How does collaborative robotics help machining?
Little by little the collaborative robotics has been incorporated into more points of the production chain of the machining, becoming more and more an essential piece to achieve maximum productivity. This type of automation has been found to be especially effective at the end of the production line..
Advantages of collaborative robotics in the machining sector
The lack of staff in the machining has accelerated the incorporation of collaborative robotics in processes such as the arrival of orders or in palletizing processes. But, What characteristics must this type of collaborative robotics? To meet the demands of the machining It must be reliable and robust and at the same time be capable of adapting to the changing needs that production may present in order to, be able to work several shifts in a row.
Nowadays, is collaborative robotics or cobots are compact and flexible machines, qualities that allow them to be relocated in different palletizing lines depending on the production needs. These cobots can be reprogrammed to serve different references and work 24/7, adapting to factory cycle times, always under the supervision of employees.
The collaborative robotics offers various advantages over traditional robots in the palletizing process, like, for example, flexibility or ease of programming. With just a few clicks, the staff, without necessarily being specialized in robotics, you can modify the program and adapt the cobot to the palletizing cases you have at that moment. Besides, It is a collaborative machine that takes up little space, therefore, This means that it allows an installation without major changes to the layout of the plant.. It does not require a perimeter fence and that means that it can be designed as a self-supporting cell. Regarding security, the collaborative robotics It has some functions that allow them to share workspace with employees, its sensors stop the machine in the event that they enter the personnel safety zone.
The evolution of collaborative robotics in the machining
That collaborative robotics little by little it is becoming an essential element in the production of machining, makes your technological advances happen faster. Currently there are already collaborative robots that are capable of supporting a payload of up to 20 kilos and a range of 1.750 mm or even the 2.000 mm.
In the execution of repetitive and tedious tasks, in which little space is available and that repeatability has to be ensured, a collaborative robotics it is a suitable tool, since, possible interruptions that may occur at the end of the line are avoided. In situations of multiple product references, as in the case of machining, They are machines that can be easily reprogrammed and if necessary, replace the tool at the end of the arm in a simple way without affecting the rest of the production.
There is a kind of collaborative robotics that can be included in sterile environments because they are composed of materials that prevent the accumulation of dust and dirt, in this way its disinfection is facilitated. It is a type of robot with the ability to work all kinds of boxes, regardless of its shape or dimensions, open and shrink, although it should not exceed 20 kg.
The collaborative robotics It has been a very disruptive technology in companies of all sectors and sizes, but, although it is true that it has been especially, especially in the case of SMEs. The flexibility and automation that they have brought to companies that previously saw the achievement of this automation as something impossible.
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