Material Handling Robots

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Precision 3-Axis Dispensing Systems suit SMT assembly tasks.

July 7, 2014

Combining 3-axis robots with integrated digital dispense controllers, 2004D Series consists of <100 lb benchtop units that can store up to 10,000 different dispensing routines created via hand-held teach pendant. X-Y working ranges, depending on model, are 300 x 300 mm, 400 x 400 mm, and 500 x 500 mm, and all models offer 100 mm Z-axis stroke. With speeds to 800 mm/sec and repeatability of ±0.01 mm per axis, robots handle point-to-point, linear, or curved-arc application. Read More

Robotics

Human-Safe Robot offers expanded capabilities via software.

June 27, 2014

Baxter human-safe robot, when equipped with Intera v3, exhibits enhances performance and capabilities for automation in manufacturing. Skill set covers tending to machines, such as CNC lathes, ultrasonic welders, and press brakes; packing/unpacking parts and components; line loading/unloading; and kitting. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Robotics

Tabletop Robots support cell production applications.

June 25, 2014

Employing rigid base, ball screw, and servo control motor, TTA Series provides max speeds of 800, 800, and 400 mm/sec in X, Y, and Z axes, respectively. Large memory stores programs and positions, while additional data recovery function makes sure original data can be restored should writing to FLASH drive fail due to power failure. Offering 16 points/16 points I/O, expandable up to 48 points/48 points, robots support CC-Link, DeviceNet, ProfiBus, and EtherNet/IP field networks. Read More

Robotics

High Speed Depalletizer handles reverse taper bottles.

June 17, 2014

Featuring solid channel steel frame and welded/bolted construction, Model 108RT maintains stability of reverse taper bottles during high speed transfer from pallet and throughout single filing. Devices square and secure top pallet layer and secondary layer prior to container transfer, and maintain slipsheet firmly as top layer is swept from pallet to loading table. In addition, each load is kept under control on all 4 sides throughout depalletizing process to contain bottles in tight pack. Read More

Packaging Equipment, Robotics

Robotic Packaging Systems promote safety for food producers.

May 16, 2014

Delfi, used for feed placing into primary packaging, and Paloma, used for placing into primary or secondary packaging, are vision guided solutions that feature GD33 Delta robot in open frame design. With its 3 kilo payload capability and speed, robot promotes productivity and application versatility. It can integrate with Gemini 4 control and software platform, and access to main components facilitates maintenance. Hygienic design with stainless steel frame option is also available. Read More

Robotics

Parallel Link Robot operates 24 hours per day.

April 28, 2014

Serving as automated assistant for various manufacturing applications, Parallel Link Robot is suited for insertion, wiring, assembling, adhesive application, soldering, and labeling operations. Direct teaching process uses hand-guided intuitive operation to replicate precise human motion. Six-axis robot does not require typical engineering skills and computer work needed to program most robots, and once it is programmed, it can be run 24 hours per day. Read More