FAQ Robotics

FAQ Robotics provides answers to the most frequent questions.

Are you Looking start on Automation?

It is essential to understand automation before you proceed to purchase a robot. Therefore, our FAQ Robotics answers the most common questions, please feel free to ask any questions.

Robots help companies keep competitive in a global economy. However, many small and medium-sized companies may think that they can not compete in today’s market because robots are expensive. An experience robot integrator would advise you on how to reduce initial costs. For this reason, contact an integrator with a vast experience installing and commissioning robots.

Where to start on Robotic Automation?

Phoenix Control Systems provides complete automation packages including control system integration as well as robot integration systems. Our engineers will be pleased to assist you in getting the best out of your robot cell project.

Robotic Investment

When investing in a new industrial robot or used robot integration, it is essential to plan for future expansion or changes. Thus, planning for the future is not always straightforward because you don’t know what the future will bring. So, the first step will be to outline the concepts and then review them with an expert in the field or the project manager in charge of your project.

However, there is a balance between planning for the future and understanding the future needs of the company. The following guidelines will help with this new concept. Check out the Top 5 Robot Trends 2022 – IFR

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FAQ Robotics

Most frequent questions and answers

A Robot Integrator is a certified person/company with vast experience in robot integration.  An integrator not only customises the robot based on your needs but also integrates the robot or the complete robot cell into the manufacturing processes. Above all, an integrator will choose the right robot based on the application that the robotic arm will perform.

It is crucial to consult a robot integrator before you purchase an industrial robot. A robot integrator will propose the most convenient and effective way to automate your system, saving you time and cost. Check out our Robotic Calculator Tool.

Robotic Automation Systems include additional equipment or components for the robot cell.  For example, the tooling, guarding, controller, safety equipment, and the robot control panel. Also, robot programming and robot training.

Refurbished Robots or reconditioned robots are industrial robots that already have worked for some years. They are refurbished to meet the standards of new robots. Furthermore, reconditioned robots cost is around half of a new robot. The prices vary according to the years of the robot, model, and  application.

A customised robot cell is a work cell built to fit customer specifications and requirements. They include the robot arm, tooling (EOAT), safety equipment, programming, installation, and some other options such as conveyor, a control panel, cell guarding, training and additional programming if needed.

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How does a Robotic system integration company help you?

Reliable integration companies maintain a good relationship with the robot manufacturer. It means they can help customers to choose the best option on the market to meet customer needs. Therefore, they analyse the current system vs the new system to work based on the company budget.

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  1. The robot with or without turntable or rail
  2. The mechanical and electrical installation of the robot and its commissioning
  3. The end of arm tooling of the robot and electrical installation
  4. The cell control panel with or without PLC and HMI and the testing
  5. The workpiece fixtures and equipment for entering and supporting the parts
  6. Robot cell design, the guarding and safety components
  7. The tool path programming for robot operations
  8. Standby during production run-up.
  9. Training on both the robot and cell systems
  10. Periodic maintenance of the cell