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Industrial robotic arm

The wonder of modern engineering

Engineering science has been trying to mimic human arms by manufacturing industrial robotic arm. Still, it was not until 1937 that the first five axes of the movement were possible using a single motor. Today, the manufacturer builds robot using steel or cast, motors that act by joins and ending with the wrist. The design of the robot at the end of the arm is to adapt a tool or End of Arm Tooling to perform a specific task.

History of Industrial Robot Arm

  • 1961 – Programmable transfer machine and their primary purpose was to transfer the object from one point to the another.
  • 1969 – First electric six axes articulated robot
  • 1970 – Start to produce similar industrial robots.
  • 1973 – Leading name-brand, for example, KUKA Robotic and ABB Robotic started to manufacturing industrial robot arm and since then improving the robots.

Types of robots

Today, the most common types of robotic arms in manufacturing are articulated robotsSCARA robots, delta robots and cartesian coordinate robots, and gantry robots.

Even though robot arm, six degrees of freedom or six-axis robots, have some similarities with human arm, the truth is that modern engineering has not been capable of mimicking the freedom of movement of a human arm.

Manufacturing Applications

The mechanical system of industrial robots makes them faster than human but not with the same amazing ability.  Robots are high-speed than with no proper safety equipment they can cause serious injury to the operators. Clearly, robots increase the speed of the manufacturing process with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

Also, robots can perform different applications due to high precision, for example,  welding, material handling, assembly, cutting, palletising, and others.

Benefits of using robotics

The operator can program the robot for the specific task, but due to the versatility of the robot, they can reprogram to perform a different job. Also, robots can lift heavy parts, for example, palletising or even heavyweight welds or assemble a complete automobile, or even food or fragile items. Tasks that human cannot perform efficiently.

The wonder of modern engineering solutions brings high precision robotic arm with a minimum or no error at all. Also, some of the benefits are: reducing labour costs and waste materials and fast return on investment.

Robot Integrator

Robot Store provides, new or used industrial robot, at an affordable price but also integrates any manufacturing application as well as provide robot programming, simulation, training and spares.

Whether is KUKA, FANUC, ABB, Motoman or another industrial robotic arm. We provide complete robot systems, check out our Robot Calculator Tool

For more information about industrial robotic arms, contact Robot Store today at 07840 913224.

 

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