Robotics is playing an increasingly important role in industrial manufacturing. The number of industrial robots is constantly growing and the areas of application no longer only extend to the automotive industry, but increasingly to other sectors as well. But what do technical springs have to do with robot systems?
Universally usable movement machines
The number of robots in industry is growing rapidly. Robots are installed in companies and factories around the world, carry out measuring, manufacturing and handling tasks and are part of the routine in the production process of many industrial applications. Within the last five years, the average robot density worldwide has almost doubled. "Robot density is an important metric for understanding differences in the level of automation across economies," said Milton Guerry, President of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
Examples of fields of application for industrial robots:
soldering, inert gas welding, spot welding, laser welding
laser cutting, plasma cutting, water jet cutting
mechanical processing of workpieces
loading and unloading
Springs in Robotics
In order to use robots profitably in production, movement functionalities are required that cannot do without technical springs. On the contrary, one could even say that springs are at the heart of robotic systems, because they are elementary and are often at the heart of a design, where they ensure the smooth functioning of the machine. Springs connect, lock, pull or press. They hold tight, bend or move and can relieve the load through intelligently used damping properties.
Technical springs for the industrial future
Fixing, controlling and braking or the repeated connection and disconnection of moving parts enables robotic systems to carry out controlled and rigid, but nevertheless extremely complex movements.
In order to be able to technically implement dynamic movements, similar to human joints, muscles and tendons, spring clips with a certain clamping force are required. Particularly "ingenious" brackets make their indispensable efficient contribution when it comes to simulating human body movements such as holding and fixing in a targeted manner.
However, limited space and complicated shapes often do not allow for a simple spring calculation and design. In this respect, state-of-the-art technical know-how is required so that the appropriate manufacturing processes can be used for each spring.
State-of-the-art production and finishing
The competence in all areas of the entire production decides which efficiency and sustainability work in an individual tension, compression or clamping spring.
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