Robotic Systems

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

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Industrial Robot Controller measures 12.2 x 17.7 x 17.4 in.

February 3, 2015

Along with clean operator panel, second generation IRC5C features cable connections designed for facilitated access and use. External connectors are available for all signals, and built-in, expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system is standard. TrueMove™ and QuickMove™ technologies promote such capabilities as accuracy, speed, cycle-time, programmability, and synchronization with external devices. Design also facilitates integration of additional hardware and sensors. Read More

Robotics

Six-Axis Articulated Robot features integrated controller.

January 12, 2015

With intrinsically safe mechanism that limits all collision forces, Model PAVP6 can operate safely side-by-side with personnel. Motion controller, harnesses, and power supplies are embedded within base. Precise Guidance Motion Controller offers gravity balanced free mode teaching aids, as well as ability to automatically generate reliable motion sequences. Additional features include Ethernet interface, kinematics for Cartesian motions, and embedded web server for operation via browser. Read More

Robotics, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Aseptic Robot features ISO 5 cleanroom rating.

November 24, 2014

Designed with special coverings for applications requiring biocontamination control, 6-axis Model VS-050 offers 520 mm reach and 4 kg payload capacity. Protective outer coating and sealed joints allow robot to be sterilized with hydrogen peroxide or UV light. Smooth, rounded exterior has no external screws, keeping contaminants from adhering to surface. With 0.37 sec cycle time and ±0.02 mm repeatability, robot is suited for assembly, dispensing, inspection, and packaging. 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

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

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

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

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Robotics

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

Robotics

Tactical Robot is IOP-compliant as defined by U.S. Army.

October 22, 2014

Providing 16 total I/O ports, including IOP A and B connectors, TALON V has successfully completed U.S. Army's TARDEC Interoperability Profile testing. Man transportable robot is equipped with high torque drive motors capable of climbing 46° staircase, and multi-degree of freedom manipulator that can lift up to 65 lb. Offering 1080i HD and SD camera options, robot is used for counter-improvised explosive device missions, police operations, and hazardous material missions. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Robotics

Compact Series Robots suit spot welding applications.

October 2, 2014

With respective payload capacities of 165 and 210 kg, MS165 and MS210 six-axis robots feature DX200 controller, high-speed spot and ARM (Advanced Robot Motion) control function, and 2,702 mm reach with ±0.2 mm repeatability. Gas spring and Sigma-5 motor technology reduce weight and profile. With respective payload capacities of 100 and 80 kg, MS100 and MS80W II robots can utilize Mid-Frequency Direct Current (MFDC) spot guns and offer reach of 2,236 mm and ±0.07 mm repeatability. Read More

Robotics

Proactive Tracking System helps maximize baking band life.

September 25, 2014

Using high-temperature, self-cleaning, non-contact sensors, ActiveTrack™ collects and analyzes band speed and position data. This enables small and consistent bidirectional adjustments to be made in order to track oven band to within ±1/8 in. Along with integrated alarm system, features include external, heavy-duty bearings and rollers with adjustable center roll. System, which consists of 3 rollers on return path and 2 for load path of oven, can be used with bands with max width of 63 in. Read More

Robotics

Robotic Vehicle Kit targets educational applications.

September 18, 2014

Supplied with RC5 remote control and battery charger, RP6V2-C Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Kit is programmable in C and is suited for universities, trade schools, high schools, and course hobby users. Robot integrates ATMEGA32 8-bit RISC microcontroller with 8 MIPS and 8 MHz clock, two 7.2 Vdc motors, and tank drivetrain that can negotiate steep ramps and obstacles. Additional features include USB interface, modular I2C bus expansion system, and 6 PCB expansion areas. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Force Sensing Package suits precision assembly applications.

September 10, 2014

With 6-axis force sensor that can detect 3 translational forces and 3 axial moments, MotoFit™ alters robot's position based on force encountered to align/assemble parts. Touching, fitting, and inserting are combined to provide automatic precision fits of mating surfaces of 10–100 µm. High-speed fits up to 20 mm deep with h7/H7 tolerance can be done in 5 sec. Additional components include communication board, power supply box, robot mounting flange adapter, and Engineering Support Tool software. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Fasteners & Hardware

Robotic Screw Fastening System reduces labor and improves QC.

September 9, 2014

Screw fastening system is built around Janome desktop, 3- or 4-axis robot that comes in 5 models with working areas from 200 x 200 mm to 510 x 600 mm and repeatable accuracy of ±0.01 mm. In addition to accommodating choice of drivers, system is available with several screw feeder options. Programming of screw tightening conditions is facilitated via remote teaching pendant with 7-line screen, and robot can store up to 255 programs in resident memory card. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Robotics

Surveillance Robot constantly patrols secured perimeter.

September 8, 2014

Traveling at about 7 kph on monorail that is attached to fence structure, RoboGuard conducts regular inspections of fence line, which are essential to maintaining integrity of perimeter. Robot can also respond and check on any suspected intrusion as needed. Complete system consists of autonomous robots, each covering up to 1 km, with docking station in between 2 adjacent robots, servicing them both with battery recharging and wireless communication. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Material Handling Robots offer 700 or 900 mm reach.

September 8, 2014

Designed with no offset in axis two, IRB 1200 Series delivers long stroke that allows robot to be placed close to work piece and still be functional. Standard variants include 700 mm reach model with payload up to 7 kg, and 900 mm model with payload up to 5 kg. Both can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection optional. With Ethernet port, 4 air ducts, and 10 customer signals, robots can be integrated with other equipment. Read More

Robotics

High-Speed Robots handle processing of large parts.

August 20, 2014

With payloads of 50, 35, and 20 kg, respectively, 6-axis Models MH50 II, MH50 II-35, and MH50 II-20 are suited for coating, dispensing, machine and press tending, material cutting and handling. Robots feature horizontal reach of 81.1, 100, and 122.3 in. and vertical reach of 140.9, 175.1, and 219.9 in., respectively. Equipped with DX200 controller, capable of controlling up to 8 robots, MH50 II-series includes brakes on all axes and can be floor-, wall-, or ceiling-mounted. Read More

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Pre-engineered System loads and unloads machine tools.

August 8, 2014

Using vision guided robotics to tend machine tools, FlexMT™ can handle most any size and type of part, and is compatible with wide range of machine tools, including horizontal and vertical lathes, machining centers, 5-axis machines, and grinders. Modular system comes with choice of 2- or 3-finger gripper, and both infeed and outfeed conveyor. FlexMT 20 features ABB IRB 2600 robot with 20 kg payload and 1.65 m reach, while FlexMT 60 features ABB IRB 4600 robot with 60 kg payload and 2.05 m reach. Read More