Where accuracy and production requirements are strict, automating bolt tightening with robots provides an additional layer of quality assurance, allowing you to tighten to precise torque values, along with additional product traceability.
Offering precise and repeatable bolt torque levels, robots are generally quicker, if not equal to, the manual equivalent, which due to the fact they aren’t prone to productivity slumps, promote increased throughput.
Access a hard-to-reach angle or area
Dubbed ‘multipurpose manipulators’ by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), 6 axes robots, such as Cobots, are capable of articulating anywhere within their furthest point of reach. Robots excel at handling and manipulating materials, operating much like a human arm, they can complete complex series’ of movements on their own, unlike traditional mechanical methods of automation.
For tasks such as assembly, bolt and screw tightening in particular, hard to reach areas or awkward angles may be fairly common, therefore automating with a Cobot could provide significant production benefits, with each bolt being accounted for.