca­tions while reduc­ing the amount of labor and pro­duc­tion costs and time asso­ci­at­ed with the process. These sys­tems are used in almost every man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try today.

While man­u­al labor has dom­i­nat­ed in man­u­fac­tur­ing for cen­turies, it is the robot­ic sys­tem that rev­o­lu­tion­ized the process. Man­u­fac­tur­ers are now able to pro­duce a supe­ri­or-qual­i­ty prod­uct in a reduced amount of time because of robot systems.

There are three types of robot­ic sys­tems – the manip­u­la­tion robot­ic sys­tem, the mobile robot­ic sys­tem and the data acqui­si­tion and con­trol robot­ic system.

The manip­u­la­tion robot sys­tem is the most com­mon­ly used in the man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try. These sys­tems are made up of many of the robot arms with 4 – 6 axes and vary­ing degrees of free­dom. They can per­form sev­er­al dif­fer­ent func­tions, includ­ing weld­ing, mate­r­i­al han­dling and mate­r­i­al removal applications.

The mobile robot­ic sys­tem is a bit dif­fer­ent. This sys­tem con­sists of an auto­mat­ed plat­form that moves items from one place to anoth­er. While these robot sys­tems are used heav­i­ly in man­u­fac­tur­ing for car­ry­ing tools and spare parts, they are also used in the agri­cul­tur­al indus­try for trans­port­ing prod­ucts. These can also be used by sev­er­al dif­fer­ent indus­tries because of their abil­i­ty to swim and fly, as well as move along the ground.

Data acqui­si­tion and con­trol robot­ic sys­tems are used to gath­er, process and trans­mit data for a vari­ety of sig­nals. They are also used in soft­ware for engi­neer­ing and busi­ness. Many of the mobile robot­ic sys­tems can use sig­nals from these systems.

Robots​.com, an inte­gra­tor of robot­ic sys­tems for Motoman, Fanuc, Uni­ver­sal Robots, ABB and KUKA robot­ics com­pa­nies, spe­cial­izes in manip­u­la­tion robot­ic sys­tems. Our high­ly-skilled team of engi­neers, tech­ni­cians and sales­men will work with you to cre­ate the per­fect robot sys­tem for your facility.

For more infor­ma­tion about robot sys­tems, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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