Industrial use robotics is an exploding industry and will be increasingly so well into the foreseeable future. Robots, not only do most tedious and dangerous jobs that humans do, but they also do much that humans cannot do- faster and more reliably. But the service needs of these sophisticated pieces of production capital are often more complex that the robots themselves.
That means your robot repair needs can be expensive, complex, and difficult to predict. To help with this complicated issue, here are some of the most common industrial robot maintenance and repair needs. You should be vigilant in your efforts to detect and prevent these problems before important parts of your manufacturing process suffer a breakdown that will cost you time and money.
Power Supply Problems
As supremely complicated electronic and electrical devices, your robots use the power they receive in a number of different ways. Power has to be stepped down, amplified, and directed in numerous ways that can be difficult to maintain. For this reason, you need experts to test your robots regularly.
While central processing units will whir away quietly most of the time- doing their work undetected- they are still mechanical systems that are subject to wear and tear as well as to obsolescence. A professional will run diagnostics to determine whether or not your production robots’ CPUs are performing up to standard.
Servo Motor Breakdown
Industrial robots are packed with powerful and sensitive servo motors that move a lot of weight, apply a lot of pressure, and take a lot of stress. If they are not properly maintained, your robots can fail to perform in a predictable way, and a sudden failure can damage your products and endanger your crew.
Another important part of your robot’s power system, it is important to maintain amplifiers appropriately. A malfunctioning or worn out amp. can behave like a number of other problems, including servo problems and inadequate power. This is yet another reason that regular inspection and maintenance are essential to the health of your robots.