When designing a robotic workcell, it is important to understand the way you manuever the workpiece into position for the robot to work on. Choosing the right type of positioner will depend on the type of product, the application and how the part needs to be moved to optimize production. RobotWorx offers a variety of positioners that can be implemented into your work area. Here are some of our more common positioners companies tend to choose:
A robotic workcell stationary table positioner is pretty basic. This is a fixed table where a work piece can be placed. Once the work piece is placed on the table, the workcell robot manipulates the piece, and then the piece is move to the next area.
The robot cell that uses a turntable has a work piece rotated in and out of the robot’s work area. The work piece will be placed on fixtures on one side of the turntable, and once the robot operation begins, the turntable will rotate the piece horizontally into the robot’s work zone so the application can be performed.
Ferris Wheel Positioner
This is a positioner made for large pieces that need to be welded by multiple robots. The robot workcell ferris wheel positioner will rotate a large work piece vertically into the robots’ work area. This kind of a positioner can be used with up to three robots.
A robotic cell can also use another workcell as a positioner if it lends to a leaner, more efficient application. Robots can load and unload parts or position parts for robots to manipulate or weld.
RobotWorx integrates robotic workcells from Motoman, FANUC, ABB, KUKA, Genesis and our very own RobotWorx brand. These workcells can be customized to your application needs with the right type of positioners, end effectors, size and safety features.
For more information about automating with a customized robotic work cell from RobotWorx, contact us today at 740-251-4312.