Material handling robots eliminate the need for manual labour to perform lifting tasks, for example, moving, sorting, optimising among others. Furthermore, material handling robots are very effective at carrying out repetitive tasks especially when the operator needs to lift up a high payload.
Thereby, increasing production and avoiding tiring tasks for the staff. So, they can assist in improving business process efficiency at low operational cost.
Industrial Robot Advantages
Some of the advantages of material handling robots are less congestion, timely delivery and reduction of the buffer time of machines due to non-accumulation of materials at the storage area. In addition, many products are heavy or awkward for humans to manage, tiring operators out quickly. In the case of robot handling, they can work 24/7 without the need for breaks.
Elements to consider in Robotic material handling operations
- The layout of the cell and reach of the robot.
- Payload including the centre of gravity.
- Cycle time required.
- End-of-arm tooling, vacuum, gripper fingers etc.
- Material presentation, fixed position or vision system required.
- Type of material handled.
A good robot integrator helps you to choose the right robot based on the company’s requirements and robot application. They understand the market with regards to cell design and point you in the direction of various options.
Industrial robots make a perfect partner for any kind of automation application. Different applications can vary in the amount of design needed. Some applications are achievable using a standard layout thus saving costs at the design stage. However, other applications may require a complete design study. In either case, Phoenix will seek to find the most cost-effective solution for your project.
Steps to success when implementing Robotic Handling
The first step towards implementing a robotic solution is to understand the requirements of the specific process and how to achieve your production objectives.
The second step is to consult with a system integrator that will guide you through the decision process. Thereby, deciding whether to customise an existing system or install a new robotic cell to maximise the investment and to achieve a quick return on investment.
Phoenix integrates the most well-known brands of robot whether the robot is new or reconditioned. Additionally, we provide robot training, robot programming and robot simulation solutions as well as complete control panel systems. Encompassing, design and manufacture through to installation.