Industrial Robot Programming

Industrial Robot Programming and Robot Cell Design

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.

As a result, to program the robot, the operator moves arm of the robot 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.

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Robotic safety equipment

It is estimated that between 20% and 50% of the cost of a robot installation is attributable to safety-related issues.  Therefore, robot cell design is an important factor that contributes to the safety of the staffs.

Robot cell design comes in two cell types: 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.

Some of the safety measures to protect the human operators from physical damages are: the cell or robot guarding, emergency stop buttons and the layout of the equipment within the work cell.

Phoenix Design, Manufacture and Install robot cell and we also provide the robot programming for your robot application. For more information please contact us.

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: A cell producing identical parts is referred to as a single-part-type cell. In contrast, a multiple-part-type cell processes lots that contain different types of parts. However, all part types require different processing times.

Processing Times: Since each of the stages performs a different function, each of them have different processing time.

Loading and Unloading Times: The time required for loading and unloading is another factor that influences the processing.

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