The control platform of the robots is PC based. The PC based controller enables the user to make use all the PC technologies for its tasks. The high end technologies like remote diagnosis, user friendly windows interface, OPC server, field bus, Soft PLC etc are used in the patterns of robots which enables any standard user of robots can handle the robots with ease. This makes Kuka Robotics to have a worldwide recognition to its products and makes KUKA the world leader in the pasture of industrial robot production.
According to Research Analyst, principal author of the market research study, “Industrial robot vendors have discovered that with intelligent use of new technology, they can dominate an aspect of some manufacturing automated process for a particular sector. As the early adopters in the auto industry have proven, robots do the work cheaper and better than humans once a repetitive process has been evolved. Industrial robots make the difference between winning competitive advantage or losing it. Solutions offered by vendors are creating market growth opportunities .”
Better accuracy. Robots themselves are 100% accurate. Auditing robotic automation can also be applied to work performed by other staff to ensure accuracy, consistency and compliance to regulations. The Robots themselves also provide a complete audit train of all of their activities and provide reporting capability for audit and process analysis purposes. This improved accuracy also eliminates the need for quality checking and rework, further reducing costs and improving service levels.
The industrial robots can be programmed for performing a single function at a time and can only perform that particular function till they are reprogrammed. The cost of a robot is not very huge, but generally the cost of programming the robot is so high that instead of reprogramming it the manufacturers find it more economical to buy a new one for a different task. In simpler terms we can say that usually the cost of the robot is just a fraction of the cost of programming it.
Additional components also make-up these industrial robotic systems. These minor components are regarded small yet very essential in making the system function. One of the secondary features known as the robotic manipulator acts as the mechanical arm thereby functioning in wide range of motions. The manipulator also has another smaller component known as the effector. This element is capable of moving far beyond than the robotic manipulator and is a very flexible component of the system.