During the early stages of the industrial robot buying process, a prospective buyer needs to decide on several factors regarding their industrial robot. Size, payload capacity, repeatability, reach, and other robotic specifications play a major role in selecting the right robot arm for the industrial application.
Common Robot Specifications
Robot Size (kg): The physical dimensions and weight of an industrial robot arm need to be considered to ensure that the robot arm will fit with existing systems and equipment already on the shop floor.
Maximum Payload Capacity (kg): Industrial applications of robots and specifications often go hand-in-hand. Not only does the size and weight of the part need to be considered, but also the weight of the end-of-arm-tooling should be added into the equation.
Repeatability (mm): Repeatability refers to the ability of the robot arm to return to a previous point. Many current industrial robot arms feature repeatabilities of +/- 0.5 millimeters to +/- 0.02 millimeters. Factors such as number of axes, size, and reach affect repeatability.
Vertical and Horizontal Reach (mm): The reach capabilities of an industrial robot arm often play a major role in deciding whether the arm is right for the application. The robot arm needs to be able to reach all necessary areas of the part it is working on or system that it is working in.
Other industrial robot specifications are important to consider when selecting an industrial robot arm. Axis speeds and motion ranges, for example, can affect cycle times and work envelopes. For more information on selecting the right robot arm for an industrial applications, contact RobotWorx at 740-251-4312.