Robotic systems are used to improve production operations in virtually every industry with continuous and reliable service. An integrated workcell requires a programmable robot, a robot controller, an end of arm tool (“end effector”), safety barriers, and a means for moving materials to and from the cell. Identification systems using video cameras or barcode / RFID scanners are employed to provide product recognition and handling instructions.
Flexibility, long term operational savings and increased productivity are the primary ROI drivers. Robots are used for palletizing, depalletizing, assembly, painting, welding, production and can also be found in hazardous or hostile environments.