Workforces in many industries are now becoming combinations of humans and robots. Typically the robots are undertaking tasks which are the most repetitive and tedious of jobs. This might today include insertion and collection of parts from machine tool operations, assembly, welding, packing and stacking, sealing and many others. Already robots are having a presence in farming and harvesting, medical operations, military service, space and under water exploration and the list grows daily. Robots also don’t ring in sick and they can work 24/7 so they become very cost effective and very efficient.
Motion Control Products have access to over 40 different types of robot and with payloads of between 3kgs and 650kgs and are, along with our suppliers, at the leading edge of robotic process automation.
With easy to use set up control via teach pendants, collaborative robots can provide an immediate and flexible input to improve production. Guaranteed real-time communication between humans, robots, factory logistics and products is a fundamental prerequisite of the Industry 4.0 concept.