Robotic Integration & Industrial Automation Solutions
Automation is key to simplifying your manufacturing, assembly, shipping, and inspection operations. To know exactly where the automation technology will be most useful, a robotic integration expert analyzes your facility and processes to come up with a customized solution. A robotic integration company can advise customers on the most appropriate applications of robotics as well as the most ideal selection of robotics equipment.
Learn more about the benefits and applications of robotic integration and industrial automation technology, as well as the unique solutions we offer here at Optimation.
Robotic System Integration
Robotic system integration involves analyzing current manufacturing, material handling, and other processes to determine which areas would most benefit from automation technology. A robotic integration plan typically recommends collaborative robotics, industrial robotics, or both to streamline the manufacturing facility.
The integration of robotic equipment and software into your operations offers many functions, including:
- Analyzes the feasibility of your project
- Makes recommendations on how to save on production costs
- Determines the proper robot, work cell, and tools for your particular application
- Keeps robotic and work cell programming updated
- Incorporates the right combination of robotic systems to optimize your facility’s efficiency
Industrial Robot Types & Applications
There are four main types of robots suitable for industrial applications.
- Articulated: Articulated robots are what most people think of when they hear about robots on an assembly line. 6-axis articulated robots are most common, but some go up to 7 axes for maximum flexibility. These robots are best suited for jobs on nonparallel planes since they are highly dexterous even around obstructions.
- SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm): This type of robot is an articulated arm with more limited motions. SCARAs are cost-effective and efficient for planar tasks, such as pick and place, packaging, assembly, and dispensing.
- Delta: Characterized by an inverted pyramidal shape, delta robots utilize three motor-actuated arms that control the central hand. The delta’s construction is lightweight, enabling rapid processing of light loads.
- Cartesian: Also called gantry robots, Cartesian robots rely on linear actuators to position the robotic arm at any given point above a workspace. They cannot reach around obstructions, but they are highly efficient for pick and place, assembly, inspection, and dispensing tasks.
Industrial robots can perform the following tasks:
- Material handling
- Pick and place
Optimation’s Industrial Robotic Integration & Automation Solutions
For effective robotic system integration, it’s not enough to simply program robots. A robotic integration expert is crucial to making sure the right robots are placed in the correct areas for every application. At Optimation, we offer the following services to support the success of your automation solution:
- Technology selection
We aim to help manufacturers achieve maximum efficiency. This may mean advising against robotic implementation. Whatever your goals are, Optimation is here to help you see them to fruition.
Robotic Brands We Work With
We use these robotic brands in our custom solutions:
Why Choose Optimation?
Optimation is your one-stop shop for robotic integration and automation solutions. We also provide maintenance, skilled trades fabrication, and process engineering and design services. We aim to form strong, long-term relationships with our customers and support the future of manufacturing.
Our team of engineers is highly skilled at system prototyping, testing, implementation, training, documentation, and other tasks that would pose a challenge to other robotic integration companies. In addition to being expert robot integrators, we continually hone our databases to keep your integration systems secure and accessible.
Optimation is also a certified member of the Control Systems Integrators Association (CSIA), which is dedicated to developing best practices for system integration businesses.
Find the Right Automation Solution at Optimation
Optimation provides a full suite of industrial robotic system integration services to help you achieve the ideal balance between automation and human elements at your facility. Contact us to learn more about our capabilities or to start your custom automation solution.