Companies must take into account certain considerations when choosing an industrial robot to automate processes.
The automation of processes facilitates dangerous tasks that for the human being can suppose a risk. Consequently, automation opens up a whole world of options for industries, since it encourages the improvement and evolution of manufacturing.
Although there are many industrial robots, the most common are three: six-axis robot, selective robot arm and collaborative robots
The six-axis robots are one of the most demanded when automation is required in different industries. The operation depends on six axes or six degrees of freedom that facilitate processes and improve them. Its main advantage lies in its wide range, both vertical and horizontal. This range of movement allows a wide variety of functions such as: welding operations, palletizing, maintenance, assembly, pick and place, painting, machining, cutting, handling of parts, among others. In addition, they can take advantage of Artificial Intelligence software and be self-coded when needed.
Another very common type, this time at a smaller scale and size, are the selective compliance articulated robotic arm (SCARA). In this case, they have less axes, usually 4, although there are mechanisms that can be added if required. Being distensible only in the X-Y axis and fixed in the Z, SCARA robots are perfect for small assemblies.
Finally, the collaborative robots or cobots are designed to improve safety in shared work spaces. They are compact, easy to operate and easy to relocate. In addition, they have sensors that automatically stop in the event of an obstruction or overload. Therefore, work is done in a much safer environment, where human capital can more easily delve into the production process. Thanks to their greater dexterity, they can perform delicate tasks such as polishing fragile materials.
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