Robotic cells are a hallmark automation solution capable of performing more complex tasks such as assembly, leak detection, welding, and testing, when compared to traditional automated machines. At AMD, we specialize in designing and creating personalized robotic cells for a variety of applications based on our customers’ needs and requirements while optimizing costs and increasing performance.
What Are Robotic Cells?
Robotic cells contain components that are needed for the robot, or multiple robots, to perform tasks on an assembly line. These tools may include sensors, end effectors, tooling, part feeding mechanisms, safeguards, and more. Instead of spreading out each step at different stations, robotic cell setups perform the entirety of a process in the cell.
At their core, assembly robotic cells manipulate components into a specific position or into an assembly for future packaging, shipping, or use. Along with this functionality, AMD can design robotic cells that take on finishing processes such as:
- Applying paints, adhesives, or sealing materials to newly manufactured parts. Not only does the introduction of automated finishing result in more consistent appearance, but it also keeps workers away from the potentially hazardous chemicals.
- Applying staples and cable ties. Robots can apply cable ties to cable harnesses or gasoline tubing. They can also apply staples for automotive heat shield assembly into carpet or interior coverings.
- Transporting items. Robotic cells can be outfitted with automated equipment to note when an assembly task has been completed and move the assembly to the next station in the industrial process.