The consumer electronics market has grown in giant leaps over the last five years with the increasing number of installations. Covid-19 positively influenced e-commerce processes and facilitated the development of AI.
For the three-year Covid-19 spread, it has become a daily routine for multiple businesses to seek ways to optimize their manufacturing and working structure to get better results, cut costs, and drive profits. And robotic arms are one of the solutions providing an innovative approach to automation in the electronics market.
There are multiple challenges of consumer electronics with consistent tech development, Covid-19 impact, and other factors. Today consumer electronics is more and more complicated. Many manufacturers produce small components and circuits. As the parts become lighter, smaller, and more delicate, it will create additional obstacles to enhancing production lines. Small-batch production and high density require high accuracy and reliability of the operations.
All of these factors substantially impact the development of the consumer electronics market.
In 2021, the consumer electronics market reached $724.48 billion and is expected to rise at an annual rate of 5.1%. We must deploy the latest robot technology in electronics manufacturing to make this growth more effective.
DOBOT cobots combat numerous challenges mentioned above and open the door to multiple application scenarios in the industry, including pick and place, assembly lines, testing and inspection, gluing, and others.
DOBOT robotic arm picks and places components, display screens, electronic boards, circuits, and other elements of the electronics manufacturing chain. Collaborative robots can perform flexible and precise coating of the PCBs, gluing them, and even serve as quality inspectors by checking the boards.
To optimize consumer electronics, we need robust technologies. Let us diver deeper into technological insights DOBOT cobots obtain to make production lines fast and adaptive to ever-changing manufacturing needs.
5 Robotic Technologies Used in Consumer Electronics
1.Robust Robotic Ecosystem
DOBOT robot arms use the robust ecosystem to automate production processes. Being different in size, form, application, and other factors, robotic accessories can involve a collaborative robot gripper, vacuum suction cup, flange adaptor, soft gripper kit, etc. Being fast and efficiently adjustable to multiple needs, they assist with matching a wide variety of irregularly shaped items and different types of materials applicable to manufacturing small components in consumer electronics.
2.Advanced Vision System
DOBOT collaborative robots possess 2D and 3D camera vision to test electronics production lines, components’ soldering, and alignment. Our cobots ensure the precise quality of checking all the electronics parts. They need to know the proper and consistent order of operations to create an efficient performance.
Take a look at the DOBOT MG400 cobot performing assembly in electronics manufacturing:
3.DOBOT SafeSkin Technology
DOBOT cobots ensure all-round safety required in electronics manufacturing. That is why DOBOT created DOBOT SafeSkin; a silicone buffered wearable collision detection product for collaborative robots. The DOBOT SafeSkin technology ensures a 7 cm sensing distance that can effectively protect operators from injury.
The technology has already been integrated into the 6-axis robot DOBOR CR5S series.
4.Drag and Drop Teaching
DOBOT cobots in manufacturing apply innovative technology of a drag and drop teaching. It enables teaching a robotic arm to act as a human by corresponding to the movements the same as a human. They assure interaction with the DOBOT cobot and ensure accuracy for multiple components in electronics manufacturing, such as screen display, PCBs, etc.
DOBOT Blockly software is a graphical programming option DOBOT has expanded into our products. It provides customers an easy-to-use interface and simple programming in various industries, including consumer electronics. Robotics engineers will not be overwhelmed by coding, allowing them to drag and drop blocks to create a software innovation solution in a specific application set.
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