As a manufacturer you may feel internal operations are slow and the output simply just doesn’t cut it. Hiring more employees’ will only results in more production, but less quality.
While as humans we tend to have limits, robots maintain a resilient and dedicated outlook in the hours they put in, and the kind of work they do. In the manufacturing industry, for example, a robot may be involved packaging, while at the same time do machine tending.
Let’s take a look at some of the best robots in the trade.
Although SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) robots are popular for their lightweight and discreet nature, they also have fast cycle times making them ideal for use in crowded places.
Mostly designed to handle tasks that require vertical assembly the SCARA largely functions in lateral movements enabling operations such as palletizing, and biomed applications.
Being fast and easier to integrate than other robots makes the SCARA a prized asset for manufacturers worldwide.
With what closely resembles the human arm, articulated bots at universal robot are all-round machines designed to perform acts that require high flexibility. Containing an arm mounting at the base joint, this robot rotates freely and can work both under and around obstructions.
Having this degree of freedom allows articulated robots to function in versatile environments like spot welding, arc welding, food packaging, steel cutting, machine tending, and automotive assembly.
Offering flexibility in robot speed, stroke length, size, and precision, Cartesian robots move linearly along the Cartesian coordinate system. When placed above a workspace the Cartesian robot exhibits positional awareness, similar to humans.
Being simple in its operations enables it to accommodate heavy loads at once, while also be easy to program. While its movement remains largely grounded, the robot is highly customizable to fit in any working environment.
Common uses for the Cartesian robot include:
- Loading and offloading
- Material handling
- Picking and placing
- Handling nuclear material
- Adhesive applications
Usually recognized for their fast pace, delta robots consist of three arms attached to a common base. Once you place the delta robot above its workstation, it immediately begins fast pace operations, controlled by the effector.
With a dome shape design and a lightweight body the delta robot is precise and critical in its functions, making it ideal for use in industries such as pharmaceutical, food, electronic and automobile sectors.
Requiring as little floor space as possible the cylindrical robots use a rotary joint and one prismatic joint to connect the links. This allows the robot to carry large payloads and be able to reach all around itself.
The ease of assembling the cylindrical robot makes it the right fit for working in tight areas, and performing operations with simplicity. Often relied upon for its speed and repeatability this robots takes part in a host of activities that include:
- Transport off LCD panels
- Die Casting
- Coating applications
- Assembly applications
With an arm containing two rotary joints, and one linear joint connecting to the base, the polar robot takes a spherical shape that compliments its functions. As one of the early robot versions, these spherical robots operate from one single point (pivoting shaft) that extends its capabilities to the rotating arm, enabling it to reach all rounds.
The fast and efficient standard of the polar robot make it a suitable tool for large volumes of work, with little floor space needed. The fact that this robot can reach below and above obstacles, clearly shows why it is preferred in functions like die casting, material handling, and injection molding.
The need for fast, effective and efficient robots in companies is almost basic. As more businesses continue to value output above all else, the demand for robots will certainly go up.
Insure your company from human error by onboarding the SCARA robot, Cartesian robot, articulated robot, Delta robot, or Polar robot to ease the pressure that internal functions demand.