Automation in Manufacturing – Robotics


Robots in manufacturing increase efficiency and safety.  But they still can’t do the work by themselves — humans are involved in programming them and ensuring proper operation.

The video below shows a Fanuc robot being used as part of the finishing process for a Bardons & Oliver machine.  The robot:

  1. Unloads the part
  2. Places it in a holder so that a  brush can remove inner dimension rings and fragments inside the pipe from the machining process and
  3. Removes it from the holder and stacks it in a bin for later handing and shipping.

In addition, if this was a multi-part process, the robot could be programmed to communicate with the machine so it knew which part was coming out next.  This would make it possible for the robot to sort the parts into different bins for shipping.

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