Robots Can Help With Test, Inspection Applications

Sprovieri, John
May 2008
Assembly;May2008, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p10
The author discusses the benefits of robots in manufacturing. He mentions the reasons why machine tending is the most common task for robots in test and inspection, including error-proofing. Mounting a camera to the robot is said to save integration costs and allow the supplier using the robot to inspect different models without spending time on changeover. According to Milton Guerry of Schunk Inc., a robot can perform an inspection while it handles a part.


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