Industrial robots have been making manufacturing easier for more than forty years now. As the robots become more and more highly evolved, they become more flexible, and even easier for manufacturers to integrate into their production lines.
A robot’s flexibility is integral to how it operates on a production line. An industrial robot is able to bend and stretch in ways that humans cannot mimic. With this option of a much greater reach, manufacturers have the ability to use robots at several different stations, instead of at just one place on a production line. Many robots have the ability to rotate 360 degrees, which means that a work area can be very versatile.
Another way that robots are flexible is their ability to perform several different kinds of applications. Many robots can handle material, as well as weld and/or remove material. With these types of robots on the line, manufacturers are not only able to speed up their production and improve their accuracy, but also save money by cutting down on the amount of equipment necessary to perform production tasks.
RobotWorx, a certified integrator for several different robotics companies, including FANUC, Motoman, KUKA and ABB, has access to several hundred flexible robot models. Our customers are able to work with our staff all the way from the initial consultation to the integration into their facility, having a hand in designing and building the robot from beginning to end.