Robots in Manufacturing

Robots in manufacturing are common in all industries. Factory robots can be found in many applications such as milling, welding, painting, and palletising just to mention a few. Phoenix follows robotic Manufacturing high-standards.

Factory Robots Solutions

We provide complete robotic systems solutions to OEMs, machine builders, and suppliers chain. Our experience goes from simple optimisation to complex production line processes. Factory robots go from small to large payloads, we work with you to choose the right robot for you.

Most Common Factory Robots

Today, the three main processes for robots in manufacturing (1) Robotic Handling-Transfer Process, (2) Robotic Operational Process (3) Robotic Assembly Process.

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Operational Process refers to running operations such as welding, spray painting, polishing, and griding. The robot manipulates a tool at the end of the robot to perform the work. The tool requires is the spindle, a tool build according to the application. For example, for spot welding or MIG/ARC welding, the robot needs a torch and other components to perform the operation. In the case of painting, the robot needs to spray the part of the automobile part. However, robotics users need to take all these costs into account.

The Robotic Material-Transfer Process refers to loading and unloading, transferring parts or materials from one place to another, and placing parts in more complex operations. Robotic palletising tends to be the more common application, it will require a tool at the end of the robots, this tool is the gripper. Usually, the size and shape of the product determine the gripper that is required.

Assembly Process refers to robots used in assembly operations. One good example is the car assembly line in the automotive industry.

Some assembly processes are not easy to perform by robots and more suitable for workers to carry out. For example, assembly small parts. In this case, the robot required a vision system, which includes sensors to be able to identify the parts. This procedure is not always straightforward because the part needs to be placed in a consistent order on the production line.

 

Factory robots: Common Misconceptions and Realities

When it comes to factory robots, there are several misconceptions that often lead to misunderstanding and confusion.  Ultimately, while there may be misconceptions about factory robots, their benefits far outweigh any challenges that may come with their implementation and use.

Robotic Misconceptions
Factory Robots Reality
  1. People tend to think that robots will take over human jobs in the factory setting completely.
  2. There is a perception that robots are very expensive, which is not always true.
  3. Others believe that they are only suitable for large-scale factories. 
  4. Another misconception relates to the complexity of installing and using robots in factories.
  5. Some assume that robots are too expensive and complicated to implement in smaller factories or businesses.
  6. Another common misconception is that robots are autonomous and do not require any human input or oversight. 
  7. Factory robots will eliminate the need for human skills.
  1. Factory robots create jobs by performing repetitive and risky tasks, allowing humans to focus on more complex duties.
  2. Robots provide continuous work and a good return on investment despite the initial cost.
  3. Robots are becoming more affordable and accessible to small and medium-sized factories.
  4. Factory robots are customizable to fit factory processes and tasks, with the support of experienced integrators. These robots vary in size and capability, and can work alongside humans, saving both time and money.
  5. Robots are programmed and maintained by highly skilled technicians and engineers, who continually monitor their performance and make necessary adjustments.
  6. Factories need people to operate and program these robots.

Types of Robots in Manufacturing

Phoenix can provide both the sale of the bare robot all the way up to a full turnkey solution. Also, we will study your requirements in-depth and offer a solution to maximise the efficiency of your robotic manufacturing applications.  

There are many types of factory robots with different types of robot configurations.  Among the most popular robots are six-axis robots. On these types of robots, each joint forms one of the six-axis invariably with three main axes providing the main movement in the envelope.  Likewise, the three minor axes provide wrist flexibility. To an extent, the robotic arm simulates the human arm, and with the correct end-of-arm tooling, you can manipulate objects in the same way as the human equivalent.

As a robot integration company, we are not tied to any particular maker, working with all the most well-known robot arm brands. Our factory robot brands include KUKA Robots, ABB Robots, Fanuc Robots, Yaskawa Robots, and Staubli Robots. When the customer approaches us for the first time, we will discuss their project in detail to understand what the client needs to achieve. 

The most common questions from users are How are robots used in car manufacturing? Of course, we will answer this question and others and we will recommend the best option from the current market for your specific requirement.

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How are robots used in manufacturing?

The car industry has a long history of production line robots. This is a demanding sector, and they maintain high-quality standards to provide the safest cars to users. Furthermore, more and more companies have begun to use robotics in their production. However, many companies lack the background necessary to know the best options from the current marketplace to fully automate a particular process.

In the case of manufacturing robot systems, it’s important to make the correct choice of the robot from a myriad of possible solutions because not all of them are suitable for all robotic applications. See below for some of the most popular manufacturing robots.

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TOP 6 Industries using Robots in Manufacturing

Factory Robots in demanding Sectors

Aerospace Robots

This sector continues to grow because of the strong collaboration between the Government. Because of this, robot automation plays a vital role in this industry. Thus, the most common robot applications performed by robots are, for example, welding application, drilling, and dispensing and sealing.

Car Manufacturing Robots

Car industry is well known for its intensive use of industrial robotic systems, the production lines need to be more flexible, efficient, and precise, many enhancements have been made on the production lines to help the workers in their daily tasks.

Food & Beverage Robots

The food industry involves handling an extensive product range, they require flexibility at various levels and they also need to follow the hygiene high standards. For this reason, robotic automation systems provide this sector the opportunity to stay competitive.

Factory Robots in all industries

Plastic Industry

Plastic industry plays an important role in all industries including, packaging, automotive, medical, aerospace and even construction. Due to this, robotic systems meet the requirements for these industries, they are stable, accurate, high-quality parts at relatively faster speeds.

Environmental Industry

The environmental Industry is using robotic systems in their research. They are already proving very helpful in understanding and protecting ecosystems, pollution, and global warming. Once again, robotic systems are helping with this praiseworthy task.

Entertainment Industry

Entertainment Industry is using industrial robots for special effects. However, there are many new niches for robot automation and robotics in areas such as architecture, design, music, and arts. Therefore, why not explore the possibility of using robots?

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Robots are in all industries performing any type of manufacturing application.  For this reason, we would like to help companies to get an estimate of the costs involved for the most common manufacturing robot applications. For more accurate quotations, please contact us.

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Elements to consider when buying robots for manufacturing processes

When purchasing any factory robots is essential to consider some elements not only for the future expansion of the company.  But also for the best functioning of the robot. See below some of these future robot updates.  Consult with your robot integrator to get the best out of your robotic process. For more information see our Robotic FAQ.

  • Robot payload required
  • The reach required
  • The floor space required for the cell
  • Offline programming software for generating the tool paths
  • Is there a preference for the make of the robot?
  • Perform a robot Simulation to confirm cycle time and reach
  • Will the robot require a multi-tasking function for controlling other aspects of the cell?
  • Ensure to include safety systems. For example, the latest generation of zone monitoring enables a reduction in the guarding area,
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Global Robotic Manufacturing Integrator

Phoenix is an automation company that serves globally, providing turnkey industrial automation and robotic arms for manufacturing solutions. Get robots for your manual processes and keep production running. Let’s discuss your next factory robot project, whether you need new or used ones. As a robotic integrator, we understand that every client is unique. Therefore, we customise our services based on customer-specific needs. Contact us for your next project, whether it’s a single robotic cell or an assembly line robotic installation.

Turnkey robotic manufacturing applications

Here at Phoenix, we not only sell robots, but we are also full systems integrators who can work with you from the early stages of your project through implementation. Additionally, we provide ongoing after-sales support once the project is running. Contact us for your next robotic cell, and we will assist you in buying a robot.