Hot, cold, corrosive – these environments, and more, inherently require a little extra care when it comes to planning labor and tasks.
The same goes for introducing any automated technologies. After all, you need them to operate correctly and avoid any unnecessary damage.
Often pulled in to support tasks that need to be reliably repeatable, industrial robotics are an excellent option to support safer work in unique environments. When looking at any robotics application, it’s crucial to consider the conditions under which the task is happening. Whether it’s palletizing, welding, paint, or part handling, the working environment – temperature, exposure, application, and materials – plays a key role in the way automation equipment is selected, outfitted, and designed.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common challenging environments and what can be done if the environment is too harsh for most standard industrial robots.