Five common application areas of industrial robots

1、 What is an industrial robot

Industrial robots are multifunctional, multi degree of freedom electromechanical integrated automatic mechanical equipment and systems that can complete some operational tasks in the manufacturing process through repeated programming and automatic control. By combining the manufacturing host or production line, a single machine or multi machine automation system can be formed to achieve production operations such as handling, welding, assembly, and spraying.

At present, industrial robot technology and industrial development are rapid, and it has been increasingly widely used in production, becoming an important highly automated equipment in modern production.

2、 The characteristics of industrial robots

Since the first generation of robots was introduced in the United States in the early 1960s, the development and application of industrial robots have developed rapidly. However, the most significant characteristics of industrial robots are as follows.

1. Programmable. The further development of production automation is flexible automation. Industrial robots can be reprogrammed with changes in the working environment, so they can play a good role in small batch, multi variety, balanced, and efficient flexible manufacturing processes, and are an important component of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS).

2. Humanization. Industrial robots have similar mechanical structures such as walking, waist rotation, forearms, forearms, wrists, claws, etc., and have computers in control. In addition, intelligent industrial robots also have many biosensors similar to humans, such as skin contact sensors, force sensors, load sensors, visual sensors, acoustic sensors, language functions, etc. Sensors improve the adaptability of industrial robots to the surrounding environment.

3. Universality. Except for specially designed industrial robots, general industrial robots have good versatility when performing different operational tasks. For example, replacing the manual operators (claws, tools, etc.) of industrial robots. Can perform different operational tasks.

4. Mechatronics integration. Industrial robot technology involves a wide range of disciplines, but it is a combination of mechanical and microelectronic technologies. The third-generation intelligent robots not only have various sensors to obtain external environmental information, but also have artificial intelligence such as memory ability, language comprehension ability, image recognition ability, reasoning and judgment ability, which is closely related to the application of microelectronics technology, especially the application of computer technology. Therefore, the development of robotics technology can also verify the development and application level of national science and industrial technology.

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3、 The five commonly used application areas of industrial robots

1. Mechanical processing applications (2%)

The application of robots in the mechanical processing industry is not high, accounting for only 2%. The reason may be that there are many automation equipment in the market that can handle mechanical processing tasks. Mechanical processing robots are mainly engaged in part casting, laser cutting, and water jet cutting.

2. Robot spraying application (4%)

The robot spraying here mainly refers to painting, dispensing, spraying and other work, with only 4% of industrial robots engaged in spraying applications.

3. Robot assembly application (10%)

Assembly robots are mainly engaged in the installation, disassembly, and maintenance of components. Due to the rapid development of robot sensor technology in recent years, the application of robots has become increasingly diverse, directly leading to a decrease in the proportion of robot assembly.

4. Robot welding applications (29%)

The application of robot welding mainly includes spot welding and arc welding used in the automotive industry. Although spot welding robots are more popular than arc welding robots, arc welding robots have developed rapidly in recent years. Many processing workshops are gradually introducing welding robots to achieve automatic welding operations.

5. Robot handling applications (38%)

At present, processing is still the first application field of robots, accounting for approximately 40% of the entire robot application program. Many automated production lines require the use of robots for material, processing, and stacking operations. In recent years, with the rise of collaborative robots, the market share of processing robots has been growing.

In recent years, with the development of technology, industrial robot technology has been advancing rapidly. So, different types of industrial machines involve high-tech technology?

Post time: Apr-03-2024