The Versatility of Industrial Robots

 

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the advantages of robot automation.  Robots have enabled manufacturers to speed production rates, keep their manual workers out of hazardous conditions, and increase flexibility and versatility in their industries.  Versatile robots have streamlined the production process.

versatility of industrial robots

Robots are able to adapt to new processes as well as changes in market demand.  Their versatility ensures they take minimal time to be reprogrammed for the necessary tasks, whether it be picking and placing, welding, dispensing fluid, or make cosmetic changes. 

Robotic end-of-arm tooling is gaining importance as robot users demand more versatility.  Flexible, intelligent end-of-arm tooling adds value to the overall system.  Consisting of servo grippers, hybrid tooling, advanced tool changers and control modules, end-of-arm tooling is now easy to implement and use.

Robotic tool changers enhance robot versatility by providing the robots with the flexibility to change end effectors automatically.  High repeatability is accomplished as they function for millions of cycles.  Expensive, non-productive tool changing time is significantly reduced.  An automatic tool changer is an extension of the robot arm and must be gripped securely.  ATI Industrial Automation offers the QuickChange tool changer with an air-actuated piston on the master plate. 

Advanced manufacturing allows Daimler-Chrysler to produce excellent cars.  Their premium brand, Mercedes-Benz, is using a revolutionary production technology system called “Cooperating Robots.”  KUKA developed this innovative manufacturing system that enables coordinated teamwork between robots.  The teamwork speeds their production time, and allows greater precision and versatility.  Intelligent Ethernet-based communication was developed for more flexible and efficient robot operation.  As the production robots become more versatile team players, it is apparent that conventional production cannot implement the practices that these robots can.

To demonstrate the versatility of robotic systems, consider the industries that commonly use robots:  aerospace, agriculture, automobile, construction, entertainment, health care, laboratories, law enforcement, manufacturing, military, mining, transportation, utilities, hazardous environments, and even private home use.

RobotWorx buys and sells new and used industrial robots that can be used for a large variety of applications.  We have also worked with a large variety of different industries so our knowledge of robotic integration is vast.  If you would you like to learn more about industrial robots, contact us at 740-251-4312 today.

 
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