Assembly Inspection. Proper part assembly is essential to any manufacturing process. Poorly assembled parts lead to malfunctioning, unsafe products. Machine vision systems equipped with fast, fixed focus cameras and LED illumination continuously inspect parts during assembly to verify the presence of characteristic features, and instruct robots to remove defect items from the production line.
So is manufacturing growing in the United States? President Obama hopes so, especially in the high tech sector. But evidence of high tech manufacturing being a growing industry is still yet to be seen. At this point in time, it’s still cheaper to employ a human to do a task as opposed to investing in a robot. But what happens when it’s cheaper to buy that robot, or ship that job to a plant in China? The future looks bleak once manufacturing robotics become reasonable investments for smaller companies like Standard Motor Products.
ABB’s small IRB 120 multipurpose industrial robot weighs 25kg and can handle a payload of 3kg (4kg for vertical wrist) with a reach of 580mm. It is a cost-effective and reliable choice for generating high production outputs in return for low investment. A white finish Clean Room ISO 5 (Class 100) version, certified by IPA, is available.
The main reason for offshore manufacturing is to reduce production costs for a manufacturer who is trying to make more profits by exploiting the comparative advantages that exist in other countries and which are not in his/her country.
Types of motions for industrial robots. Industrial robots move about in single and multiple directions. One is known as the point-to-point movement where the robots are made to shift from one specific point to other points in the system. Another type is known as the straight line movement where the robot moves onward but does not have the capability to move to other system points. Another type of motion is the defined curve movement or the instance where the robot moves on a curved route according to how the system was engineered.