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5 Essential Robotic Cell Components

The book Lean Robotics – A Guide to Making Robots Work in Your Factory identifies five main components for high-level conceptualization of a robotic cell: robot, tooling, sensors, safety measures, and software. At the early, high-level concept stage, the objective is to identify robotic components you can use to evaluate the robotic cell. This article will explore some important considerations for each of these components.

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Feb 12, 2018 7:00 AM. 3 min read time
 
Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Feb 12, 2018 7:00 AM
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How to do even more with Collaborative Robots by Adding Extra Sensors

Collaborative robots, at their core, are an excellent addition to any team. They empower manufacturers to do more than they...

Mariane Davids
By Mariane Davids
on Dec 11, 2017 7:00 AM
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What's the Difference Between Digital and Analog I/O?

Analog and Digital I/O is a fundamental concept in robotics. What is the difference between them? We answer a question from...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jun 14, 2017 7:00 AM
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What's New in Robotics This Week - May 05

Manufacturing & cobot roundup, MIT's house-building bot, 'Look, No Sensors!' (Meet the Ostrich Bot), this AI can copy any...

Emmet Cole
By Emmet Cole
on May 05, 2017 7:00 AM
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3 Examples of How the Internet of Things Impacts Manufacturing

Automation and connectivity are not new to the manufacturing world. What changes with the Internet of Things?

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Nov 28, 2016 7:00 AM
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How a Collaborative Robot Uses Super Powers to ‘See’ You

Chances are that one of your coming colleagues will be a collaborative robot. So it might be good to know how such a...

Marc Prosser
By Marc Prosser
on Nov 15, 2016 7:00 AM
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Three Sensors for a More Adaptable Robot

You know you can get much more out of your robot if you add some extra sensors. But, which sensors should you choose? We look...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Sep 06, 2016 7:00 AM
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How to Improve Object Pick-up With Sensors

What's the best way to detect if an object is ready to be picked up? There are various sensing technologies you could use. In...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Aug 02, 2016 7:00 AM
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What Is the Sensitivity of Our Force Torque Sensors?

A robotic application is sometimes synonymous of precision and repeatability. In order to achieve so, you need to buy devices...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Jul 11, 2016 7:00 AM
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