The start of the 21st century marks the beginning of automated assembly machinery becoming a staple of manufacturing. The human assembly line has given way to a fully automated machine capable of increasing manufacturing performance levels. Within the last decade or so, robotic integration has become standard for many automated assembly machines. There are limitations and advantages experienced when building and installing automated machinery.
There are three main styles of automation equipment. These include:
Robotic Automation Equipment
These systems are highly technical and are often referred to as industrial robotic equipment. This equipment type is considered a subgroup of machines, and they are programmed to complete various applications. Robotics can easily be integrated into an existing system, or they are designed as stand-alone systems. Some of the most common robot tasks include material handling, moving services, assembling, painting, and more. These systems are typically constructed with rotary indexing machines to improve overall performance.
Manufacturing Automation Equipment
These systems are the most simplistic machine for making parts and products. These systems are typically tasked with handling applications related to material handling, quality control, and general manufacturing. In most cases, systems are both computer-controlled and programmed.
Factory Automation Equipment
These systems are like manufacturing automation equipment except for one major difference: factory automation equipment is meant for general movement functions. For instance, these systems are tasked with computer-controlled lifting and lowering. For more information on designing and integrating these systems into your warehouse or factory, you should not hesitate to give us a call.
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