The articulated robot is more widely present in the market as compared to Cartesian, cylindrical, SCARA (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot
Arm/ Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) robots due to its higher degree of freedom that provides a manufacturer a larger work envelope and can be used for multiple applications.
If, for example, the linear actuator used for precisely positioning a car body in front of an assembly robot
is damaged, the robotic arm will no longer be able to position the car door as exactly as it normally does.
New equipment purchased as part of the expansion includes a 3D metal printer; a small-parts assembly robot
; design simulation software; advanced visualization, productivity and project management tools; and other equipment.
While some of the devices showed remarkable agility--the arms on one final assembly robot
whizzed by so fast, I kept wondering when they would fall off--the need for programming and changeovers would overcome most of the time-savings benefit.
In foundry automation context, the term "machine," for example, could refer to an assembly robot
. The machine provides the basic framework for flexibility.
Its new LR Mate 200iD/7C articulated arm and M-2iA delta style assembly robot
are both capable of operating in high-pressure, high-temperature wash-down environments, meeting individual Retailer Codes of Practice (COP) and the latest hygiene and product line integrity requirements set out by the British Retail Consortium.
These two handling systems represent real alternatives to expensive and complex robot systems such as robots with delta kinematics and Scaras (selective compliant assembly robot
* DENSO Robotics - designs and manufactures industrial robot arms including selective compliant assembly robot
arms and articulated robots that communicate to Rockwell Automation solutions through an EtherNet/IP network.
Vision system will be sense the status in the shelf storage, assembly robot
and also the orienting and positioning of the parts.
SCARA stands for "selective compliance assembly robot
arm." In practice, it consists of a two-part jointed arm that moves easily back and forth along the x and y axes, but remains rigid in the z direction.
For more routine assembly, packaging, palletising or pick and place duties, we would opt for a 4-axis or SCARA (Selective Compliant Assembly Robot
Arm) robot, which has two rotary joints at the 'shoulder' and 'elbow,' a linear joint that provides the vertical positioning, and a simple wrist joint.
Roche is also author of the idea of the viab, a programmable construction assembly robot
. Read about it at http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/ and click on Lunar urbanism in the list on the right.