A robot cell, a complete system of robot, controller, and peripherals, needs to operate smoothly and efficiently to complete tasks. As workcells gain versatility, a new range of opportunities are opened for automation.
Proventia believes their company gained a positive competitive advantage when they equipped robot systems with PC-based control technology. Proventia works on automated production lines in the electronics, metalworking, and composites industries. Their robot systems are extremely versatile and their software allows for a variety of movements. The CIRV500i is a versatile robotic cell that can cover a wide range of tasks in the electronics industry due to its modular structure. The CIRB500i is used to produce a high volume of electronics items, attaching parts, labels, and logos, assembly, packing, and testing.
ABB offers FlexArc robotic welding cells that are complete robot systems. The modular packages offered are flexible and versatile. All of FlexArc cells have replicas of the real cell that are available in a virtual computer format by using RobotStudio software.
Robotic Automation Systems works on turnkey automated assembly cells for plastic injection molding, insert molding, and overmolding processes. These assembly cells are custom designed and built specifically for the user’s application. These cells may include bowl feeder/part orientation, conveyor systems, vision inpection and orientation, or packaging. Both 6-axis and SCARA robots can be used in these workcells, depending on the application.
At the University of Oldenburg in Germany, engineers are working to develop and control a versatile nanohandling robot cell. The cell in a scanning electron microscope requires two microrobots cooperating in the chamber of the microscope. A 3-D graphical interface delivers information that might not be discovered in a typical scanning electron microscope image.
As technology allows engineers to probe further into their quest for versatility, automated workcells continue to replace what could only be manual tasks in the past. RobotWorx is a certified industrial robot integrator who can help you create and integrate a robotic work cell that can add versatility to your shop. To find out how, contact us at 740-251-4312.