Tips to Get Maximum Life Out Of Your Industrial Robots

There are a hosts of ways through which industrial robots can go obsolete before time.

Typically, most manufacturing facilities expect to have at least 8 years of services from a robot. Nonetheless, it’s amazing to know how companies have robots working flawlessly for over two decades.

Wondering the reason behind this exceptional performance? There are quite a few mistakes that reduce the life of robots, down to 4 years or more! Make sure this doesn’t happen to your industrial robots:

Collision Detection

Robots have a built-in ability to determine abnormal loads and automatically stop before the damage worsens. And one of the biggest drawbacks here is speed. For instance, if the robot is operating at maximum speed, it wouldn’t have sufficient reaction time to prevent the damage.

So, the primary step for proper detection of collision is precisely defining the payload.  Then, add to the sensitivity in anticipation of false alarms. Finally, slowly decrease the sensitivity until these alarms stop completely.

Duty Cycle

It is rare that people reach the full capacity of their vehicles. The same holds true for robotic applications.

When you run robots at excessively high speed to meet production deadlines, robots wear down and become obsolete. As a result, make sure you reduce the performance speed of robots through speed programs or altering override ratio to prevent wear and tear of mechanical units.

It is important to highlight that both ABB and FANUC comprise software that can aid in estimating the percentage of robot’s capacity, and its remaining life. This approximation is primarily related to the time duration left for the amplifier or other components to wear out. This further lets the robot be utilized more resourcefully over a prolonged period of time.

Environmental Protection

Electronics are surrounded by countless hazards, some of the most common ones being dust and mist. This severely impacts the mechanical units and functioning abilities of robots. However, it is important to know that all robots are not IP67 or even IP65-certified for defense against these pollutants.

Mist generated in the surroundings poses serious threat to the controller. Commonly, these controllers are IP54-certified. However, if you find the need to have an anti-dust and waterproof enclosed space, confirm that the controller will take care of it.

Generally, there are filters to prevent the dust from entering the controller, in addition to the jackets and covers that prevent dust and liquid from reaching receptive spots on the robotic arm. These tips must be followed if base protection is not sufficient.

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