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Machine loading and unloading by industrial robots

In machine loading and unloading process, a robot will be used to move the work parts to or/and from the production machine. This application comes under the category of material handling operations. The machine loading and unloading application includes the following three processes: Machine loading Machine unloading Machine load and unload Machine loading: In this […]

Types of costs required for developing a robot

In a robot project, there are two types of cost statistics available for performing the economic analysis such as: Investment costs Operating costs Types of costs included in the investment costs: Several types of costs that come under the investment costs are robot purchase cost, installation costs, engineering costs, special tooling, and miscellaneous costs. Robot […]

Safety in industrial robotics

In industrial robotics, the safety issues can be described into two factors such as: Support of robots Dangers caused by robots to the human operators. The first factor of safety issue is concerned with the support of robots. In olden days, the human workers were mostly affected by diseases, while working on hazardous workplaces. Some […]

Three methods to develop a robot with profit

Before starting the development of a robot, some of the data must be collected to carry out economic analysis effectively. They are: Type of robot to be installed. Cost to install a robot. Time taken to produce a robot. Savings and benefits in the development. In an industry, the investment put on the development of […]

Robot work volume and its comparisons

A space on which a robot can move and operate its wrist end is called as a work volume. It is also referred as the work envelope and work space. For developing a better work volume, some of the physical characteristics of a robot should be considered such as: The anatomy of various robots The […]

Factors for selecting a robot based on the application

In an industry, the engineers will be having several robots under their control. According to the job given, the engineers must be able to select the perfect robot. This is only possible, if the engineers are well known about the technical features of every robot. The important technical features that are to be noted before […]

Robot Mechanical Transmission Systems

The links and joints of a robot will require anyone of the drive systems (electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic) to perform several motions. However, the necessary speed or torque is not gained even with the use of an actuator. As a result, the mechanical transmission system is applied. There are many methods for transferring mechanical power […]

Robot Operating Techniques

A robot certainly requires a system for operating their various external mechanisms in the programming stage. Some important robot operating techniques are: Manual Data Input Panel Teach Pendant Computer Control Manual Data Input Panel: The manual data input panel is shortly called as MDI. It is mainly used to perform three processes such as to […]

Robot Links and Joints

In a robot, the connection of different manipulator joints is known as Robot Links, and the integration of two or more link is called as Robot Joints. A robot link will be in the form of solid material, and it can be classified into two key types input link and output link. The movement […]

Robot Drive Systems

A robot will require a drive system for moving their arm, wrist, and body. A drive system is usually used to determine the capacity of a robot. For actuating the robot joints, there are three different types of drive systems available such as: Electric drive system, Hydraulic drive system, and Pneumatic drive system. The most […]