Robotic Inspection Systems

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Robot-Guided System detects defects on shiny surfaces.

June 3, 2016

Offering alternative to manual inspection, reflectCONTROL Automation provides high-speed, automatic surface inspection of shiny/painted parts with complex geometries. System projects striped pattern onto measurement object. Defects cause deviations from striped pattern which are recorded by cameras and evaluated by software. Deflectometry sensor, which consists of monitor for striped pattern projection and up to 2 cameras, is guided over measurement object by robot for reliable 3D inspection. Read More

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Vision Inspection System provides precision fault detection.

April 21, 2016

Integrated with full range of ST Robotics arms, STVS-X is used for automated and accurate handling, testing, and inspection of critical parts. ST robot arm, developed to address tight fault detection and QA in high-precision components manufacturing, picks up the part to be inspected and rotates it in front of Epix SV5M10 Hi-Res camera. Measurements can be made down to a 0.001 mm resolution. Golden Image comparison and Critical Measurements operational modes ensure accurate defect measurements. Read More

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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

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Largest Capacitor Manufacturer in North America Driving Growth with Rethink Robotics' Baxter

December 22, 2015

Global Capacitor Manufacturer Realizes Significant Savings with Smart, Collaborative Baxter Robot BOSTON– Cornell Dubilier, the largest power capacitor company in North America, has deployed two Baxter robots within its manufacturing plant in Liberty, SC to streamline its capacitor labeling and inspection processes, fill gaps in production and increase flexibility. Baxter is being...Read More

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Consumers Energy Debuts New Technology to Help Monitor Power Lines, Equipment, Wind Turbines

June 25, 2015

Company is First Michigan Energy Company to Use Unmanned Aerial Vehicle JACKSON, Mich. -- Consumers Energy launched an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near a Jackson County electric substation Monday to help determine whether the emerging technology can improve how the company serves Michigan residents. "We are always looking for ways to innovate and provide Michigan with safe, affordable,...Read More

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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

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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

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Innovative In-Tank Inspector Robot Displayed at EPRI Meeting

February 23, 2015

Innovative In-Tank Inspector Robot Displayed at EPRI Meeting PALM COAST, FLORIDA – Nuclear power industry managers and engineers attending the EPRI Buried Pipe Integrity Group (BPIG) Meeting and Vendor Expo on February 17 - 19 will have the opportunity to examine an innovative Inspector-series underwater robot, similar to the one that recently completed a successful floor plate survey of an...Read More

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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

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High-Tech Robot Is Latest Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pipeline Safety Innovation

October 23, 2013

PG&E's Tests New In-Line Inspection Technology That Inspects Once "Unpiggable" Pipelines Attention Broadcast: B-roll available SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is testing a new wirelessly controlled twenty-foot long robot to inspect its gas transmission pipelines as part of the utility's effort to increase pipeline safety throughout their service area. The robot...Read More

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Profiling Robot optimizes AOI and batch X-ray inspection.

October 4, 2012

Designed to fit virtually any reflow oven, ProBot automatically verifies whether each PCB is processed to specification. Suspect PCBs then can be sent off to batch X-ray. Since neither X-ray nor AOI inspection can see molecular structure of solder joint, more complete quality inspection can be achieved when combined with ProBot, which can verify that solder joints have been processed within tolerances of both component and solder paste specs. Read More

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Partnering with KS Tooling

September 5, 2012

Last year we added a Cartesian robot to our production line to package and inspect our products. While we were integrating the robot into our line we were able to maintain production speed without having to slow down or stop. With it we were able to increase throughout and improve the quality of our parts. Before we added the Cartesian robot we were producing parts in bulk, taking them out,...Read More

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Portable Welding Robot includes laser vision system.

August 28, 2012

Capable of welding in all positions on any material and joint type, Model MWR-350 also performs automated plasma beveling and cutting as well as weld inspection. Fully programmable unit allows operator to run several systems simultaneously. Integrated laser vision seam tracking system, featuring embedded color video camera, allows for remote teaching and process monitoring, making it possible for operator to be away from welding area. Read More

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Laser Profiling Attachment reduces pipe geometry scanning effort.

August 28, 2012

Attaching in seconds without tools or electrical connections to ROVVER X inspection crawler, RedLine(TM) operates up to 16 hr on one AA battery and provides everything necessary to geometrically profile interior of buried pipelines. This laser accessory can profile lines up to 18 in. dia when mounted directly to crawler, and larger lines are addressed by mounting to skid pulled by crawler. Profile data can be transferred to WinCan v8 inspection software. Read More

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Pipe Inspection System comes with image analysis software.

July 25, 2012

ROVVER X(TM) pipe inspection crawler features ROVVER Measurement Suite (RMS), which lets operator measure pipe attributes directly from system's touchscreen control pendant. Using adjustable overlays, image-analysis software calculates flow level; pipe diameter, bend, and offset; as well as branch angle, clock position and diameter of service connections. All measurements can be stored in system's onboard WinCan-based inspection reporting database and offloaded to WinCan V8 software. Read More

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Pipe Inspection Crawler features motorized camera elevator.

July 25, 2012

Able to inspect 6-72 in. dia pipe, ROVVER X(TM) is available with motorized elevator capable of positioning camera anywhere throughout its 7.1 in. vertical travel range. Elevator, used in combination with crawler's lift carriage accessory and various wheel sets, allows centerline viewing in any pipe up to 48 in. dia. Controlled directly from ROVVER X pendant, lift accepts ROVVER X pan/tilt/zoom camera or DigiSewer side-scanning camera as well as any ROVVER X auxiliary lamp. Read More

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With New Bolt-on Carriage, ROVVER X(TM) Crawler Inspects Widest Range of Pipe Sizes

February 10, 2012

Randolph, New Jersey - ROVVER X can now inspect more pipe sizes than any other crawler on the market, thanks to a new bolt-on carriage that raises the crawler, expands its wheelbase, and gives it unmatched ground clearance. The carriage attaches in seconds, and accepts all ROVVER wheels, as well as two new pneumatic wheel options. When used in tandem with the system's remote camera lift...Read More

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DENSO Receives International Forum Design Award for New VS-Series 6-Axis Robot

October 14, 2011

LONG BEACH, Calif. - DENSO announced that its VS-068 high-speed, compact, six-axis articulated robot has received the International Forum (iF) Design Award. The VS-068 has the second-longest reach of DENSO's new VS-Series robots, which offer the world's fastest speed and slimmest arms in their class. The International Forum Design Award has been held in Germany since 1953 and receives entries...Read More

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TaskMate(TM) Robotic Loading System Demonstrated with Alloyd Blister Sealing Machine at Pack Expo

September 15, 2011

Blacksburg, VA - The ESS Technologies, Inc. TaskMate(TM) Robotic Loading System combines a FANUC LR Mate mini robot with ESS-designed equipment to create a system that reduces repetitive motion in loading blister sealing machines and other types of packaging machinery. ESS Technologies, Inc. will be demonstrating the TaskMate(TM) with our OEM partner, Tegrant Corporation - Alloyd Brands at...Read More

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Energid Technologies Assists Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Development of Next-Generation Robot for Nuclear Power Plant Heat Exchanger Tube Inspection

July 27, 2011

Robotic Hardware Integration Test Successfully Completed Advanced Robotic Concepts Under Development Cambridge, Massachusetts (July 15, 2011) - Energid Technologies Corporation has developed a next-generation robot prototype for heat exchanger inspection in nuclear power plants. The robot was created for use in an inspection system by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Ltd. To support...Read More