Pre-engineered robotic welding cells
For several applications, robotic workcells provide automation solutions in things such as arc soldering, cutting, deburring, plasma welding, assembly, and slot welding, etc. By automation with robot workcells, performance, protection, productivity, and quality are improved significantly. For cell integration producers to function there are two possibilities: pre-engineered robotic welding cells or custom workcells. The advantages and drawbacks of each choice are different. Each person must select the best choice for the maximum optimization of your robotic system for their application.
Standardized units that are already completely integrated are pre-engineered robotic work cells. For soldering applications, the most popular pre-engineered working cells are built. Genesis, Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, and ABB manufacturers all bring standardized weld cells with themselves. The Arc World line from Motoman is specifically designed for arc soldering applications and usually has its MA1400. Included with Genesis’ solder cell line is the popular FANUC Arc mate 100ic.
In this particular application, pre-engineered workcells appear to be application-specific and have validated solutions. The cells are suitable for small or medium-sized components and output at low or high volumes. The candidates are also uniform systems for pieces that are of a normal form and need not much handling during service.
Pre-engineered cells have the greatest advantage over personalized ones because of their fast delivery times. With little waiting time, Workcells arrive ready to run, so that users can automate rapidly. Furthermore, with all appliances prepared and delivered in a kit, they are much more cost-effective. For engineering, no additional time and money is needed.
Pre-engineered workcells drawbacks include failure to manage significant workpieces, erratic production processes, or complex applications. Standard cells are not manufacturers specific, so that modifications may be made for the workcell to function.
Differences between custom work cells and Pre-Engineered Work cells
Custom workcells are built for the specifications of a customer. When their development process is more complicated, parts are too large, workpieces need repositioning many times, or when their application does not fit in the pre-engineered cell designs, manufacturers typically use custom designs. Users can pick the beneficial robot, equipment, and protection devices with custom cells. An industrial robot, along with all other equipment, can be selected by a manufacturer. This can, however, be a downside, as more choices are available to choose from and take more time. For example, the FANUC M-20ia, the Motoman MH24, or the ABB IRB 2600 may be ideally suitable for a producer that designs and assembly workcell, making it difficult to pick the unit.
Custom workcells are much more costly than pre-engineered workcells because not all machines are marketed as a kit, with design and installation requirements. The cell must be built and made from scratch. Delivery time is much longer. The application process is often at risk of not being successful and several changes can be made to fix it. The method, on the other hand, is completely tailored to the consumer and does not entail any adjustments to a manufacturing process. Customized cells may also accommodate partial form or size abnormalities.