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 mechanisms.

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.

Assessment Criteria

To achieve this outcome a student must demonstrate the ability to: