Machine Tending Automation with JAKA Robotics
JAKA Collaborative Robots Features for Machine Tending Application
- The JAKA cobots’ repeatability of ±0.02mm means that loading and unloading can continue with precision, 24 hours a day
- With a MTBF of 50,000 hours, the cobots can be trusted to tend machines unsupervised for years on end, if necessary.
- Cramped or unconventional spaces are no problem for JAKA cobots, they are compact and can be mounted at any angle, without losing any functionality.
- No need for safety fences, even during machine tending. JAKA cobots react to workers, other robots and environmental objects thanks to built-in torque feedback collision detection.
- Intuitive visual programming and drag teaching paired with wireless connection, makes configuring JAKA cobots for machine tending a cinch.
JAKA Recommended Cobots for Machine Tending
Why Automate Machine Tending Routine with JAKA Cobots
Machine tending is one of the most frequently-used applications among JAKA cobot users. Collaborative robot arms tend quickly, accurately, and consistently hour after hour, day after day, freeing up human workers from potentially dangerous, repetitive tasks.
Loading and unloading often requires working in tight spaces, where oil splashes are common. JAKA cobots, despite handling high payloads, are compact and flexible.
They can occupy a small area, with a dense layout. Their IP ratings range from 54 to 68, ensuring protection against not only oil, but other liquids and dust too.
Their plug-and-play system allows operators to switch tasks dynamically and quickly, adapting to the processing of different parts on any line.
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Machine loading and unloading, cells stacking
About the Company
Located in Dongguan, China, the company specializes in the research and development, production, sales and service of cell and battery systems in the fields of energy storage systems, short-term traffic, drones, electronic tools, dust collectors and smart equipment.
The company was focused on factory automation solutions that could help increase throughput, and also have a significant influence on reducing production costs.
While looking for the best robotics arms, the manufacturers realized that there is a lack of them in their cell stacking and loading production lines.
Because of tight space, they were focused on safe and flexible collaborative robots that do not require safety fences and can be placed anywhere in the line.
To meet the company’s requirements, JAKA suggested implementing a few JAKA Zu 7 collaborative robots that would pick, position, arrange battery tabs, and stack batteries or cells.
Cobots provide an appropriate, constant speed with minimized pauses, providing an uninterrupted working process.
Moreover, cobots communicate with a PLC via Modbus. A PLC itself is connected with a solenoid valve and sensor signals for precise production.
The integration of cobots was easy and fast for us. As was the reprogramming of some tasks later on.
Collaborative robots are becoming more popular in the lithium batteries industry, reducing labour and final price for customers, as well as increasing production and efficiency.
The high stability of the cobots, low threshold and excellent service escort subsequent orders and customer repurchase rates.
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