Robotics in plastic processing is the natural progression of technology. It has ushered in a plethora of possibilities that have improved and supported the industry dramatically.
Motivation for implementing robotics and downstream automation has primarily been to increase productivity, reduce cycle times, increase part quality and facilitate the assembly of small harder-to-handle components.
Most robots are designed to be helping hands and/or high-tech tools. Using robotics to complete as many tasks as possible generates more time and resources for other required hands-on processes.
Robots are programmed to carry out specific repetitive actions without variation. It is done with extremely high degrees of accuracy. These actions are determined by programmed routines that specify the direction, acceleration, velocity, deceleration and distances.
Industrial robots often use precise guidance and have the ability to adapt to different part-types using intelligence-based features. These features include; vision, integrated force and sensing capability. Because of this, robotics enables manufacturers to achieve specific levels of flexibility, multitasking and automation of a variety of functions for lower-volume applications.Read More