Robots

Gantry Robots feature space saving design.

Combining ceiling-mounted SCARA robot with long-stroke Cartesian robot, 4-axis XR-Series can operate in many applications without need for conveyor. Units have reach of 200-300 mm and X-axis stroke of 850-1,660 mm with cycle time of 0.53 sec, repeatability of ±0.015 mm, and payload capacity of 3 kg.

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Controls and Controllers

Ten Million Strong and Growing

Yaskawa Makes All the Right Moves in Becoming First Manufacturer to Ship 10 Million Drives Waukegan, Ill. (June 4, 2008) Yaskawa Electric, a world leader in the manufacture of AC drives, servomotors, motion controllers and robotics, recently became the world's first to ship 10 million variable frequency drives. In reaching this milestone, the company now claims to have more than 14 percent of the...

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Software

The Best Robotics Solutions Come from a Pedigree of Robotic Development Spanning over 30 Years

2008-03-08 - With over 150,000 robots installed in all industries, ABB Robotics has also an unequivocal claim to be the largest supplier in the packaging industry. From its portfolio of standard robots, ABB Robotics has developed a range of specialised packaging machines that meet every conceivable packaging need. ABB argues that while the robots themselves are clearly an important consideration...

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Robots

ABB Robot Certified to the Most Stringent Clean Room Conditions

2008-04-08 IRB6640 robot now complies with strict photovoltaic industry specifications for Class 5 clean rooms Working in close cooperation with systems integrator Sieghard Schiller GmbH, a specialist in automated manufacturing, ABB has upgraded its IRB 6640 robot to create a new clean room" version. The project was undertaken in response to the strict specification required for thin film...

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Robotics Automation for the Wire Industry

Highlighting the important reasons supporting the deployment of robotic automation technology in the manufacturing sector, this paper presents robotics as a contributor to improving manufacturing efficiencies. It reviews the gradual shift from an industrial to a service-based economy, resulting in technical labor shortages, while detailing the benefits of using robots. The latest robot models handling material faster and more accurately than a human, at an affordable cost for the small to mid size business are featured, and the easy and inexpensive customization associated with robots, as well as energy savings is mentioned. The paper also covers numerous robot applications in the wire industry, and includes a chart showing robot sales accounted by the North American robotic companies.

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Robots

Latest Innovative Technology for Robot Automation of the Die Casting Part Manufacturing Process

The automated treatment of casting is becoming increasingly significant for foundries. Robot-automated pressure die-casting cells and the use of robots in permanent mold casting, sand casting and in core manufacturing are established technologies. But, constant development of such applications is needed in order to optimize reliability, quality and cycle times and ABB is on the forefront of this...

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Robots

Inverted SCARA Robot targets packaged goods market.

Impervious to dust, dirt, and liquid, Cobra(TM) s800 Inverted IP65 SCARA Robot brings high-speed handling to case and carton loading applications. System is suited for mechanical assembly, material handling, packaging, machine tending, and screwdriving operations. Robot supports options such as conveyor tracking, vision guided motion, auxiliary servo axes, and general machine control.

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Robots

ABB Announce the Optimised Pre-Machining Robot IRB 6660

2008-03-07 - The IRB 6660 - for high performance applications! Vasteras, Sweden, March 7 2008. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the launch of the robot IRB 6660. The IRB 6660 is the first robot on the market that is dedicated to pre-machining applications in the foundry industry. This new robot is perfect for pre-machining and is designed for...

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Industrial Robot offers 1,000 kg payload.
Robots

Industrial Robot offers 1,000 kg payload.

Featuring steel frame and 9 motors, KR 1000 Titan provides 4,000 mm reach, making it suited for handling heavy, large, or bulky workpieces in building materials, automotive, and foundry industries. In axes 1 and 3, two motors feed into single gear unit. Axis 2 is also powered by 2 motors, each with its own gear unit. With work envelope of 78 cubic meters, modular robot is able to withstand 60,000...

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Robotic Bending Cell offers mid-level automation.
Robots

Robotic Bending Cell offers mid-level automation.

Combining PPEB or Easy-Form® Series CNC press brake with multi-axis Kuka robot, RoboCell handles small to medium-sized components in capacities of 80-110 ton bending force and 2.5 or 3.0 m table configurations. It can automatically load, form, and stack finished parts in unmanned process. Easy-Form® Laser system tracks parts during bending, providing real-time angle measurements. All...

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Adept Technology Records First Adept Quattro Robot Sales to Asia

Sales of Quattro Robots into Japan and Korea Mark Expansion of Packaging Business in Asia LIVERMORE, Calif.- May 1, 2008, Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it has received multiple orders for Adept Quattro(TM) s650 robots from customers in the Asia-pacific region. The sales mark a key...

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