Robotics, a industrial robot is an automated machine that can carry out a small range of tasks very good. These tasks are programmed by a central computer(control unit).
The difference between a robot and a general machine is that a robot can carry out tasks in the same way as a Human.
Two types of robots:
– Manual controled (human controls the robot)
– Automated controled (without human)
Industrial robots are more and more used to automate production proces. The advantages of robots are the replacement of human labour, robots can carry out unpleasant or dangerous labour. Robots are costs saving (labour costs). Robots improve productivity, reliability and quality of production. Robots are used the most in the automotive industry. In car manufacturing plants you can find hundreds of industial robots on a row. For example welding or painting/sealing robots. But also in all other industries robots can be find. Most likely are handling or pick and place robots. A industrial robot consits of a robot arm, control unit and a teach pendant.
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