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Industrial automation and robotics

Industrial automation, which was conceived to reduce the need for human intervention in precision work, has now become the basis for work in industries that provide high-quality, low-cost goods with computerised control.

The main feature of industrial robots is their versatility and the possibility to use them for different operations: the robots can be adapted to the tasks they must carry out and environmental changes using simple software modifications.
The fundamental parameters for using a robot are accuracy, repeatability and resolution.

The first is defined as the difference between the ordered position and the position that is actually reached when the movement is done, while repeatability refers to the variations in the positions reached by sending the same command to the controller cycle after cycle. The spatial resolution refers to the minimum distance that can be ordered or detected.

When transporting heavy objects, it is important to establish the maximum load that can be transported at a reduced speed, while still maintaining accuracy. Finally, it is necessary to calculate the cycle duration, that is, the time needed to perform stand pick-and-place cycle or another task.

A very important feature in the industrial sector is the ability to place robots in environments that are dangerous for people, or which are particularly delicate, so that only a robot can avoid contact between electrical components and hazardous materials.

Another critical industrial application is the movement of objects; this, in fact, cannot always be done handled easily by people, given that it may involve particularly heavy or toxic materials (large crates, acids, explosives, etc.).

By associating this type of robot with automated packaging systems and suitable conveyor belts, they can perform moving operations in a way that is safe for both the person in charge and the objects being handled.

Industrial robotics have changed over the years: once thought of as a rival for people, the robot has become essential for tasks that are deemed to be too risky for the operator or for which the required accuracy is too great: furthermore, increased productivity means production speeds that would be unthinkable without the help of robots.

Mainit specialises in the design and manufacture of machines for industrial automation, in particular, systems for handing and transporting products in the line. Mainit is able to offer its clients solutions such as machines with linear or rotary table development, solutions with pneumatic actuators or with a cam-driven unit for other cadences, applications with anthropomorphic robots and transport and loading systems.

The corporate structure, which comprises a team of highly qualified technicians, allows us to identify optimal solutions by studying, designing and manufacturing automated machinery and systems with advanced technological contents. Our guarantees are the application of the quality system and the pre- and post-sales help services.

Aeronautics, automotive, foundries, plastics, health, food and beverages: our systems are suitable for use in a variety of ways in every manufacturing sector. We are able to cover every phase in the production cycle – from assembly to processing, handling to welding, pallet stocking to logistics.