Comparing modular design and conventional systems

Modularity makes your automation process more flexible

 

The main advantage of systems with a modular structure lies in their adaptability. As the structure can be tailor made to the application area, only those components are used that are necessary for the process. Subsequent configuration is not a problem and components can therefore be quickly added or omitted. Ready-to-use solutions, on the other hand, are already configured and therefore can be used immediately. However, they offer limited possibilities for individual adaptation when the production process changes.

One of the most important reasons to choose a low cost robot system is how cost-effective they are. They often amount to only one tenth of the price of a conventional robot. However, there are many more differences that are more technical in nature. For instance, low cost robots are often freely configurable with respect to the drive units and control, while conventional systems are not. This results in an increased flexibility on one hand, and a potentially increased implementation on the other hand, which should be considered in the calculation of total costs. A major advantage of low cost robots is that they are built with lightweight components.

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