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The Applications of Robotics in Automotive Manufacturing
Robots are more efficient, accurate, flexible, and dependable on these production lines.
Fremont, CA: For more than 50 years, robots have been used in the automotive industry's assembly lines for various manufacturing processes. Today, automakers are investigating robotics in a broader range of functions. Robots are more efficient, accurate, flexible, and dependable on these production lines. Here are a few examples of robotic applications that are essential for an efficient assembly line:
Because it can "see" what it's doing, a light industrial robotic arm with "eyes" can perform more precise work. The laser and camera array on the robot's wrist provides instant feedback to the machine. Because they know where the part goes, robots can now perform proper offsetting when installing it. The installation of door panels, windshields, and fenders is more precise with robotic vision than traditional robot arms.
Sales of Spot and Arc Welding robots
In North America for automotive robots Spot welding on heavy body panels is handled by giant industrial robots with long arms and higher payload capacities. Smaller robots weld lighter components like mounts and brackets. Robotic tungsten inert gas (TIG) and metal inert gas (MIG) welders can always position the torch in the same orientation. Because of the repeatable arc and speed gap, it is possible to maintain high welding standards in every fabrication.
Gathering Light robotic arms assemble smaller parts such as motors and pumps at high speeds in most automotive manufacturing plants. In addition, robot arms perform other tasks such as screw driving, wheel mounting, and windshield installation.
Coating, sealing, and painting
The job of an automotive painter is difficult and dangerous. Moreover, labor shortages make finding skilled, professional painters more challenging.
Because the job requires consistency for each coat of paint, robotic arms can fill the void. In addition, robots can follow a pre-programmed path, covering large areas while minimizing waste. Spraying adhesives, sealants, and primers is another application for machines.
Machine Maintenance and Parts Transfer
Transferring metal stamps, loading and unloading CNC machines, and pouring the molten metal are dangerous tasks for human workers in a foundry. Giant industrial robots are ideal for this type of work. Smaller cobots are also used for machine tending and loading/unloading tasks in smaller manufacturing operations.
Robots can repeat a complex path without failing, making them an ideal tool for cutting and trimming jobs. Soft robots equipped with force-sensing technology are better suited for this type of work. Trimming flash from plastic moldings, polishing molds, and cutting fabric are tasks.