Universal Robots are ideally designed to excel in the highly flexible and adaptable handling of various tasks involved in plastic and polymer processing. Their robotic arms can be easily programmed to perform a wide range of actions, including picking up raw materials, assembling components, and conducting quality control checks.
Plastic and polymer manufacturing demand a high level of flexibility, as different materials require varying processing conditions and temperature ranges. Automating multiple stages in production, even in the absence of human presence, is made possible with Universal Robots. By employing these robots, companies can effectively reduce employee exposure to hazardous gases emitted during the production of plastics and polymers.
In addition to enhancing safety by protecting employees from plastic shavings and the handling of sharp objects, collaborative robot arms alleviate employees’ burden of repetitive work while extending production capabilities. The tireless nature of Universal robots ensures continuous operation, leading to increased production rates and overall productivity. Moreover, these robots can be seamlessly integrated into existing manufacturing processes, minimizing downtime during setup and reconfiguration.
In plastic and polymer processing, precision and accuracy are crucial, particularly during tasks like injection molding, cutting, and assembly. Universal Robots are equipped with advanced sensors and algorithms that enable them to achieve consistent and repeatable movements with high precision, ultimately leading to improved product quality and reduced waste.
When it comes to research and development for material response to processing, Universal Robots prove beneficial by offering a deployable and re-configurable option, allowing ample time to learn about materials without constraints. This can serve as an excellent entry point into automation for many companies.
Implementing universal robots in plastic and polymer processing can lead to cost savings over time. While the initial investment may be significant, their long-term operational efficiency and reduced need for human labour can result in cost-effectiveness in the long run.