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 […]

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 […]

A Cheat Sheet on How to Choose Between Collaborative and Traditional Industrial Robots

The Right Robot for Each Job As you research your automation options, it’s hard to ignore the cobot buzz. Since collaborative robots burst on the scene nearly a decade ago, they’ve made automation accessible and affordable for many organizations for whom traditional robotics were out of reach. And that’s generated a lot of excitement. But […]