Choosing a Robot Arm
abstract:A robot arm is a mechanical, programmable device that is used for tasks that humans can't do, or wou...
A robot arm is a mechanical, programmable device that is used for tasks that humans can't do, or would be too dangerous to perform. They are a staple of many manufacturing industries and help to increase productivity and reduce errors.Choosing a robotic arm is an important decision, as the type you choose will affect the ability and performance of your industrial task. In particular, it will impact the accuracy and repeatability of your operation.
An articulated robotic arm is an excellent choice for applications such as spot welding, gas welding, die casting and machine tool handling. These types of arms typically feature at least three rotary joints, and can be adapted for additional degrees of freedom.Cylindrical versions of robotic arms are also available, and provide a wide range of motions within a cylinder space (up, down and around). They are often used for assembly operations or spot-welding, but they can also be designed to work in conjunction with an array of end effectors.End effectors are specialized tools that can be attached to the end of a robotic arm. They can grip like a hand, spray paint or tighten screws.The end effectors can be specialized for each industrial role, and they may include pressure sensors to determine how hard the end of the robot is gripping an object. This will help ensure that the robot doesn't drop or break anything it is carrying, and can prevent accidents from happening.