IZFEN – Robotic Applications
Robotic applications have begun to become widespread and to be discovered with Industry 4.0. Robotic applications are projects implemented to increase production speed, to prevent possible errors by determining them beforehand, to reduce workforce by maximizing productivity, to minimize costs and to perform data analysis quickly. Robot technologies that provide production diversity in the industrial field provide fast, low-cost and optimum quality production. In the industrial field, robots are machines that have taken over most of the work done by human power and work much faster, with zero error principle.
In Robot & Automation systems, machines, ie robots, work in communication with each other, analyze data and inform people when necessary. The communication between the machines will be established through sensors. The purpose of all these functions is that the system will operate less costly, perform mass production, and provide much less waste, unlike the classical system, by preventing possible errors. With Industry 4.0, the system will be much smaller compared to classical systems and optimum increase in production will be achieved. In terms of security, an incomparable level of increase will be achieved compared to conventional systems. Robots are the center of Industry 4.0. These robots have a structure that makes production decisions by analyzing the data and managing the machines.
Classification of Robots
Robotic applications differ according to their capabilities and usage areas. There are different types of robots with different abilities. Robots that are frequently used and capable in the industrial field are as follows;
1. Cartesian Manipulator
This robotic tube is used in the industrial field to transport and move very large and heavy objects. Robots that provide optimum benefit for moving and transporting a heavy load. This robot tib has sliding joints that are perpendicular to each other. It is a very robust robot mechanically, but its flexibility is limited due to its movement axes being x, y, z shaped. The robot is easy to move due to its structure and it is capable of moving objects.
2. Cylindrical Manipulator
Cylindrical manipulator robots are used in areas where the work to be done and the target are not in the same direction. As the name suggests, the movement mechanism is cylindrical. It can enable an object or load to be transported from one point to another, as in the cartesian manipulator. The arms move vertically and radially. Its rotation ability is very high and it is preferred for transferring products from one production line to another.
3. Articulated Manipulator
Articulated manipulator robots with maximum mobility are the most preferred robots. Since the human arm structure is taken as an example in the construction of these robots, their capabilities are unlimited. It is preferred in many industrial areas such as painting, welding, assembly, surface cleaning. Articulated manipulators, which are among the most capable robots, have a wide industrial use.
4. Global Manipulator
They are preferred robots in polishing, transfer, test and control processes. Electric motors are preferred in spherical manipulators consisting of two rotary and one sliding joint. Thanks to its movement mechanism and capabilities, it is mostly used in machine assemblies.
5. Scara Manipulator
These robots are generally used in electronic and mechanical assembly, testing parts, material handling, machine loading and unloading. It has a maximum load carrying capacity of 20 kg and it is frequently preferred in assembly works due to its vertical, very fast movement and its ability to reach the desired place within the working volume very quickly.
IZFEN Robotics & Automation
IZFEN produces suitable solutions in the field of Robotics & Automation with its British origin partner. robotic applications submitted solutions in many projects in Turkey and the band continues to deliver. You can reach our robotic application references and projects on our “Robot & Automation Projects” page.