When we examine global manufacturing sectors we see that automotive sector is leader in robot use. They are engaged in developing standard robots and lines improved and changed day after day to ensure compliance with changing automotive technology Standards. I think on the one hand while focusing on developing lighter, faster and less costly cars as a requirement of battery technology on the other hand they think to solve security issues of these smaller cars by autonomous self – mobile one person cars.
Secondly medical and pharmaceutical sectors using robot production units enhance economy. These developments, meaning expansion in the economic field knock the door of robot manufacturers and automation integrators.
In Turkey with robot sales are increased each year and successively opening Turkey Offices of robot manufacturers automotive sector is leading. By the end of the year they are above their quotas, extremely pleased with developments, increasing their staff permanently and getting a position to satisfy domestic manufacturers and integrators with service and sales staff.
Did you ever think that robot population increasing day by day may leave us unemployed? Let us write following truths and examine them.
- We see often that highly automated companies are closed.
- Robots can keep factories under working conditions 7/24
- Installers or operators can become robot programmer as an example.
- With assistance of flat machine and parts supply application specialists speed and flexibility can be provided to production easily.
So today a production based on solely robots does not seem possible. It seems that for a more period of time robots and humans will continue to be work colleagues. “Cobot” (collaborative robot) with which we will work in cooperation shoulder to shoulder began to take part in next step of future in our factories. Despite their limited ability due to lower costs they can mitigate risks for family, small and medium-sized companies. Another point that makes cobots attractive is that they will reduce work accidents.
Together with perfect products and competitive prices of international robot manufacturers and new cobot producers with their different models and packages try to take place two years in market. In particular, they are notice with style simplifying programming and simplicity. It seems a change in automation industry is necessary in terms of ease of use, commissioning and start-up culture.
Cobots created considering human ergonomics with both arms operating like us for today’s factories can offer the most reasonable solution for the moment. Cobot mean robots somewhere between single armed industrial robots and Honda’s robot ASIMO. These robotic systems are produced to perform more works. When compared with water vast majority of robots; standard industrial robots used in many different areas, it is clear that they don’t need large area, safety caged, standards and communicate with other equipment. Taking into consideration continuously increasing m2 factory costs making these robot areas common areas is the desire of each manufacturer. With their flexibility and portability cobots can make simple installation works with human colleagues and CNC machine feeding, loading unloading work above conveyor and casting machines and accordingly cobots will take place gradually in factories.
I think that because each robot maker robot needs sell robot and to be cobot supplier and to increase and maintain their market shares with large orders in our factories. All robot manufacturers have cobots with almost similar properties. Common features include generally having two arms, each arm has a structure of 7-axis, integrated vision systems, mobility and easily transport and integration of security systems.
Due to commissioning carried out without applying safety standards in full work accidents and injuries due to robots entered to statistics. Therefore; development of cobots to stop abruptly in case of a collision is a significant safety improvement.
Cobot works that can be applied for the moment are; taking and laving small parts, machine feeding and unloading and simple assembly works. Day after day obvious it will increase. So can robots we have what be used as a standard cobot? It seems that it will be possible with new standards (ANSI / RIA R15.06-2012), and addition of appropriate safety equipment. With region scanners sensing different fields it will be possible to reduce the speed of the robot when necessary and to stop before the inevitable collision due to security. In one way or another now robots get rid of the cages and starts to take place near human colleague for cooperation.