hydraulic robot

hydraulic robot

[hī′drȯl·ik ′rō‚bät]
(control systems)
A robot that is powered by hydraulic actuators, usually controlled by servovalves and analog resolvers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In 1984, a die cast operator was killed in Michigan when he was pinned between the right rear end of a hydraulic robot and a safety pole.
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He spent about three years building the six-legged hydraulic robot, which weighs more than two tonnes, after trying out a baby version at the MakerFaire a few years ago.
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With up to 30 programmers and dozens of staff people slaving all summer, they were able to come up with a demo work cell consisting of a White-Sundstrand Series 20 Omnimill CNC machining center served by a Cincinnati Milacron T3 hydraulic robot, and a Hardinge Superslant CNC turning center with a Bendix AA gantry robot using special NBS grippers.
With those early hydraulic robots, the technological focus was on robustness and reliability, looking to improve machine uptime and reduce maintenance requirements, and increasing numbers of automotive plants applied robotics for painting vehicle interiors and exteriors, as featured in many documentaries and commercials.
This model can be used for the design of a state controller and for the simulation of the closed-loop system under various operating conditions of static and mobile hydraulic robots.
Although the old hydraulic robots excelled at handling the heavy payloads found in the automobile industry, they were slow compared to conventional automation and cumbersome to program, and often leaked oil.
But it has also reduced cycle time by replacing humans with part loading robots, and increased flexibility by ousting old hydraulic robots in favor of new simple and more agile electric robots However, one of the biggest boons to the department's productivity is the result of the greater accuracy with which parts it machines are cast and forged.
The new machines clamp the metal so lightly that Toyota has done away with the massive jigs once necessary to keep bodies accurately positioned while the old hydraulic robots connected violently.