Industrial robotics is an advanced technology used to perform repetitive and/or dangerous tasks with a high degree of accuracy. Industrial robots are programmable, automated, and capable of movement on three or more axes. Product inspection, testing, palletizing, assembly, painting, pick and place, ironing, and welding are some of the major applications of industrial robotics, all accomplished with high endurance, speed, and precision. Articulated robots are the most common types of industrial robots. With the rise in automation, more and more factories and businesses are using industrial robots. They help speed up production, lowering costs in the long run. Articulated robots with six degrees of freedom are the most common.
Articulated robots are widely used in the U.S. manufacturing industries for various applications such as welding, assembling, sealing, material handling, picking, cutting, painting, spraying, etc. Articulated robots can easily adapt to process changes or variations through programming or integration with robot vision systems. Four-axis, five-axis, and six-axis articulated robots provide enhanced dexterity for the ability to re-orientate parts while operating.Developments in industrial robotics, as per the latest trends are being explored for making the robot suitable to the changing requirements of customers in various industrial sectors, such as automotive, medical, aerospace, military, etc.
As per market survey by Coherent Market Insights, Industrial Robotics Market is estimated to account for US$ 69.1 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2027.
Articulated robots are like human arms, but have several degrees of freedom, allowing them to perform a variety of functions. They can perform tasks such as welding, disassembly, and pick and place operations on printed circuit boards and other items. Some types also perform product inspection. In foundries, six-axis robots are used to weld and disassemble products. However, it is difficult to visualize the movements of 6-axis robots, which is why it is important to design a control system that is free of flaws. When considering industrial robots, safety is a paramount consideration. Machines with fast-moving arms are particularly dangerous. Industrial robots must be installed in areas that do not pose a hazard to humans.
During installation, safety manuals and safe working procedures may be prepared for the user. Users should also make sure that they adhere to all applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines. For example, the user should avoid working near trapping points. Another factor to consider is the compliance of robot arm. When force is applied to the arm, the second axis will attempt to rotate 180 degrees in a zero time span. This is known as a wrist flip, and the effect of these movements can be dramatic on the robot’s end effector. Manufacturers of industrial robots have tried to reduce the speed of movement to minimize the possibility of a singularity. But these measures do not eliminate the problem.
Industrial robots offer several benefits, such as cost reduction, improved quality, increased rate of operation, and improved manufacturing efficiency and flexibility. Robotic software is used to build robots with high accuracy, reliability, and flexibility. Moreover, robot programs are designed with high accuracy to reduce human errors. Robots are now available in a wide range of functionalities, which include autonomous, self-repairing, machine monitoring, and many more. The robotic industry is continuously evolving, so is the need for industrial robotics.