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.
Some have suggested – Hillary Clinton, The DNC, President Obama, Bernie Sanders, that it ought to be raised to $15.00 per hour, ouch, this will close car washes, retail stores, small businesses, fast food restaurants and it will cause companies to automate and ditch their labor costs all together – you think I am blowing smoke – Nope! Let me give you an example of where this is happening right now.
Injection needles’ size makes them almost impossible to inspect with a naked eye. Machine vision systems can inspect 40 needles per minute with 100% accuracy, speeding up production and reducing costs. Other contour inspection applications include concentricity checks of spark plugs for petrol engines, the measurement of coating structures on capacitor foils, and tooth inspection of saw blades.
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.
Industrial Robots are automatic devices, which to an extent simulate the human behavior or more specifically human activity. Robots are important part of the science of Automation. Automation involves machines and computers that are capable of learning and performing various types of operations. The word robot has been derived from the Czech word ”robota” meaning compulsory labor. The robots are used in industries to perform various functions like material handling, spot welding, spray painting, die casting, ironing, forging, assembly operations, palletizing, dispensing, testing, water jet cutting, picking and placing heavy goods etc.