The 8 functions of robotics
A wide range of operations can potentially be robotised, with the decision to do so depending on the cost of the system. The eight most widespread applications of industrial robotics are listed below.
- welding, bonding, riveting, crimping and induction; associated vision, followed by operation
- fibre laying
- automated assembly
- Feed, handling, extraction, etc.
- Finishing, grinding, deburring, cleaning, trimming, drilling, etc.
- Bulk transfer, automated unpacking, production line loading
- Feed to machining centres, tooling warehouses
- Batch/inventory preparation (counting, weighing, vision), picking
- Glass handling
- Liquid, semi-liquid and powder application
- Stereovision, photogrammetry, HD vision, measuring
- Non-destructive testing, quality control
- Warehouses and storage platforms; in-line sorting and loading
- Messaging (unloading, palletising, etc.)
- Cleaning in operating areas
- Clean room operations, particle weighing (micrometric)
- Contact-free manipulation, motorised camera