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Auto Tech Outlook | Friday, April 02, 2021

Many robotic applications are helping automotive manufacturers to increase efficiency and make it automated.

FREMONT, CA: The automotive industry is utilizing robots in the assembly line for manufacturing procedure for a long time. Today, the automakers are exploring the usage of robotics in other processes also. The primary reason for using robots is its accuracy, reliability, efficiency, and accuracy on the production lines. The technologies have also allowed the automotive industry to become one of the most automated supply chains worldwide and a robot's largest user.

Top 10 Automotive Technology Solution Companies in Europe - 2019It is a complicated manufacturing procedure to get the components where it is necessary because of several wires and parts in every vehicle. Here are some of the robotics applications which are essential in an effective assembly line.

1) Robotic Vision

The light industrial robotic arm with eyes can do more real work to witness whatever it is doing. The robot wrist has a laser and camera array which provides the machine with immediate feedback. The robots can also accomplish appropriate offsetting while installing a part as they know where it has to be put. Furthermore, the implementation of fenders, panels, and windshields will be more accurate with a robotic vision rather than robotic arms.

2) Spot and Arc Welding

The large industrial robots with long arms and higher payload abilities can manage spot welding on heavy body panels. The smaller robots can weld the larger parts like brackets and mounts. Furthermore, the metal inert gas (MIG) and Robotic tungsten inert gas (TIG) welders can position the torch in the correct orientation during each cycle. It is possible to preserve the standard of high welding standards because of the repeatable arc and speed gap.

On massive assembly lines, the collaborative robots can work together with the large industrial robots. The welders and handlers must collaborate so that they can keep the assembly line moving. Moreover, the robot handlers must place the panel in an accurate position so that the welding robot can complete every programmed weld.

3) Assembly

In most automotive manufacturing plants, the light robotic arms can accumulate smaller parts like pumps and motors at high speed. There are also other tasks like the implementation of installation, screw driving, and robot arms do wheel mounting.

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