Who builds the robots that build industry?
Industrial robot manufacturing has taken off in the last 30 years. Robots are used in several industries, including the automotive, aerospace, and consumer goods industries. If something comes out of a mid-sized factory, it has probably been touched by a robot at one point or another.
But, these robots do not appear out of thin air, they are not born. Industrial robots are, in fact, manufactured as well.
An industrial robot is defined by the International Organization of Standardization as an “automatically controlled, re-programmable, multipurpose manipulator programmable in three or more axes.” Many industrial robotic arms have five or more axes.
Several manufacturers make these technological giants. Three of the leaders –Fanuc, Motoman, and KUKA – build several models that can perform many tasks like material handling, welding and material removal, while offering numerous productivity advantages to consumers.
The first step is to produce the industrial robotic arm. Before the arm can be built, it must go through the design and fabrication process. Once the fabrication is approved, the robot is assembled.
Robot arms are typically made of raw materials like steel, aluminum and cast iron. Some special robots, like those used in clean room applications, are made of titanium.
Beginning at the base, these industrial robots are assembled of several components, including motors, cylinders, cables and bearings. They are then tested before being sent out to the consumer.
Once the industrial robot arm is assembled by these robot manufacturing companies, it still needs a teach pendant, controller and end-of-arm-tooling to begin performing the processes it was designed to do.
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