Cartesian robots with the right design upgrades can take over manual transfer operations with ease
Manufacturing and packaging operations that still depend on manual material or parts handling operations can reap immediate benefits from a type of automation based on long-travel Cartesian robots with custom end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) and advanced sensing capabilities. These robots can support a variety of machines - performing otherwise manual tasks such as machine tending or transferring in-process parts - making long-travel Cartesian transfer robots a major upgrade to processes and operations. Download the White Paper from Bell-Everman
Knight Optical - Custom-Made Optical Components for High-Performing Automation Systems
Knight Optical (KO) has provided discerning engineers, designers, and the like from the automation sector with dependable, premium-quality optics for over three decades. Throughout this time, the leading supplier has helped refine the precision of some of the world's most innovative technologies and partnered with a wide range of companies throughout the industry. In this article, Automation talks to KO about its involvement in the sector and, ultimately, finds out more about how the optical brand can help your supply chain process.
Midwest Motion Products, Inc. (MMP) - Robust. Reliable. On-time Delivery.
MMP is well known for our Lightning-Fast Delivery Capability, Huge On-Hand Inventory, High Volume Capacity and Time Tested and Proven Reliability Methods. Our 100+ years of combined work experience and being able to deliver continual committed service to design and engineer ideas into reality gives us a competitive advantage in the motion control industry. If you need a sample right away, we can be a project-saving convenience for you, so contact us today!!
Denso Robotics - Newest 6-axis VMB Series offers longer arm reach and higher load capacity
The new VMB series represent some of the newest members to our 6-axis family of robots. These high-performance, versatile units offer a longer arm reach and a higher load capacity than traditional models which make VMB an excellent solution for palletizing, packaging, and material handling. New features include greater air piping, valve and signal line options, as well as new programming options with state-of-the-art functions using our new WINCAPS Plus software. VMB offers an IP67 protection grade along with meeting ISO Class 5, which makes them suitable for electric parts, food manufacturing processes, and pharmaceutical and medical devices. With the addition of the new VMB large robots, all manufacturing processes can now be automated by DENSO Robotics.
Zimmer Group - THE PREMIUM GRIPPER NOW WITH IO-LINK
IO-Link is the first standardized IO technology worldwide for communication from the control system to the lowest level of automation.
Tri-Mation Industries - Custom Automated Assembly Machine Expertise
Tri-Mation reduces labor costs, improves accuracy, and production speed. Our integrators specialize in building automated assembly manufacturing systems for part production in any required volume or level of complexity.
REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution
REIKU's Cable Saver™ Solution eliminates downtime, loss of revenue, expensive cable and hose replacement costs, maintenance labor costs. It's available in three sizes 36, 52 and 70 mm. All of the robots cables and hoses are protected when routed through the Cable Saver™ corrugated tubing.The Cable Saver™ uses a spring retraction system housed inside the Energy Tube™ to keep this service loop out of harms way in safe location at the rear of the Robot when not required. The Cable Saver™ is a COMPLETE solution for any make or model of robot. It installs quickly-on either side of the robot and has been tested to resist over 15 million repetitive cycles. REIKU is committed to providing the most modular, effective options for ensuring your robotic components operate without downtime due to cable management. www.CableSaver.com
Goudsmit Magnetics - Magnetic robot grippers for automated processes
Magnetic robot end-of-arm tooling are suitable for the automated pick-up and positioning of steel or other ferromagnetic objects. They can be switched on and off and have a threaded mounting hole for robots. Magnetic grippers are an efficient alternative for traditional robot grippers. Application in automated production lines and for robots and pick-and-place systems. Magnetic product handling reduces the duration and number of operations. Goudsmit Magnetics is driven by magnetism since 1959. See how it works: https://youtu.be/hcXJ98mXHZE
ATI Industrial Automation - Manual Tool Changers
Simpler, stronger, and more precise. ATI Industrial Automation has developed a series of Manual Tool Changers that provides a cost-effective solution for quickly changing tools by hand. They feature a unique design that combines high strength, excellent repeatability, and a patent-pending screw-cam locking mechanism with multiple fail-safe features, which resists vibration and prevents loosening. These robust and compact Manual Tool Changers can handle payloads up to 80 pounds (36 kg) and pass pneumatics and electrical signals.
ResinDek® TRIGARD® ESD ULTRA FOR HIGH-TRAFFIC ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS
To maximize the productivity of an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) or automatic guided vehicle (AGV) deployment, it's critical to create the optimal environment that allows the vehicles to perform at their peak. For that reason, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® (www.resindek.com) created the TriGard® ESD Ultra finish for its ResinDek® engineered flooring panels. The TriGard ESD Ultra finish is ideal for high-traffic robotic applications characterized by highly repetitive movement patterns and defined travel paths.
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Parker LORD MicroStrain Sensing System
The new complete inertial navigation solution comes with GNSS/INS 3DMGQ7 sensor, 3DMRTK correction modem and real time SensorCloud RTK correction network. The sensor comes with Dual antenna GNSS, tactical grade IMU with centimeter-level accuracy with RTK. Low profile and light weight at 78 grams, this sensor is The sensor is optimized for size and weight in Unmanned Ground Vehicles, mobile robots and autonomous vehicles. The network interface 3DMRTK modem is seamlessly integrated into the 3DMGQ7 sensor supports industry-standard NMEA and RTCM 3.1 protocols. The network RTK support comes with cellular data plan. The SensorCloud RTK is a cloud-based RTK correction system with private encrypted data stream. Check out our G Series and C Series OEM products.
Schmalz Technology Development - The Right Gripper for Every Task
In order to interact with their environment and perform the tasks, lightweight robots, like all industrial robots, depend on tools - and in many cases these are vacuum grippers. These form the interface to the workpiece and are therefore a decisive part of the overall system. With their help, the robots can pick up, move, position, process, sort, stack and deposit a wide variety of goods and components. Vacuum gripping systems allow particularly gentle handling of workpieces, a compact and space-saving system design and gripping from above. Precisely because the object does not have to be gripped, the vacuum suction cupenables gapless positioning next to each other.
Brenton - Case Packing and Palletizing using both Robotics and other Automation.
Brenton is a leader in robotic solutions with standard product offerings including palletizing and depalletizing for efficient an option for carrying hard-to-handle products, as well as larger scale systems with an optimized footprint; and case and carton loading solutions for numerous industries. In addition, Brenton works with customers on integrated solutions, offering robotics in a broad spectrum of robotics to fully integrate end of line systems. Brenton helps packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers.
Precision Drive Systems - Trust PDS for 3-5 Day Robotic Spindle Repair
Precision components machined by CNC robot machining systems require compact, lightweight, and high-speed motorized spindles capable of delivering higher efficiency, performance, and reliability than those used in many other industries. That's why manufacturers of milling, cutting, trimming, grinding, polishing, and deburring trust Precision Drive Systems (PDS) to provide accurate and dependable spindle repair to perform to the most exacting standards.
ElectroCraft's Motion Control for Mobile Robots
ElectroCraft is showcasing its award-winning mobile robot technology including their powerful and compact wheel drives, high-torque-density brushless DC motors, precision linear actuators as well as servo motor drive technology at a variety of conferences and tradeshows including the Boston Robotics Summit. Robotics Summit is the premier symposium for the sharing of ideas, technology, and market developments for robotic technologies across industries. Beyond a showcase and pitch of product, ElectroCraft is eager to participate in the collaborative discussion of challenges and opportunities that will shape the near and long-term robotic marketplace.
Piab's Kenos KCS Gripper
Piab's Kenos KCS gripper enables a collaborative robot to handle just about anything at any time. Combining Piab's proprietary air-driven COAX vacuum technology with an easily replaceable technical foam that molds itself around any surface or shape, the gripper can be used to safely grip, lift and handle any object. Standard interface (ISO) adapters enable the whole unit to be attached to any cobot type on the market with a body made in a lightweight 3D printed material. Approved by Universal Robots as a UR+ end effector.
Harmonic Drive - Simplify with our New, Innovative Family of Compact Rotary Actuators with Integrated Servo Drive!
The SHA-IDT Series is a family of compact actuators that deliver high torque with exceptional accuracy and repeatability. These hollow shaft servo actuators feature Harmonic Drive® precision strain wave gears combined with a brushless servomotor, a brake, two magnetic absolute encoders and an integrated servo drive with CANopen® communication. This revolutionary product eliminates the need for an external drive and greatly simplifies wiring yet delivers high-positional accuracy and torsional stiffness in a compact housing.
PI USA - Motorized Linear & Rotary Air Bearing Stages
A traditional gantry system employs X-Y or X-Y-Z range of motion. Mounted on a base plate, usually granite, 2 parallel rails constitute the synchronized Y axis motion while the cross axis (bridge axis) provides the X motion. A vertical axis can be added on the bridge for the Z motion. A Split Bridge system can be less complex than a traditional gantry system because synchronization of the two parallel linear motors is not required. Both systems are used in industrial production, testing, and additive manufacturing.