Panasonic’s Parallel Link Robot (PLR) is available for a number of applications such as PTH component insertion, assembly, adhesive application, soldering and wiring and other work that is still carried out manually downstream of the SMT production line.
The PLR is a device that can easily be programmed for various different production applications that are to be automated. These include the insertion of electronic components of different types and sizes, wiring, assembly, applying adhesives, soldering and labelling.
A combination of multiple applications with just one system is also possible. The incorporation of PLRs at the end of an SMT line makes it possible to comply with quality specifications and simplifies complicated placement procedures, such as processing special components. A reduction in production costs can also be expected.
The simple “direct teaching” method is carried out by means of hand-guided “learning”, in which the movement of a human hand is recorded and stored with extreme precision. The 6-axis PLR can work for 24 hours a day; unlike normal robots, no typical specialist or programming knowledge is required to program it.