Moving the Manipulator

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Moving the Manipulator
Moving the ManipulatorFor the manipulator to do work, it must have a power source. Industrial robots work on 220- and 440-volt systems available within the plant or factory. Entertainment and smaller robots may work with batteries that need recharging occasionally. All robots use electricity to give them their basic power. However, other drive methods are used to produce motion and do work. They are hydraulic and pneumatic. There are, then, three ways to drive a manipulator and do the task a robot was designed to do. Technically, there are four. Mechanical drive robots can also be counted as representing a drive method.
Pneumatic Drive About one-third o…
Mark R. Miller; Rex Miller: Robots and Robotics: Principles, Systems, and Industrial Applications. Moving the Manipulator, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export