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How To: Install An Industrial Robot


Your shiny new industrial robot arrives at your facility. Now what?  As with many other tasks, it's important to have a checklist to follow when installing an industrial robot. We are happy to provide a step-by-step list of what to do first, second, third, what to remember, what to watch out for, and more.

"How to Install  Your Industrial Robot" is the first in a series of practical application videos designed to provide helpful information for robotics newbies and experts alike.

Here's a preview of some of the topics covered in the video:

1. Remove protective plastic from robot:  This step may seem self-apparent, but first things first.

2. Inspect for damages and missing parts:  This step is very important. Industrial robots, controllers, etc., can be damaged in transit. This is also the best time to double check that every single component you purchased has arrived.

3. Move the robot to designated installation area:  Skidded industrial robots are easily moved with a forklift. Carefully position your robot in its designated spot in your facility. Make sure (if you haven't prior to purchasing the robot) that the installation space can withstand the robot's mass even when the robot is in motion.

4. Bolt the robot in place:  Secure the robot base using the appropriate hardware.

5. Connect cables and peripherals:  Now you are ready to hook up all cabling, wire harnesses, safety peripherals, tooling, etc.

6. Test the robot's movement and cycle:  At this final installation stage, test each and every component prior to putting the robot into commission. Check operator station controls (E-Stop, Start, etc.), safety peripherals such as light curtains, connections, tooling functionality, etc. If any abnormal alarms are sounding, resolve them by consulting the robot manual or calling your integrator.

For further information about installing an industrial robot properly, call RobotWorx' sales department at 740-251-4312 or reach them online.