Robotic Systems

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Modular SCARA Robot features max payload of 6 kg.

February 9, 2016

Available in reaches of 450, 550, and 650 mm, Model IRB 910SC can operate in confined spaces and is tabletop mountable. Single-arm robot is designed for variety of general-purpose applications requiring fast, repeatable, and articulate point-to-point movements, including small parts assembly, material handling, tray kitting, component placement, parts inspection, and laboratory automation. Each SCARA variant is IP54-rated for protection against dust and liquids. Read More

Packaging Equipment, Robotics

Automated Case Packing Machine meets tissue industry needs.

January 14, 2016

Able to erect, pack, and seal up to 12 bath tissue, paper towel, napkin, and facial tissue cases/min, Raptor SL lowers end of line labor expenses by reducing number of workers and time investment. This all-in-one, fully integrated, side-load machine is available with ProTech by Pro Mach™ cloud-based remote tech support and monitoring. Knock-down flat (KDF) corrugated cases are onto infeed conveyor, and more than 6 skids containing KDFs may be staged with optional extended infeed conveyor. Read More

Robotics, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Desktop Soldering Robots minimize rejects via repeatability.

December 22, 2015

Used to replace current hand soldering applications or bring outsourced applications in-house, F7000SR series delivers repeatability that minimizes amount of rejects. Built-in solder tip cleaning station helps prolong life of soldering head and reduces down time for cleanings. Designed to handle solder diameters from 0.6–1.2 mm, system also offers fully adjustable temperature control. Functionality and capabilities accommodate diverse soldering applications. Read More

Robotics

High-Payload Robot combines speed and payload capacity.

November 20, 2015

Utilizing motion control technology at high moments of inertia (725 kgm²), multipurpose IRB 8700 automatically adapts and adjusts speed to accommodate heavy/wide parts. Industrial robot, designed for maximum uptime, has one motor and one gear per robot axis. There are no gas springs; counterweight and mechanical springs are used for counter balancing. Respectively, 4.2 and 3.5 m reach configurations have nominal payload capacities of 550 and 800 kg (620 and 1,000 kg with wrist down). Read More

Robotics, Non-Industrial Products

Virtual Environment fosters industrial robotics competency.

November 18, 2015

As PC-based, off-line programming environment and robotics simulation tool, MotoSim® Touch provides instructors and students with production environment for Yaskawa industrial robots and FS100 controller. System comes with physical programming pendant as well as off-line programming and simulation software package. In addition to providing hands-on experience regarding robotic functions, STEM-aligned environment lets users create robotic applications and save them to flash drive. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Mechanical Order Picking Device eliminates bending, pulling.

November 12, 2015

Made of steel to hold up to 1,200 lb, Pick-Plank affixes to pallet and converts each pick slot from static to dynamic storage position. This allows all items on pallet to be accessible from aisle and helps eliminate bending and pulling. Mechanical order picking device, suitable for case picking less than full pallet from man aboard order picker, eliminates need for picker to reach or crawl into storage position. Design also improves warehouse space utilization, safety, and pick rates. Read More

Robotics

Robotic Welding Workcell addresses needs of job shop market.

November 10, 2015

ArcWorld® C-30 offers all components needed for arc welding: 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot, DX200 controller with menu-driven arc welding application software, integrated welding package, operator station, pneumatic powered slide-up doors, and total safety environment. As single station with welding table, workcell occupies compact footprint and is suited for small- to medium-sized parts. Total safety environment complies with U.S. and Canadian safety standards. Read More

Robotics

Six-Axis Articulated Robots suit industrial assembly environments.

October 13, 2015

Providing precise arm movements with respective max reaches of 723 and 912 mm, Viper 700 and 900 accommodate payloads up to 7 kg and feature integrated solenoid valves and offline programming and emulation software. Slim robotic arm design minimizes space required for work cells, while IP67 rating and corrosion-resistant materials facilitate washdown. Controls are embedded into amplifier, and hollow wrist streamlines cabling to EOAT. Multiple options are available.
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Robotics

Single-Arm Robot automates precise tasks.

October 1, 2015

Weighing just 42 lb, Sawyer Robot features 8.8 lb payload, with 7 degrees of freedom and 1,260 mm reach that can maneuver into tight spaces and varied alignments of work cells designed for humans. High resolution force sensing, embedded at each joint, enables Rethink Robotics' compliant motion control, which allows robot to feel its way into fixtures or machines. Powered by Baxter, Sawyer is IP54-rated for harsh environments and includes embedded vision with built-in Cognex camera. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Deburring/Rounding Machine handles parts of greater thickness.

September 29, 2015

Supporting part parameter input via touchscreen controls, EdgeBreaker® can run jobs automatically on 25 kW upon stored data retrieval. Dry processing application can perform double-sided deburring and rounding. While oscillating roller-equipped unit removes unwanted burrs, transverse-running rounding units with rounding locks simultaneously round edges on both sides. One-Click system allows for accelerated replacement of rounding blocks. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Mobile Robot Development Kit includes all the basics.

September 9, 2015

Helping developers and researchers reduce time and effort required to develop mobile robots, SentiBotics Development Kit v2.0 provides basic robot infrastructure, hardware, component-tuning, and robotic software functionality. Kit specifically includes tracked reference mobile robotic platform, 3D vision system, modular robotic arm, and Robot Operating System (ROS) framework-based software. Full source code, robotics algorithm descriptions, and programming samples are also included. Read More

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