Outcome 3: Design a robot cell and plan its implementation
Design parameters: layout, cycle times, control, accessibility, error detection, component
specification, protection of the robot and peripherals, future developments, hazard analysis
(human, robot design, robot operation, workplace layout, hardware failure, control system
failure, control system malfunction, software failure, external equipment failure, external
sensor failure), guarding, fencing, intrusion monitoring, safe system of work, restriction
Selection criteria: accuracy, repeatability, velocity, range, operation cycle time, load carrying
capacity, life expectancy, reliability, maintenance requirements, control and play-back, cost,
memory, fitness for purpose, working envelope.
Design: station configuration, parts presentation, fixtures, parts recognition, sensors, cell
services, safety interlocks, end effector design, flexibility.
Implementation factors: company familiarisation, planning, robot manufacturer back-up,
economic analysis, installations scheduling, training.
To achieve this outcome a student must demonstrate the ability to:
- identify and evaluate the parameters which relate to the design of an efficient and safe robot cell
- describe the criteria which must be considered in the selection of a robot for an industrial application design a robot cell for an industrial application
- describe the factors which must be considered in the implementation of a robot cell.