Robots have changed the way people used to look at their processes. Traditionally in the 20th century, robots were nothing but a giant automation machine, but in the 21st century, robots were used in a wide range of applications, from health care to space. Industrial robotics in the industry is gaining momentum, and it has evolved into a new concept of human and machine existence.
To achieve high efficiency, safety, and competitive advantage in the market, automated production of robots has become commonplace. These industrial robots help to perform risky and repetitive tasks that ensure store power is safe and can work and synchronize mechanically, thus producing a straightforward, consistent, and efficient effect.
There are many ways in which a robot can be used for production purposes. Divided into industry and usage, these robots vary in volume, process, accuracy, and flexibility. They have real-time solutions to help people with complex tasks such as welding, painting, lifting, moving heavy objects, and the choice of high precision and setting systems.
The first phase of this change has introduced electronic machines that perform repetitive tasks without fatigue. These robots are used in the automotive industry and in other similar applications. The second phase introduced industrial robots in addition to performing basic functions that also absorb data for flexibility and efficiency.
There are many myths associated with industrial robots. One of them is that with the advent of robots in industry, people will become accustomed to losing their jobs. However, this is not the case. Having said that, people need to understand the fact that people will never again be completely deprived as these robots may work well but are reduced in many ways.
As these machines become more sophisticated, more workers are needed to work on them in order to work, monitor and adapt to multiple processes. We humans need to spend more time planning and doing smart work, while robots continue to work on repetitive tasks and fatigue.
Nowadays, as technology evolves day by day, we have a new industrial robot, a new game revolution in this space – a shared robot, popularly known as the ‘cobot’. Simple, easy, and flexible to use, cobots are designed to be a workplace partner. They are secure, require little or no programming, and allow trouble-free connectivity, making them an excellent choice for a variety of applications.
Collaborative robots such as MELFA ASSISTA have a variety of uses, including how to handle objects, assembly operations offer a variety of finishes, use of sealant or glue, and much more. They are used in cargo construction (end of production line, including product load), quality control (testing and inspection process includes sending robots for duplicate work), transportation (pallet load before shipping), and storage (performing removal of products found on pallets and moving them to storage. location). In addition, they are widely used in the Food and Pharma industry to handle pick-an-place operations.
The MELFA FR series industrial robots that come with robot control, is a combination of all the technologies needed to control the electronic system. Programmable Automation Controller (PAC), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Embedded Controller, PC, Industrial PC (IPC), or Motion Controller can be used for robotic control. The industrial robot allows for a variety of benefits, including gentle product management, accuracy, peace of mind, improved efficiency, and flexibility.
Some robots may need a system, while others do not. For example, the MELFA ASSISTA can be organized using a tablet, with simple point teaching. You just need to teach the moving points to ASSISTA, and your job is done. The user can mimic the movement before transferring it to the cobot for verification. Alternatively the user can point out the ASSISTA points and can teach directly through the tutorial panel located on the cobot’s arm, eliminating the need for any complex program and software.
Industrial robots are the future of Indian production, where factories will have workers’ scales, non-hazardous, and improved quality and production with the help of effective synchronization between man and machine. Used properly with the full integration of store data, this technology could put India on the world production map and establish India as the world’s production hub.
This article was written by Atul Patil, Assistant General Manager, Marketing Department, Factory Automation and Industrial Division of Mitsubishi Electric India.