Robotics

Robotics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Rugged, Embedded, Fanless Computer survives harsh environments.

November 21, 2014

Powered by quad core Intel® i7 CPU, PIP39 incorporates long-term and industrial temperature components. PCB is engineered for optimal conduction to enclosure, and input features reverse polarity and load dump protection. Along with ECC DDR3 memory, features include 2 GigE ports, dual display capability, USB (3.0 and 2.0) ports, up to 4 serial lines, PS/2, and audio. There are also 4 internal SATA ports, and expansion is possible via miniPCIe, PCIe/104, or PCIe x16. Read More

Robotics

Pre-Engineered Robotic Welding Cell facilitates automation.

November 18, 2014

Auto-Mate™ accelerates and facilitates implementation of automated welding for manufacturers and job shops. While single-zone Auto-Mate 5 is suitable for welding medium-sized to larger parts, 2-zone Auto-Mate 10 accommodates processes that include smaller parts. Regarding latter, robot can weld on one side while operator handles parts on other. Both cells enable MIG and flux-cored welding processes performed by Fanuc® Arc Mate® 0iB robot driven by Power Wave® R350 power source. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hi-Res Mobile Scanner is modular and customizable.

November 18, 2014

Employing two 8 MP GigE cameras, smartSCAN R8 offers field of views from 65 x 50 mm to 1,065 x 870 mm with respective measuring depths of 40 and 660 mm. System suits quality inspection or reverse engineering tasks in diverse fields and operates with stability and reliability even during temperature fluctuation. In addition to flexible system control with OPTOCAT software, system features accelerated data acquisition and 3D scanning capabilities as well as LED colors to handle any surface. Read More

Robotics, Material Handling & Storage

Order Fulfillment Systems handle mixed loads.

November 11, 2014

Suitable for retail replenishment applications, Alvey® Robotic Mixed-load Order Fulfillment solutions utilize advancements in robotic integration, software, controls, and vision technology to palletize and depalletize partial and mixed-load pallets, enabling operations to replace manual processes with efficiency and accuracy of automation. Systems feature adjustable end-of-arm tooling capable of handling up to 4 cases simultaneously and integrated stack-and-wrap system. Read More

Robotics

Arc Welding Robot has 10 kg payload and extended reach.

November 11, 2014

With 2,010 mm horizontal reach, 3,649 mm vertical reach, and ±0.08 mm repeatability, 6-axis MA2010 can be mounted to floor, wall, or ceiling. Contoured arm structure reduces interference by enlarging close-range motion area of robot, while hollow upper arm maintains optimum bend radius of welding torch cable. Along with DX200 robot controller, features include T-axis that can rotate torch ±210° without cable interference, integrated through-the-arm torch cabling, and 50 mm thru-hole. Read More

Robotics

Robotics Software incorporates re-positioning functionality.

November 10, 2014

Intera v3.1 is available with Robot Positioning System, which enables Baxter collaborative robot to manage and adapt to changing environments. Robot Positioning System accelerates and facilitates re-deployment of robot after common plant-floor variations, including horizontal workstation changes up to ±50 mm and rotation within ±10°. Disruptive technology enables Baxter to switch between tasks without retraining by using up to 20 environmental markers in conjunction with embedded vision system. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Analog Camera captures optimal images despite backlit conditions.

November 7, 2014

Leveraging CMOS WDR technology, VFD28V12WDR features optically correct bubble to ensure maximum image quality at all viewing angles. User-selectable privacy zones protect sensitive or personal information, and switching IR cut filter enables true day/night operation. While 1000TVL color and monochrome images provide optimal live and recorded image quality, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) of up to 120 dB delivers balanced, detailed images even under extreme backlit conditions.

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Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Arc Welding Robot reduces need for tracks via extended reach.

November 7, 2014

Available in floor-, wall-, or ceiling-mounted configurations, MA3120 has 6 kg payload, 3,121 mm horizontal reach, and ±0.15 mm repeatability. Integrated through-arm cabling eliminates cable interference, and through hole wrist diameter facilitates integration of pull-torches or welding sensors. While welding utilities can be routed through robot base, wire feeder mounts to upper arm. Other features include Yaskawa Motoman DX200 controller and Functional Safety Unit (FSU). Read More