Robot cells are revolutionizing the e-commerce industry. They are the latest in automated assembly machinery. In the past, robot cells would often take more than two months to put together. Today, we can build a complete robot cell in just three days. Below we’ll go over the essential tips needed to create a complete robot cell.
Pick Your Robot
Before making any decisions, complete a full list of tasks to be automated. Give each task a timeframe and a “station,” where a robot will be assigned. There will be specific tasks requiring human involvement. Knowing what is expected of your assembly line allows you to make the right choice. When picking your robot, consider features such as tooling, grippers, safety enclosures, conveyors, and fixtures.
Pick Your Pedestal
Each robot cell requires a pedestal, which is either mobile or fixed. When shopping for a pedestal, ask yourself the following questions: Will this be used for heavy-duty or lightweight applications? Should the height be fixed or telescopic? What is the desired angle of the robotic arm?
Choose a Gripper
The gripper is the interface between the object and the robot arm. When choosing the gripper, determine the weight and dimensions of the objects the robot cell will handle. Once you’ve determined the proportions of the objects, consider the following:
- Cycle Time
Choose the Material Handling Method
The most popular option for material handling are conveyors, which work great for dispensing, assembling, pick-and-place applications, and palletizing.
Automated Assembly Machinery
If you’re interested in streamlining your production, give us a call. We specialize in rotary assembly machines.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Automated Part Handling Systems You can feed multiple parts into one system. We apply various tools types that account for the total amount of pieces you will feed through the automated assembly machinery. In many cases, simple adjustments can sometimes be made, whereas in other cases, interchangeable tooling is required to maximize the output of the machine between part styles.
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