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Robots are actively changing our world. They assemble Milano cookies, defuse bombs, perform surgeries, and remove hazardous waste. Robots protect and aid by perform dangerous, monotonous, and repetitive tasks.
Who They Are: Industrial robots are valuable members of the workforce. In fact, more than 90 percent of all robots are deployed in industrial settings. Many manufacturing robots are put to use in the automotive industry.
What They Look Like: They typically have six axes, or points of movement, long manipulators, control cabinets, and end of arm tooling. Robots are controlled by software programs. Teach pendants help them learn jobs.
How They Change Industry: Robots perform tedious, hazardous and hard work. They handle applications with greater repeatability, accuracy, and precision than human workers. Industrial robots are ideal for assembly lines. Companies not only benefit from increased productivity, but they see visible quality improvements.
THE ROBOT ADVANTAGE:
Robots transform company after company. Here are the advantages they offer:
THE ARM: The industrial robot manipulator is often compared to the human arm. But it has major differences. It can be designed to bend like an elephant\'s trunk or move like a telescope to extend itself. The manipulator\'s reach can span great lengths and its payload - the amount it can life - varies dramatically from one robot to the next.
The joings in a robotic arm are usually driven by electric motors. Each joint has a device to measure its angle and send that value to the controller. If the actual angle of the arm does not equal the computed angle for the desired position, the servo controller moves the joint until the arm\'s angle matches the computed angle.
THE HANDS: End effectors are tools attached to robotic arms like hands. These customized parts carry out the applications with accuracy and precision. They include welding guns, drills, and grippers.