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In the modernization process of manufacturing industry, robotics technology is widely used. Among them, the six-axis robotic arm is a very common robot. With the rapid development of the manufacturing industry, more and more countries have begun to use six-axis robotic arms, and their application fields are becoming more and more extensive.

As a company with a deep understanding of six-axis robotic arms, SINSMART’s biggest impression on the manufacture of six-axis robotic arms is that they can complete tasks that are difficult or dangerous for humans, such as welding and fine assembly in high-temperature and high-pressure environments. , or perform tasks such as cleaning and measuring in toxic and harmful places. If these tasks are done by humans, it is not only dangerous, but also inefficient. Using a six-axis robotic arm can effectively improve work efficiency and safety.

In recent years, robot technology has been widely used around the world, especially the six-axis robotic arm has successfully landed in various industries and has become an important equipment in the manufacturing industry. Countries have adopted robotic arm technology to improve production efficiency and reduce labor costs.

As a leading country in the global manufacturing industry, China has implemented the use of robotic arms in various factories such as automobiles, aerospace, and electronics, making positive contributions to the development of the domestic manufacturing industry. Japan, known for its advancements in robotics, has been using robotic arms for decades. In the United States and Germany, robotic arms are widely used in their manufacturing, especially in the automotive sector, to assist in the assembly of various car parts.

In factories that manufacture vehicles, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan automobile manufacturing plants in Japan, Audi, Porsche, and BMW manufacturing plants in Germany, and Ford, General Motors, and Tesla manufacturing plants in the United States all use six-axis robotic arms. These robotic arms can flexibly operate and process workpieces, featuring high speed, high precision and high quality, which greatly improves production efficiency and production quality, and reduces the error rate and work intensity of manual intervention.

With the development of the manufacturing industry and the continuous advancement of technology, the application of robot technology will become more and more extensive. As an important device, the robotic arm will play an increasingly important role in the production field.

In modern manufacturing plants, six-axis robotic arms have become an important production tool. To control these robotic arms, industrial computers are also widely used. Embedded industrial computers, industrial PCs, and industrial servers are commonly used types of industrial computers. Embedded industrial computers are the most common type for controlling six-axis robotic arms.

The embedded industrial computer is an important part of the control system of the manipulator, and its main function is to manage the movement and operation of the manipulator. They are widely used in various industrial environments as they are robust and can withstand harsh industrial environments. In addition, they are equipped with dedicated input and output ports that can support various communication protocols such as RS232, RS485 and Ethernet. At the same time, they can also provide better real-time performance and better communication performance to meet the needs of controlling six-axis robotic arms.

Why must modern manufacturing plants use six-axis robotic arms?
This is because the six-axis robot arm has the characteristics of high precision, high speed, high flexibility, high load capacity and low energy consumption. These advantages make six-axis robotic arms an indispensable part of manufacturing. In modern vehicle manufacturing plants, six-axis robotic arms are widely used to speed up production efficiency and improve production quality. Toyota, Honda, and Nissan car factories in Japan, Audi, Porsche, and BMW factories in Germany, and Ford, General Motors, and Tesla factories in the United States all use six-axis robotic arms to speed up the production process.

Besides the automotive industry, there are many other industries that have started implementing six-axis robotic arms in their manufacturing processes. For example, in the food and beverage industry, robotic arms are used for tasks such as packaging, sorting and palletizing. In the pharmaceutical industry, robotic arms are used for tasks such as filling and labeling bottles. In the electronics industry, robotic arms are used for tasks such as assembling circuit boards.

The high precision and repeatability of the six-axis robotic arm is due to the use of a highly specialized control system. In these industries, low-power embedded controllers are the best choice for controlling six-axis robotic arms. Low-power embedded controllers provide the necessary processing power while minimizing energy costs. Additionally, embedded controllers are very reliable and suitable for use in a manufacturing environment.

Fanuc Robotics is one of the companies that has successfully implemented a six-axis robotic arm using its proprietary R-30iB Compact Plus controller, a low-power embedded controller. In addition, KUKA Robotics also offers a series of six-axis robotic arms designed for various manufacturing applications, using the low-power embedded controller KR C4.

In a six-axis robotic arm, the controller is an integral part that can control and adjust the movement of the robotic arm. The industrial computer is an important part of the controller, which can provide powerful computing power and reliability guarantee, and help the robotic arm to achieve more efficient and accurate motion control. When choosing an industrial computer, several factors need to be considered, including computing power, scalability, and durability. Generally, embedded industrial computers with high performance and low power consumption are selected, such as Advantech's UNO and MICRO series, DFI's EC and KC series, IEI's TANK and POC series, etc. These industrial computers have the characteristics of high performance, low power consumption and durability, and are suitable for the control needs of six-axis robotic arms.

Choosing the right industrial computer is critical to ensuring optimal performance and productivity of your robotic arm. When selecting an industrial computer for a robotic arm, factors such as processing power, memory, input/output capabilities, and compatibility with other hardware and software components must be considered.

First machine

1. It supports the 9th generation Intel Core i7-9700 processor, two 16GB DDR4 notebook memory, 512GB 2.5-inch SATA III SSD and 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III notebook hard disk, and MEAN WELL GST160A24-R7B power supply (24V 6.67A).
2. It has six RS-232 serial ports, six USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, pre-installed 64-bit Windows 10 Professional operating system, and is equipped with Advantech industrial-grade chassis, equipped with wireless keyboard and mouse, mouse pad, power strip and 1.5m power cord.
3. It supports two PCIe expansion slots, which can be inserted into horizontal graphics cards and capture cards. The height of the chassis should be less than 150mm and the width less than 400mm.
4. It supports wide temperature operation, can work in the range of -10°C to 60°C, and has strong anti-interference, anti-vibration and anti-shock capabilities, and can run 24 hours without interruption.

Second machine

1. The machine is equipped with Intel Core 12th generation i9-12900 processor, adopts 10nm process, has 16 cores and 24 threads, the main frequency is 3.2Ghz, the turbo frequency can reach 5.1Ghz, and the overall performance is improved by about 180%. The machine is equipped with 32GDDR54800MHz memory, newly upgraded PCIe4.0 technology, the reading speed is as high as 7000MB/S, PCIe4.0 directly interacts with the CPU, and the data processing speed is faster.
2. The machine is equipped with an independent expansion box, which provides a PCIex16 slot, and supports the expansion of single-slot graphics card, USB port card, data acquisition card, PoE network port card and other expansion cards within 75W. The machine also provides expansion modules, which support expansion of 8 COM ports, 16/32 isolated digital I/O, 4 GigE/PoE+ network ports, 16 ignition power control, etc. In addition, the Ethernet port, USB port, and Type-C interface are all equipped with port drop-off prevention design. With the matching external wiring, tighten the anti-drop-off nut, which can effectively prevent the port from falling off or loosening due to machine vibration.
3. In order to give full play to the excellent performance of the Core 12 generation processor, the machine has carried out a special thermal optimization design. An aluminum alloy heat dissipation module is added above the memory and M.2 hard disk, which conducts heat quickly and greatly improves the effect of cooling and heat dissipation.
4. The machine has a built-in full-height MiniPCIe slot that supports WiFi modules. There is also an M.2 slot (with SIM card slot), which supports 4G/5G modules, strong signal coverage, and faster data transmission. In addition, the machine also supports IntelVproAMT16 technology to realize remote management and switching on and off, even if it encounters a blue screen of death, it can be restarted remotely.

Six-axis robotic arms have become an integral part of manufacturing, and their application fields are becoming more and more extensive. They can improve manufacturing efficiency and safety, reduce costs, and realize automation and intelligent production. The industrial computer is an important part of the robotic arm controller. Compared with the traditional industrial computer, the low-power embedded industrial computer has the characteristics of smaller, lighter, and lower power consumption, and the running speed is also very fast. Therefore, in the process of controlling a six-axis robotic arm, a low-power embedded industrial computer is an ideal choice. As the technology continues to advance, we can expect to see these robots used more widely in manufacturing environments, increasing efficiency and productivity. benefit mankind.

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