Universal Robots Virtual Showroom – Pick-and-Place

Automate precise pick-and-place operations Pick-and-place operations involve repetitive, typically precise motions to move a part from one location and place it in another. For humans, this monotonous work can lead to repetitive injuries, low morale and high turnover, and errors that can impact your bottom line. By automating your pick-and-place processes with a Universal Robots […]

Universal Robots ActiNav for Pick and Place Applications

AUTONOMOUS BIN PICKING FOR MACHINE TENDING APPLICATIONS EASY TO USE ActiNav does not require prior robot programming experience. ActiNav setup is intuitive using the Universal Robots teach pendant, teach by demonstration, and the six-step wizard-guided setup process. ActiNav Autonomous Bin Picking is easy to program with: Intuitive & prompt-based programming: Complete the programming hassle free from […]

SMC Vacuum Gripper Unit for Collaborative Robots

Plug and Play with: UR3(e), UR5(e), UR10(e), UR16(e) Operate by Simply connecting 1 compressed air supply tube and an electrical wiring M8 connector. Integrated vacuum ejector, air supply/release valve, pressure sensor and cups Standards: Conforming to ISO9409-1-50-M6 URCap – Plug and Play software incorporated with the teaching pendant.

How to Use Ethernet/IP for Cobot Communication

Collect Robot Arm I/O, monitor diagnostics, and plan maintenance. Ethernet/IP is a widely supported protocol that can be used with hundreds of devices. For example, with Ethernet/IP, we can build an automation system that uses a Universal Robots collaborative robot arm, an Allen-Bradley or LSIS programmable logic controller ( UR Ethernet_IP Guide PLC), and a […]

Collaborative Robots for Material Handling

Feed, Orient, Load/Unload, or Manipulate Materials in the Correct Position Combine Universal Robots collaborative robot arm, with a Robotiq 3-finger gripper for handling a wide range of objects for assembly. Three fingers cooperate to grasp and manipulate parts for production. Robotiq Adaptive Gripper, General Presentation A cobot that can switch tasks easily and a three finger […]

Coordinated Robotic, Motion, and VFD Control

Optimize OEE with a synchronized, motion-centric approach. “The traditional approach for optimizing OEE on a production line consists of using a PLCbased model from a single source automation supplier. This approach focuses heavily on maintenance in an attempt to limit downtime.” Writes Scott Carlberg from Yaskawa. Synchronized Motion Control for OEE “An alternate and potentially more successful approach is based on […]

RFID for Cobot Intelligence

RFID is an evolution from the simpler presence sensors. RFID: Tool Tracking Solutions “Ultimately, wireless technology has boosted the brain power of robots. Think RFID from Balluff. In many applications RFID can be seen as an evolution from the simpler presence sensors. Now, instead of just identifying that something is present, we can identify with […]

Magnetic Grippers Collaborative Robots

Integrated SMC UR+ magnetic grippers support workpieces with holes and uneven surfaces where a vacuum pad cannot be used. SMC Corporation of America, a premier partner of Numatic Engineering, has joined Universal Robots’ UR+ program, launching the new UR+ certified MHM Series Magnetic Gripper capable of absorbing a great variety of ferromagnetic pieces, with different geometries […]

The Recession Cometh and the Robots are Ready

The Recession Cometh and Robots are Ready Manufacturers are used to living between a rock and a hard place – and navigating the space between. Demand vs. supply. Consumer appetites for customized product and their expectations for ever-lowering costs. The list goes on and on. So the current tug-of-war over if, when and where a […]

Simplify End-of-Arm (EOM) Tooling with IO-Link

Inductive Couplers for Discrete Sensors: Quickly connect up to eight sensors without physical contact. When quick or frequent wiring changes need to be made, inductive couplers can provide a fast and error-free way to connect multiple discrete PNP sensors. Balluff offers two versions to meet your specific application needs. The version in an M18 cylindrical […]