The word “robot” comes from the Czech word robota, which means “hard labour” and describes any machine able to perform a task ― more or less independently ― replacing a human operator.
Industry 4.0 meets robotic
An Industrial automation robot usually does jobs considered too dangerous for people, or it is part of completely automated assembly lines, such as those in the automotive industry.
Main protagonists of Industry 3.0, robots keep evolving still today, becoming more complex and can perform more tasks than the previous models. Due to this continuous evolution, robots are still having an impact on the industrial revolution.
The 4.0 revolution includes robots as well, since we are talking about machines that can be connected in a network, along with other machines.
With the Ferrazza robotic system, programming is available for everyone, creating an efficient working cycle in just a few simple steps.
Our user friendly softwares allow not only to set and control the robot working phases, but they can also collect and export all the process data in any desired format. Such data can be the amount of articles stored by the robot, the torque force used to fix a screw or the amount of paint used to spray an item.
A very important aspect of this system is the virtually unlimited number of possible functions ─ pick and place, drilling, coating and quality check are just some examples.
The final user can equip an industrial automation robot with tools to adapt it to the working environment, such as scanners, high definition cameras, drill bits, pliers etc. ― depending on the assigned task ― and these tools can be interfaced with the supervisor and control system, thus making the software-machine combination more versatile and fully operational in any situation.
The adaptability of the system
To perform automated tasks ― e.g.: pick and place or fixing screws ― the robot follows pre-set coordinates.
If one or more coordinates shouldn’t match with the landing point, the robot can be manually maneuvered and memorize the new parameters; this way the system will automatically know where the landing point for the robot’s tool is.
Being able to manually insert new coordinates ― and to save them as new instructions for future operations ─ makes the whole system 100% adaptable to any variation on the working routine, without sacrificing its capabilities.
The robot can also benefit from Ferrazza remote assistance, to help during the installation and the initial programming phases, using any type of Internet connection.