Sometimes it is better to send a robot than to risk hurting or making a human being sick…
- Handling of equipment near a foundry crucible filled with molten metal
- Handling of large red hot forgings
- Vapors on a surface treatment or painting line.
- In processes involving silica, which is very dangerous to the lungs, such as sandblasting.
- In handling large boxes and pouring them.
- Handling sharp or heavy parts.
There are also processes that require the part to be protected from external pollution from the operators. Medical and food applications, but also during surface treatment.
There are several ways to do this…
A pre-programmed robot, as we find many in our industries, will be able on large series and if the parts are always exactly where they should be, so that it can catch and manipulate them.
The integration of Computer Vision into the process makes the robot more “intelligent” and flexible, to facilitate operation and reduce the need for maintenance.
Such a robot will be able to find its way in a changing environment and continue to work even if the parts are placed 10cm further away, if their morphology differs or if the tooling changes during production.
It will also be able to interact more easily with human beings. Recognize their position, follow orders, reproduce movements…