Learn How to Protect Your Investment with Robot Maintenance Tips
Plastic News had a great article about robot maintenance tips that has stood the test of time. Automation equipment is an investment, and we know you want to protect it as much as possible. By performing regular maintenance you can reduce or eliminate the need for costly repairs.
One huge part of keeping your robot in good shape is being aware of its normal appearance and sounds. Listen for any unusual noises that could indicate a problem. Make sure that the guide rails and wires are in good shape. Inspect the bearings to see if they are properly lubricated. Observe how the gripper or end of arm tool generally acts and take note if it seems to be slowing down. Delays can indicate a leak in the vacuum line.
The health of your molding machine can also impact the health of your robot. If your injection molding machine is vibrating too quickly, that can affect the quality of the robot. Adjust the mold movements to minimize this in order to ensure a longer life for both your robot and molding machine.
Do you have questions about how to maintain your Absolute Robot? Feel free to shoot us an email with any questions that you may have. Our highly trained service engineers can answer all of your questions and let you know how to maintain your robot properly.