Robotic Systems

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Software

CAM Software offers optimized collision checking.

July 15, 2015

With PowerMILL Robot 2015, manual and CNC programming of robots can be combined in single program. Software provides optimized collision checking, automatic avoidance of wrist singularities, and ability to generate robot programs from tape files produced in other CAM software. Users can duplicate in virtual environment teach-and-learn programming of robot for linking moves, which can then be integrated with cutting moves to provide complete sequence of operations. Read More

Robotics

Packaging Robots increase efficiency for food producers.

July 15, 2015

Based on open frame platform featuring GD series Delta robot, this hygienic series offers modular and standardized robotic solutions with application-specific options. D3 robotic platform handles payloads up to 3 kg and speeds that can increase pick rates. Designed for quick changeovers as well as simplified use and maintenance, solutions feature Gemini 4.0 Delta robot controller and software that enable new product formats to be simulated offline without need for physical products. Read More

Robotics

High-Speed Packaging Robot offers precise pick and place ability.

July 10, 2015

With its speed, pick and place capabilities, and conveyor tracking, Hornet 565 suits packaging applications. This parallel robot, featuring 6.6 lb payload capacity, has controller-less architecture. Hygienic design and corrosion-resistant materials minimize contamination risk and facilitate washdown, while included Adept ACE software, which offers integrated, point-and-click development environment for Adept robots and controls, facilitates system deployment. Several options are available. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

High-Throughput Stringer solders solar cells in 2 sec cycle.

July 2, 2015

Designed to produce full and half-cell strings with up to 5 busbars, STRINGER TT1800 utilizes single track technology and offers throughput of up to 50 MWp per year. Cycle time of 2 seconds enables production of up to 27 modules/hr, and throughput of complete standardized system – 2 STRINGER TT1800 and one layup – is rated at 100 MWp. Layup's 6-axis robot consists of flexible package that allows system to be adapted to different applications or cell and glass sizes. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

3D Scan System enables flexible seam width welding with zoom axis.

June 23, 2015

Managing laser fine-positioning for remote welding, intelliWELD II FT has integrated zoom axis that allows dynamic, step-less varying of spot size up to x1.5 accompanied by uniform intensity distribution. Scan head feature include sealed housing, encapsulated optical path, and replaceable protective window, and protective window monitoring is also standard. Galvanometer scanners minimize position drift, and optical components accommodate disc and fiber lasers with up to 8 kW power. Read More

Robotics, Machinery & Machining Tools

Jobshop Cell suits low mix, medium to high volume of parts.

May 27, 2015

Featuring two FANUC D21 RoboDrill Vertical Machining Centers being serviced by single, articulating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot, Twin RoboDrill JobShop Cell can load and unload multiple parts at one time, at less than 1 sec/part. Cell also utilizes FANUC Robotics' IR Vision System with flex vibratory in-feed system to bring parts into cell. Providing troubleshooting and maintenance capabilities, FANUC 31iB5 control lets users analyze systems and receive notifications when adjustment is required. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Robotics

Laser Soldering System optimizes laser exposure diameters.

May 26, 2015

Offering adjustable beam spot diameters from 0.1–3.0 mm, Multi-Phi Laser Soldering System optimizes soldering conditions for each component. Diameter range is determined by optical fibers and lens configuration. Laser’s output power is converted into thermal energy, and robot’s z-axis (vertical) stays fixed when adjusting beam diameter. Supporting variety of soldering patterns, component shapes, and sizes, Multi-Phi can feed solder wire from any direction with feeding mechanism. Read More

Robotics

High Payload Gantry Robots suit material handling industry.

April 29, 2015

Available in 7 sizes with Y axis lengths to 100 m, Model ZP-6 and ZP-7 are 2-axis linear modules that can be configured with multiple Z-axis arms. Machines feature third-generation cam follower cartridges which take 10 minutes to change, redesigned beams with narrow cross sections to fit small spaces, and machined pockets for guideways that are more rigid than flush-mounted guideways. For applications with tight tolerances, robots provide repeatability of ±0.02 mm. Read More

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Robotic Inspection System automatically ejects faulty products.

April 27, 2015

CountSafe™ with Automatic Ejection for Electronic Counters consists of inspection system with tool-less, 2-axis, linear robot that can be adapted and integrated to any electronic counter for rejecting any kind of defect: wrong shape, wrong color/size, broken product, or rogue. Products are rejected via vacuum system attached to closed bin equipped with pre-separator collector and HEPA filter. This configuration prevents escape of any substance or dust. Read More

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Pipe Inspection Robot offers scalable design, advanced viewing.

April 22, 2015

Able to travel at 5 different speeds without impairing image quality, Stormer S3000 lets operators examine pipelines up to 820 ft long and 5.9–40 in. wide for defects. Waterproof pan-and-tilt camera, featuring CMOS image sensor and integrated adjustable LED lights, rotates in all directions and can be attached to front or top of crawler, which also supports use of different sets of wheels. Control unit integrates LED backlit 10.4 in. TFT flat panel monitor with 800 x 600 resolution. Read More

Robotics

Dual-arm Robot can operate in collaboration with humans.

April 21, 2015

While YuMi was designed to meet production needs of consumer electronics industry, it has equal application in small parts assembly thanks to dual arms, flexible hands, universal parts feeding system, camera-based part location, and precise motion control. Robot has lightweight yet rigid magnesium skeleton, covered with floating plastic casing, wrapped in soft padding to absorb impacts. If YuMi senses unexpected impact, such as collision with coworker, it can pause motion within milliseconds. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Material Handling Solution transforms from MGV to AGV.

April 10, 2015

Customizable with regards to lifting capacity and deck size, Manual Guided Vehicle features hydraulically powered scissor lift mounted in center of frame. Self-propelled cart can safely and ergonomically lift, hold, turn, and transport unfinished goods. Modular design allows system to be retrofitted with control package for use as automatic guided vehicle. Operated by DC power, MGV/AGV offers lifting capacities from 500–3,000 lb or more, ramped acceleration/deceleration, and 3-wheel carrier. Read More

Robotics

Six-Axis Robot features double yoke design.

April 8, 2015

Designed with curved upper arm, Model MH24 excels in assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending, and packaging applications. Robot has 1,730 mm horizontal reach and 24 kg payload. Through-arm cable routing and 50 mm through-hole in upper arm extend cable life and minimize risks of snagging or interference. Large work envelope extends behind robot, permitting space for tool storage or maintenance. For optimal speed, robot uses Sigma-5 motors and Advanced Robot Motion. Read More

Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies, Non-Industrial Products

Robotics Platform aids education and workforce development.

March 26, 2015

Designed specifically for classrooms, robotics labs, and robotics training centers, STEM Robotics Platform features aluminum extruded cart that is modular and lightweight. Suite of fully integrated academic tools includes Yaskawa Motoman’s web-based curriculum, offline modeling and programming tools, and STEM-aligned activity template. Available for material handling and welding, platforms use robots that are speed-limited for student safety. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Indicators and Pick-to-Light Sensors use Modbus RTU protocol.

March 25, 2015

Comprising multicolor indicators and pick-to-light sensors, K50 Modbus Series enables flexible communication and simplified setup of single device or multi-point applications. Multicolor indicators come in standard dome, daylight visible, beacon (perimeter), and beacon (perimeter and center) with configurable flashing and strobe options. For error-proofing and parts-verification applications, pick-to-light sensors have illuminated dome and come in polarized retro-reflective or fixed-field models. Read More

Robotics, Machinery & Machining Tools

High-Payload Robot conserves space while increasing capacity.

March 20, 2015

Designed to efficiently manipulate components of significant size and weight, SMART NJ 650 handles payloads up to 650 kg, offers maximum horizontal reach of 2.70 m, and provides ISO 9283 repeatability from 0.15 mm. Space-conserving design, characterized by stiffness, is suited for such industrial applications as handling, spot welding, and component manipulation as well as palletizing, deburring/polishing, packaging, and general machining. Read More

Robotics

Collaborative Robots feature intrinsically safe design.

March 9, 2015

Available in SCARA, 6-axis Articulated, and Cartesian configurations, Collaborative Benchtop Robots will not injure user or other equipment even if there are accidental full-speed collisions. Precise Guidance Motion Controller offers gravity balanced free mode teaching aids and capabilities for automatically generating reliable motion sequences. Other features include Ethernet interface and embedded web server that permits robot to be operated locally or remotely. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robotic Conversion Kit removes vehicle operators from harm's way.

February 10, 2015

By transforming manned industrial vehicles into unmanned robots, DriveRobotics™ add-on applique kit lets building demolition and roadside construction companies convert to unmanned operations whenever operators face hazardous situations. This commercial robotic system, which can also be installed in new vehicles and existing fleets, eliminates need for spotter. Remote-control capabilities enable or facilitate machine use in demanding applications. Read More

Robotics

Six-Axis Robot suits machine tending applications.

February 5, 2015

With 280 kg payload, 2,446 mm horizontal reach, and 2,962 mm vertical reach, Model MH280 II is suited for material handling and press tending applications. From boring to milling to grinding, robot can help optimize product quality by removing inconsistencies of manual process. Dynamic DX200 controller, using Windows® CE programming pendant with color touchscreen, handles multiple tasks and controls up to 8 robots, I/O devices, and communication protocols. Read More

Robotics

Four-Axis SCARA Robots feature controller-less architecture.

February 5, 2015

Offering SCARA robotics in controller-less architecture, eCobra robots come in Lite, Standard, and Pro performance tiers to address different application complexity and throughput requirements. Models are available in 600 and 800 mm reach configurations and run on eV+ operating system. Featuring fully embedded controls that conserve floor space and simplify installation, robots serve such applications as mechanical assembly, material handling, and packaging. Read More