Different Types and Applications of Industrial Robots

Different Types and Applications of Industrial Robots

Laura Davis, Manufacturing Technology Insights | Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Industrial robot applications are easily adaptable to several configurations and designs that allow manufacturers to integrate robotic automation in their industrial processes.

FREMONT, CA : Manufacturers have various industrial robot types to choose from in today's production environment to deliver personalized automation solutions. Welding, pick-and-place, advanced assembly, shipping, raw material handling, quality control, and product packing are all functions performed by industrial robots. Industrial robots are easily adaptable to a wide range of setups and designs, allowing businesses to incorporate robotic automation into their industrial operations.

Industrial Robot Benefits

These procedures provide a lot of benefits. Industrial robots may be scaled to fit any production environment like high or low volume, large, medium, or growing businesses and can operate continuously. They can be designed to swiftly adapt to new duties and deployed in various areas throughout a production operation.

Industrial robots also allow a wide range of work opportunities. System integration and controlling interactive production lines and performance necessitate a diverse group of programmers, operators, techs, engineers, and data analysts.

Almost every industrial robotic application is meant to function autonomously once programmed, and their designs vary depending on their application requirements. Each industrial robot has its own set of capabilities that make it more suited for specific manufacturing applications.

Articulated Robots

Articulated robots feature mechanical arrangements that are similar to those of a human arm. The arm is attached to a twisting joint at its base and can have anywhere from two to ten rotary joints within it. They're applied in various large and small applications, including food packaging, arc and spot welding, material handling, automotive assembly, steel cutting, and steel bridge construction, to mention a few.

SCARA Robots

Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) is an acronym for Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm. These industrial robots have three-axis that work in the same way as the Cartesian X, Y, and Z, but they also feature rotating mobility. SCARA robots specialize in lateral movements and are better suited to assembly applications than cylindrical or Cartesian robots because of their faster movement and easier integration. 

Delta Robots

Delta robots, also known as parallel link robots, are made up of three parallel joint connections joined to a single, shared base via a dome-shaped work envelope. They are both the fastest and most expensive industrial robots, capable of reaching extremely high speeds. They're employed in a wide range of sectors, including food, pharmaceuticals, and electronics, as well as optical fibre alignment and aviation and vehicle simulators.

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