In daily life, we continuously encounter robots. They exist around us in the form of computers, smartwatches, smart refrigerators, and other electronic equipment for home and industrial use. We even have robots for entertainment and educational use. Every day, artificial intelligence is changing people’s lifestyles, whether it is through Alexa, Siri, or ChatGPT. In short, robotics has been improving the security and efficiency levels by providing higher levels of service—affecting every aspect at home and work.
Not only in the home and on the factory floor, but robots are also playing an important role even in space exploration. They are taking up tasks that humans cannot do. A good example is the robot Opportunity traversing the surface of Mars, exploring the red planet, and sending data back to scientists on the earth.
What is inside a Robot?
The control system is the main component, or brain, that determines the performance and functionality of a robot. Typically, a robot will include five parts—power supply, control system, sensors, activators and feedback, and the housing—majorly with an electronic base, and with printed circuit boards to support them.
PCBs for Robotics
Robots have a rather broad application field. This requires a variety of PCBs for robotics. At PCB Trace, we offer all types of PCBs for robotics use, including:
- Rigid PCBs
- Flexible PCBs
- Rigid-Flex PCBs
- Single-Layered PCBs
- Multi-Layered PCBs
- HDI or High Density Interconnect PCBs
- Metal Core PCBs
- High-Frequency PCBs
- and more
Multifunction robots usually need multilayered and metal core PCBs for excellent heat management to maintain precision even after working for long periods. Robots for space exploration use multilayered and HDI PCBs for the highly specific and complex functions they must undertake. Robots working under harsh environments, such as in nuclear reactors, need PCBs with high heat dissipating capabilities. Other robots require PCBs that can withstand high temperatures, high pressures, high radiation, high corrosion, and still show stable performance.
Whatever be your robotic project, contact PCB Trace today for a satisfactory solution for your PCBs. Our experts work with different industries and have the knowledge and experience to handle your requirements satisfactorily.
Robotics Circuit Board Challenges
Proper operation of robotics circuit boards require solutions to multiple challenges. One of the major challenges is the requirement of high quality PCBs. Robotic applications that involve people’s lives cannot afford to take risks or subvert safety.
Quality of Robotics PCBs from PCB Trace
PCB Trace assures the quality of the boards we make by following a quality assurance process during the manufacturing phase. For this, an international organization has certified PCB Trace with ISO 9001 accreditation. As a result, PCB Trace follows a company-wide Quality Management System, ensuring quality at all levels of our operation.
In addition, PCBs made by PCB Trace comply with international industry-specific standards such as IPC-6012 and IPC-A-600. Conforming to established standards ensures that we supply only high-quality boards to our customers.
Get an Instant Quote for your Robotics PCBs
Visit our website today to submit your documents safely. We only need your Gerber files, BOM, expected lead-times, and assembly instructions. On receiving your documents, we will try to mitigate risks from your design. We will subject your design documents to a DFA/DFM review. For instance, our engineering team will conduct a Design Rule Check to verify the design has no hidden flaws.
They will review the trace widths and spaces, aspect ratio of pads, and check for open circuits or short circuits in the design of the board. We will generate a report and alert the customer to these issues. Fixing the issues in time will mitigate the risks of submitting an improper design for manufacturing, ensuring the manufacturing process will be smooth and devoid of unnecessary pitfalls. Once the hurdles are clear, we will give you a quote based on your requirements.
Why PCB Trace for Robotics PCBs?
At PCB Trace, our capabilities make us especially suited for providing PCBs for robotics applications in various industries. For instance, we provide:
- Fast Turnaround
- Multi-Layered PCBs, from Two to 80
- Various options for Surface Finish
- Rigid, Flexible, and Rigid-Flex PCBs
- Regular and HDI Boards
- Cost Consultations for Optimizing Values
- Consultations on Raw Materials and Laminates
- Free DFM/DFA Reviews
- Quick Quotes
- THT/SMT Assembly
- Leaded and Lead-Free Processes
- Partial and Full Turnkey Processes
- Conforming to International Standards
Call our phone numbers today or visit our website for more information. We support you for any type of boards you require for your robotics project.