Many manufacturers have turned to robotics integration to rethink their assembly and packaging processes to increase efficiency, productivity and quality control. Robots have experienced considerable cost reduction in the recent past, and they provide benefits of high speed, flexibility, precision and endurance. By robotically automating one or more elements of the assembly or packaging line and integrating , manufacturers can increase productivity and OEE while enjoying a low total cost of operation (TCO) and quick return on investment (ROI).
Typical applications for manufacturing include welding, assembly, pick & place, packaging, palletizing, inspection, and testing.
Lately there has been a convergence of vision with robotics – cameras are increasingly becoming the eyes of the robots so that they can be used to do complex tasks such as object tracking-identification-segregation. Vision Guided Robotics are being used in the industrial domain as it gives them more power than the proximity sensors and other sensors that helped the robots in not being blind in their various operations. Vision is being deployed in service robots and autonomous robots that are being used to fetch –carry and dispense raw materials at various production locations in the factory. Reversely robots are being integrated with vision systems for faster and accurate handling of the items to be inspected – helping one camera take images at different faces and angles of the objects being inspected that eliminates the need for multiple cameras; also for ensuring perfect positioning and alignment of the industrial camera vis-a-vis the various faces of the component to be inspected.
Robots integrated with vision are being increasingly used for track and trace in pharma industry – for automotive parts inspection for gauging / missing operation – packaging industry for completeness – FMCG and F&B industry for verification of shape size, quality and quantity while packaging. Robotic palletizing/depalletizing systems offer a smaller footprint and greater precision than conventional case packers, allowing these systems to address end-of-line needs for flexibility and versatility.
Team members with basic knowledge of Industrial robotics of manufacturing facility and automation technologies attended the session.
Equipment’s presented for hands-on / demo
Demo lab set-up at show, consisted of complete setup of Industrial robot interfaced with vision camera and a gripper for handling parts.
Participants received following benefits
- Insight into Industry 4.0 and role of Industrial robots in industry 4.0
- Hands-on exercise for Jogging industrial robot.
- Optional hands-on exercise for executing robot program on pendant
Ravi Teja Tangella
- Mr Teja is B Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engg from JNTU University.
- He started working in automation Industry,as Service Engineer completed projects in Automotive, Metal Industry, Packaging Industry, and Special Machines.
- He is currently working as Trainer (Handling Customers National wide) at KUKA Robotics (I) Pvt. Ltd