Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 2 No. 1 February 1992|
Abstract:The first two-arm industrial robot which can work in metallurgical production in harmful conditions, developed by the Robotics Research Centre of the Central South University of Technology is planned for use in Shuikoushan Mining Bureau of Hunan Province.The robot has two arms whose task is to agitate the smelting alloy of copper beryllium at 1,800- 1,900℃by its left hand and then to scoop up with the other hand the slag floating continuously to the surface of the smelting alloy. Both hands can fetch different work tools in turn to finish automatically the whole programmed movements when necessary. This robot can make workers get rid of the environment of high temperature, posionous working conditions and contaminated atmosphere and take the place of the worker's heavy manual labour when it is in application. It can also carry out those operations, such as handling, loading and unloading and so on. Further more,both hands can work cooperatively to finish more complex operations.
Key words: two-arm industrial robot