New robotic technology Industrie 4.0 for Robot monitoring

Robotic Industrie 4.0

New robotic technology Industry 4.0 for Robot monitoring

Robotic has helped manufacturers to increase productivity. Industrial Robot can perform complex tasks that require accuracy and repeatability.

Today’s trends are towards harnessing new technologies, for example using smartphone interfaces to enable customers to monitor their robot’s performance. Industrie 4.0 will help the manufacturer to monitor data in real time, production activities and gather details such as a number of units produced by each industrial robot for a specific period.

Having accurate data will allow the creation of charts that will help smaller to mid-size manufacturers to take timely decisions and focus more on the others needs.

You can be in any part of the world and at the same time monitor what is happening on the production line. It is not just largely integrated factories or the larger original equipment manufacturers who can benefit from this new and powerful trend in robotic technology.

New Robot or Used Robot Integration

Whether you opt for new robot or used robot, robot integration can be a simple straightforward process or more involved in the case of complex manufacture systems. Some robot applications are less straightforward than others, possibly requiring modification to the equipment, re-design and the use of a robot software simulation package for better results.

We can adapt the new or used robot to integrate into the existing production line including setting up of the robot, programming of the trajectories, and commissioning of the complete system. It is important to carry out design studies and introduce any changes to future proof the installation.

It is always recommended that an experienced engineer review the design study to ensure nothing is overlooked. Also, CAD/CAM robot software is used particularly where very long tool paths are involved in the case of milling cells.

How to modify an existing Robot Program?

Each Robot builder have their own specific programming language, even though, they have some similarity, it is important that the programmer has an in-depth knowledge of each specific robot type.

Most of the time modifications are straightforward, for example, if you need to update from one robot cutting task to two cutting processes, it requires less programming work than if you were looking to perform two types of different tasks in the one production operation.

New Opportunities for System Integrators

System Integrators and Collaborative Robots

System Integrators will enjoy new opportunities with the recent introduction of collaborative robots, particularly as the robotics industry continues to grow and many companies will be focusing on the benefits of using collaborative robots. What are some of the features of collaborative robots? These robots are working with humans side by side, they are easy to teach a path quickly and they are relatively fast but they will stop when human get close to them.

In the immediate future, there will be an increase of these types of robotic systems at ever more attractive prices. Companies are taking their first steps in integrating collaborative robots on their first automation process projects.

However, there will be new challenges and opportunities for system integrators in new emerging sectors including the handling of new materials, advanced automation concepts, production energy efficiency, and advance SCADA structure.

5 TOP reasons to take the first step with collaborative robots

1. Quick return on investment (ROI)
2. Flexibility & take up less space
3. Cheaper and faster to setup
4. Easier to integrate into existing or new systems
5. Light-weight and small than traditional robots

Robotics Industry to grow substantially by 2019

According to the International Federation of Robotics Industrial robots worldwide will increase to around 2.6 million units by 2019. Around 70 % of industrial robots are currently at work in the automotive, electrical/electronic and metal and machinery industry sectors.

Collaborative robots are a new emerging market which allows system integrators to take full advantages of robotic automation. Whatever is the challenge, Phoenix has the skill and determination to help customers complete their projects on time whilst complying with all robotics safety and control systems standards.

If you’re looking for a trusted Robot System Integrator, you have found the right company. A high level of expertise means we capture every detail of your needs making us your ideal robotic integration system.
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TOP 5 Safety procedures for Robotics Operation

Robotics Safety Procedures

Robotics Report – According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) report, there are about 5,000 injuries every year from welding work. More and more robots are making it safer by performing some of these dangerous tasks.

However, robotics safety needs to be improved because many accidents actually happen during the robot programming, robot maintenance and testing phases or when the staff interacts directly with the robot.

Standard safety procedures for robotics operations: Perimeter guarding or robot cell, operation locks, laser scanners, Safety mats and safety light curtains. It is important that the systems integrator knows all safety procedures and requirements, it leads to the following question:

Why choose a good Robotic system integrator?

1. The first thing an integrator should do is to set up a meeting to establish the company’s needs and objectives
2. They look at the customer’s current process, focusing on cost reductions and production requirements
3. They make sure that the robotic systems have been thoroughly tested to avoid future problems.
3. An Robotic Integrator will help you to get the best quality robotic automation
4. Project management of all the stages from design to commissioning.
5. An Integrator provides high-quality documentation
6. Project delivery on time.

Consult with a Robotic System Integrator that understands all aspects of the robotics safety issues and has expertise in robotic systems.

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Main types of Control Panel

Industrial control panel

It is important to consider the overall cost when trying to obtain the cheapest price for an industrial control panel build. Some of the benefits gained from a high quality control panel include production uptime, panels that work well without overheating problems and easy troubleshooting when components fail. Each industry requires it’s own specific industrial control panel design to suit that particular business.

Some of the main types of Industrial Control Panel:

1. Automotive control systems
2. PLC/SCADA/ HMI control panels
3. Waste water treatment panels
4. MCC (Motor Control Panel) custom built panels
6. Ventilation control panels
7. Test panels

Industrial Control Panel Manufacture in UK

There are many types of control systems for all types of industry to name a few Pharmaceutical industry, Automotive industry, Packaging & Machinery, Petrol Pump, Heating Systems, Nuclear power stations, Belt Control Systems, Access Control Equipment and industrial equipment.

Motor Control Centers Panels– MCC panels are extensively used in the chemical industries and pharmaceuticals and in other industries where motor control is required for example in the control of conveyor systems.

The demand for ATEX Control Panels has increased the demand for many process industries, particularly petrochemical, pharmaceutical and oil & gas. They are suitable for those industries where potentially explosive environments exist, such as chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, ship industries, areas at risks of explosion and fire and oil and gas extraction industries.

Pneumatic control panels allow a simple control of all the cylinders and pneumatic actuators which include a certain pneumatic installation such as compressed air or other fluids.

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Industrial Robot Programming Methods

Industrial Robot Programming Methods

There are three basic methods for industrial robot programming: Teach Pendant, Simulation/Offline Programming and Teaching by Demonstration but according to the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) currently over 90% are programmed using the Teach Pendant method.

To program the robot, the operator moves it from point-to-point, using the controls buttons on the teach pendant to move in a number of different coordinate systems positions and save each position individually, then the robot can play back the points at the full speed.

Robot cell design and Industrial Robot programming

Robot cell design is a layout or planning to have fully functioning integration process.  An industrial robot work cell is a workstation which consists of at least one robot and its controller along with the safety measures.

Generally, robot cell design comes in two cell types: steel and aluminum. Aluminum is light weight and it is easy to modify or extend with no need for welding or painting. Steel has a rugged appearance and it is used for heavy works, for example, the metals processing industries.

What to consider on Robot cell design planning?

  • Number of Robots: Manufacturers employ additional robots in a cell in order to increase production
  • Types of Robots: A single-gripper robot can hold only one part at a time.
  • Cell Layout: The layout refers to the arrangement of machines within the cell. Most robotic cell models assume one of two layouts: linear or circular.
  • Number of Part-Types: There are single-part-type cell (producing identical parts) and a multiple-part-type cell (producing different types of parts). Generally, these different part types require different processing times.
  • Processing Times: Since each of the stages performs a different function, each, in general, has a different processing time.
  • Loading and Unloading Times:  The time for loading and unloading is another factor that influences the processing.

Robot cell design safety

About 20% and 50% of the cost of a robot installation is attributable to safety issues, so robot cell design is an important factor that contribute to the safety of the integration system.

Some of the safety measures to protect the human operators from physical damages are: constructing physical barriers between robot and human workers, emergency stop buttons and laying out the equipment within the work cell.

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