Loading and UnloadingLoading and UnloadingWork handling must be fast, accurate, smooth, and dependable if productivity improvements are to be achieved in modern industry. Even the simple picking up of a part and placing it on the line, as shown in Figure 7-1, must be efficient. Manufacturing efficiency increases in direct relationship to controlled workflow rates, good work piece orientation, and precise part positioning. These essential factors allow plant processing equipment to be operated at full capacity for prolonged periods, with downtime limited to scheduled tool changes and service-maintenance periods.
Mark R. Miller; Rex Miller: Robots and Robotics: Principles, Systems, and Industrial Applications. Loading and Unloading, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering