The dynamics of industrial development nowadays is constantly growing, which in turn requires modern production to organize a high-quality, economical, flexible and stable technological process. One of the possible solutions to this complex problem is production robotization. Every year, the number of robotic systems put into operation is increasing, and at the same time, the range of tasks to be solved is expanding. Industrial robots in mechanical engineering have a number of obvious advantages:
Performance The main criteria for the introduction of industrial robots, especially in the same type of operations, is to increase the productivity of the process. There is no need to pay robots wages, processing and social contributions, vacation, maternity and sick leave. Using robots allows you to change the quantitative and qualitative indicators of old equipment. High robot performance is clearly superior to human - this is a guaranteed way to gain advantages over competitors.
Quality and stability The industrial robotic arm does not get tired, therefore the quality of painting of a specific product or assembly of a complex assembly will be stable both at the beginning and at the end of the shift. In addition, in modern reality, there is a problem of hiring highly professional and responsible workers in the workplace. The use of robots in technological complex and critical processes makes it possible for production to have a minimum number of highly qualified and highly paid specialists.
Safety The most important factor is safe working conditions for employees. Technological operations, which include work in conditions of high and low temperatures, toxic atmosphere, high noise pollution, significantly increase salary costs, personal protective equipment, narrow the circle of applicants willing to work on this production site. The robot does not need protection of the respiratory system or vision, it has an order of magnitude lower requirements for environmental quality, lighting, noise pollution.
Robots can carry out such technological operations: - Robot cutting This is the process of moving the cutting tool (laser beam, plasma torch, waterjet jet cutting torch). Due to the fact that a robot with a laser can perform cutting both sheet materials and other workpieces with high complexity of the volumetric shape of the surface. At the same time, it is possible to thread along the most bizarre paths, and the thickness of the material depends on existing cutting technologies and similar equipment. - Robotic surface treatment The painting robot guarantees high and stable quality results in the process of painting, spraying, surface preparation. The use of industrial manipulators allows to achieve uniform processing, saving consumables. - Robotic arc welding Robotic welding is the most widely used application of industrial robots. Based on the simplest solutions and completed advanced complexes. This requires the perfect solution. Among other things, the robot for welding can produce surfacing - the restoration of worn surfaces and products. - Robotic machine service Robotic integration of industrial robots with industrial machines. A robotic arm for machine automation can produce dangerous and time-consuming manipulations. Loading / unloading workpieces from a foundry machine, turning and milling center, press or machine equipment. - Robotic milling A milling robot can process parts. Using the additional station, you can select the tool required for this operation. - Robotic palletizing One of the commonly used industrial robots is stacking products on pallets. The stacking robot can be quickly, accurately and continuously spread products on a pallet. Packaging, containers and many other types of finished products. Usually two principles of capture are used - mechanical and vacuum. The robot manipulator copes well with tasks in the food industry, in the production of large-sized glass products (automotive and window), in the field of sphere, in the production of building materials. - Robotic packing This task is often associated with very different packing requirements. In this case, the product must be completely isolated, the system requires its identification, positioning and capture and transfer. A palletizing robot can quickly and accurately transfer products from the line to pallets.
Most manufacturers of industrial robots do not install them to the end customer, unless of course we are talking about the supply of tens and hundreds of robots. The industrial robot in itself is essentially a universal platform. This platform should be equiped by the tool, configured to perform certain tasks, workers should be trained how to use on the received complex. The integrator’s work itself consists of assembling the industrial robot itself, the necessary equipment — welding current sources, laser radiation sources, focusing optics, grips, milling spindles, painting, measuring or other equipment necessary to meet customer's needs. At the same time, the robot’s share in the total cost of the final solution can be about 20-40%, and the rest of the costs will be made up of additional nodes and subsystems, designing and manufacturing highly specialized equipment, creating software, developing a security system for personnel, and so on. Industrial robots are technically complementary systems that require competent programming, configuration and maintenance. Therefore, it is important to apply for a purchase to a company that can not only sell the robot, but also ensure its full engineering support. If you do not want to think about how to implement an industrial robot in a technological operation, how to connect, configure, use and maintain it, then you should buy a robot with a full service. With a qualified and experienced specialists, Ignis machinery company will select a robot to your requirements, supply, integrate, install, launch, program, train your personnel in safe and trouble-free operation of the robot.