Robotics and Automation
Robotics and automation require bearings of the highest standard. All movements must be maintained with extreme precision and reliability on each axle. This ensures smooth movement, high load capacity, rigidity and long life.
Special solutions: ball bearings with thin section, high capacity, radial, angular or four point contact. Non-standard linear guides for unique applications. Sliding bearings (bushings) for small radial or axial design ranges. They are maintenance-free, metal-based, lined or thermoplastic, and have compositions that meet a wide range of requirements: food products, high load, dirty environment, etc.
Robotics and automation solutions combine mechanical components with control systems to complete processes and operate machines with virtually no human assistance.
The Robotics and Automation early forms of these technologies were used to perform relatively basic functions, such as picking and placing operations and assembly line welding. But in the last 40-years, rapid technological advances have expanded the scope of automation. Robots and automation technology now play an indispensable role in various industrial applications and processes, from manufacturing to precision machining and assembly.
By integrating them into production processes, manufacturers can improve product quality, resource efficiency (such as raw materials, energy and labor) and manufacturing flexibility, which can improve overall productivity and profitability.
Robotics and Automation of Features
Improving product quality–Robotics and Automation
The ability of industrial robots to consistently produce high-quality parts for virtually any product can be attributed to their accuracy and repeatability, regardless of application. The real benefits of improved product quality include machining the most vulnerable materials without damage, flawless finishing of coatings, and high-quality welds that guarantee product integrity.
Reduced operating costs–Robotics and Automation
By integrating industrial robots into their manufacturing processes, companies can significantly reduce direct costs and administrative expenses. Industrial robots can easily adapt to new production lines without costly training, which is more time-consuming due to their inherent flexibility and ease of programming. Thanks to their accuracy and repeatability, reducing defects and waste, they consistently deliver the highest quality parts. Because industrial robots do not require health care, insurance or income, and their energy requirements for lighting, heating/cooling and other amenities are low, they can save more.
Increased production flexibility–Robotics and Automation
One of the most attractive benefits of robotic automation is the ease of process switching, which allows manufacturers to meet the growing need for product customization and design changes. Because industrial robots are easily reprogrammable, the barriers between changing consumer demand and manufacturers’ ability to respond quickly and cost-effectively to the marketplace are smaller, increasing competitiveness. Industrial robotics is a modern multipurpose solution for small-scale production, and any manufacturer would benefit from the ability to run different products on the same production line.
Reduced financial costs
Using robots to create faster, more efficient production lines (WIP) can reduce capital costs associated with inventory and unfinished products. Companies can more accurately predict productivity and provide fast, efficient service to the market at the right time, allowing products to move through production processes faster. Robots are adaptable and can be replicated to often handle different products or tasks on the same production line without buying additional capital. Today’s industrial robots have the ability to collect and share performance data that can provide information about their health and maintenance requirements, allowing manufacturers to extend the life of their stationary devices.
There are many different types of waste in the manufacturing process, all of which result in costs that affect the bottom line and must be reduced in order to maximize a company’s profitability.
Bearing solutions for Robotics and Automation
Linear Motor System
These products provide high load capacity and long life in applications requiring one-way motion. They have metric and british series in chrome or stainless steel and are suitable for most linear motion applications.
Ultra Precision Bearings
These chrome steel or stainless steel bearings have controlled end clearance and radial runout, allowing them to provide more precise output. They are rated by the American Bearing Manufacturers Association’s (ABMA) Committee of Ring Bearing Engineers (ABEC).
These spacers mounting blocks support the bearings on the outside of the machine housing.
They are an important part of the automatic delivery system.
These components are used to connect the arm joints. They can be divided into common or threaded, depending on the thread design. The outer end of the rod is externally threaded and the inner end is internally threaded.