Understanding the different applications an industrial robot may perform is important for anyone working with robots. 

Learning Objectives
  • List welding processes performed by industrial robots
  • List different types of arc welding
  • Understand the factors affecting the quality of a friction weld
  • List material handling applications for robots
Language: English

A robot requires a program to operate automatically. Understanding the required format, terms, and information of a robot program is important for many personnel working with a robot.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of syntax in a robot program
  • List common data types
  • List methods of repeating sections of a robot program
  • Understand the importance of creating a plan to write a robot program
  • Understand the difference between an instruction and an argument
Language: English

The robot controller and end effector are important components of the robot system. Identifying different end effectors and the components of the controller is important information for anyone working with robots.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the different courses of a robot controller
  • Identify the functions of each course of a robot controller
  • List types of end effectors
  • Identify functions that can be performed with the teach pendant
Language: English

The manipulator is the component of the robot that performs the actual work of the system. Understanding the components and limitations of the manipulator is important for anyone working with a robot.

Learning Objectives

  • List types of actuators used on a manipulator
  • Understand the term payload
  • Understand the term armload
  • List types of sensors used with a manipulator
  • Define robot accuracy
  • Define robot repeatability
Language: English

The manipulator of an articulated robot is capable of reaching any point within its maximum envelope from different directions. Understanding how these points are defined is important for anyone working with an articulated robot.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the six common axes of an articulated robot
  • List different coordinate systems
  • Understand the differences between the coordinate systems
  • Apply different coordinate systems to define the location of the same point
Language: English

Robots are used in many industrial applications. Every application presents both unique and common safety concerns. Understanding these safety concerns helps reduce the chance of injury to yourself and others.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify four types of accidents involving industrial robots
  • Identify sources of hazards from an industrial robot
  • Identify ANSI/RIA safety standards
  • Identify PPE associated with robot operations
Language: English

Robotics is the study of the design, construction, and operation of robots. Robots have become an integral part in the automation of many industries.

Learning Objectives

  • List common tasks of industrial robots
  • Distinguish between the types of industrial robots
  • Understand the history of industrial robots
Language: English