About the presentation
Many robotic applications require high positional and path accuracy. These include machining, non-destructive testing, and any application that relies on off-line programming. Robots have come a long way in static and dynamic performance. However, failing to understand robot accuracy and the factors that affect it can lead to undesirable outcomes. Many users have high robot accuracy expectations. Some confuse robot repeatability with robot accuracy. Yet, others do not consider other factors that affect the overall accuracy of the system, such as end-of-arm tooling, fixtures, duty cycle, etc. This presentation provides key insights into robot accuracy, its limits, and the various factors that affect it. Recommendations are made for evaluating the use of robots in applications that require a high level of accuracy and steps to take to ensure the robot’s optimal performance. This talk aims to educate attendees about robot accuracy, factors that affect it, and ways to improve it. This allows better assessment of applications and analysis of whether a robot can replace an expensive machine, such as a CNC, in machining applications or custom-built non-destructive testing machines.
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Meet your presenter
Houssaine Waled is a senior engineer at KUKA Robotics Corp. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of robotics and motion control. His main area of expertise is machine performance, including static and dynamic accuracy. He developed software tools to calibrate KUKA robots, both in factory settings and in the field, and cells with multiple devices (robots, tables, etc). Lately, he’s also been involved in Mobile Robots.
About the company
KUKA is a global automation company and supplier of intelligent automation solutions. KUKA offers its customers everything from a single source: from robots and cells to fully automated systems and their networking in markets such as automotive, electronics, general industry, consumer goods, e-commerce/retail, and healthcare. The KUKA Group is headquartered in Augsburg, Germany.