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Industrial robots are automatedflexible components used for a wide range of applications within manufacturing systems. Part of the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program covers the array of robot configurations and features segments on robot anatomyandnbsp;and types, robotic programming, and sensors.
The robot anatomyandnbsp;and types segment covers axes of motion, robot work envelop, major robot classifications, including rectangular arm robots, SCARA robots, articulated/jointed arm robots, and robot end effectors and gripping devices. These end effectors include welding guns, paint nozzles, and machining tools.
The robotic programming segment covers both on-lineandnbsp;and off-line robotic programming. The sensors segment covers the common contact and non-contact types of sensors used to assist industrial robots.
By Gary Conner
By George N Bullen FSME