Shorting, Screwing, Inspection, Gluing & Dispending, Pick and place.
MATERIAL HANDLING INTEGRATED WITH ROBOTS
Material handling and Robots can automate some of the most tedious, dull, and unsafe tasks in a production line and is one of the easiest ways to add automation. Material handling robots enhance the efficiency of your production line and increase customer satisfaction by providing quality products in a timely manner.
The term material handling encompasses a wide variety of product movements on the shop floor. Part selection and transferring, palletizing, packing, and machine loading are just a few of the applications that are considered material handling.
PICK AND PLACE APPLICATION
During this handling process, the work piece is picked up from a defined position and placed again at another.
Cobots can perform such tasks around the clock and with very high precision and repetition accuracy. If the tasks are repeated, the respective programming of the Cobot can be saved and recalled at any time.
The supreme discipline is the so-called “reaching into the box”, also called “bin picking”. Using a camera system, the cobot identifies the respective work piece and automatically removes it from the box.
MACHINE TENDING APPLICATION
Cobots can relieve specialists in the company of the monotonous loading and unloading of machines. What’s more, as cobots are always ready for use and can work day and night, the times when the machines are at a standstill are also reduced. Once the work piece is finished, the cobot immediately unloads the machine and reloads it.
The cobots do not need much space for this, manual operation of the machines remains possible. With the vacuum grippers, cobots are particularly flexible and can be used on machines with different work pieces.
Products are moved more efficiently
Products are stored more efficiently in warehouses
Using standard pallet sizes can optimize warehouse operations and workflow
Less risk of product damage due to handling
Less risk of worker injury
Because pallets are stronger and more durable than other shipping containers, they can hold more products and heavier products without the risk of breaking.
Easier to transport products
A single pallet with several items is easier to manage/keep track of
Compared to other styles of unit load bases that may require specialized equipment, the universal sizes and shapes of pallets can easily be lifted and stacked by forklifts and pallet jacks.
GLUING & DISPENSING
Manual processes are slow, imperfect and messy. They leave a lot to be desired, and can often prove to be a bottleneck in production processes. Automation solves much of these problems in three main ways. Accuracy
By nature, robotic systems are highly repeatable. Adhesive dispensing becomes highly accurate after automating. This means that little to no time is spent cleaning up and correcting messy and imperfect dispensing jobs. The production line can keep moving as fast as the adhesive can be dispensed. Speed
Robots can dispense adhesives extremely fast when compared to manual processes and accounting for overall uptime. Robotic dispensing systems can dispense at speeds with perfect accuracy. Add high levels of uptime to this, and you have an automated dispensing system that can dispense significantly more adhesive per day when compared to manual processes.
SCREWING with AUTO SCREW FEEDER
Collaborative robotic screw driving provides a highly accessible way for almost any business to use screw driving automation. Unlike the conventional approaches, cobots can be applied to many different situations, including high-mix, low-volume manufacturing.
There is also a whole host of benefits associated with collaborative robot screw driving.
1. Easy programming
2. Improved consistency
3. Reduced injuries
4. Better flexibility
5. Quick deployment.
7. Impressive ROI
8. Consistent accuracy
The accuracy of a screw driving robot will certainly be more consistent than that of a human operator. Although humans are better at handling uncertainty and variability, a robot will maintain a consistent accuracy over all of its screw driving operations.
Collaborative robots can have a pose repeatability of just fractions of a millimeter, which is more than suitable for most screw driving operations.
9. Small footprint
Unlike conventional screw driving automation, collaborative robots do not require a lot of floor or bench space in your facility. You can set up a cobot on a standard table and it won’t get in anyone’s way.