Because shipbuilding involves large steel sheets and parts, robotic automation is not generally common in this area. As a heavy industrial company that manufactures large tankers and LNG carriers, Kawasaki has an established track record and know-how in robotic system automation, including large-scale thick plate arc welding systems and arc welding systems for hull blocks.
The process of combining multiple parts to make components or products, assembly is performed in various manufacturing sectors, including machinery, electronics, and electrical sectors.
Assembly covers various tasks, including assembly of small precision parts and large and heavy workpieces.
The process of moving materials, parts, and products from one place to another, material handling is performed in almost all industries, not just in the manufacturing industry.
For material handling, industrial robots are most commonly used for various purposes, including high-speed transport of small parts and handling of heavy objects that humans cannot carry.
Painting is the process of applying paint on product surfaces, forming a coating film or finish.
Because most paint materials are highly volatile, explosion-proof robots and painting equipment are used for this process.
Sealing / Dispensing
Sealing is the process of applying sealant or adhesive to enhance airtightness and fill the space between materials.
Sealing is performed for many products, such as passenger vehicles and home appliances.
Grinding and deburring is the process of removing protruding burrs from the surfaces of casting and forged products as well as post-welding surfaces.
Involving scrapping off burrs with a grinder, this process can be dirty, dangerous, and demanding where robots can play important roles.
The welding method that uses arc discharge to join metal materials, arch welding is widely performed in the machinery, metal, and automotive industries. Robots and arc welders are used to join the materials while melting them.