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 […]

Automated Conveyors Handle Material Flow

Learn How to Configure Automated Conveyor for your Application. Conveyors are for frequent movement, over a fixed path, and to sustain a sufficient volume.  QC Industries Conveyor System for CooperSurgical Conveyors are used: When material is to be moved frequently between specific points. To move materials over a fixed path. When there is a sufficient […]

Increase Productivity with Material Handling

Workstations for Complex Processes The complexity of managing the movement, storage, protection and control of materials and products throughout the manufacturing, distribution, consumption, and disposal lifecycle requires evolving resources. You’re challenged with finding more efficient, productive, and adaptable ways to complete these tasks. Ergonomic & Safe Workstations Increasingly, material-handling activities are taking on a strategic […]

Material Handling Carts Made Easy

Custom DIY Scooter Cart Solution 80/20’s Scooter Kart provides efficiencies through a quick and simple material handling and delivery solution. This customizable cart enables employees to span warehouses, offices and factories in a fraction of the time while also being able to transport bulky or heavy objects. Aluminum Extrusion for a Long-Lasting Cart 80/20’s Scooter […]

Lean Manufacturing for Machine Shops with Collaborative Robots.

Lean robotics is the evolution of lean manufacturing for machine shops. A mere ten years ago, machine shops of precision parts would say, “Ninety percent of ‘lean’ is useless to us.” Specializing in high-end, low-volume, complex parts made from hard-to-machine materials meant that robotics were too costly to implement¹. Collaborative robots have changed labor, production, […]

Plug-and-Play Cobot Conveyor Control

Program In- and Out-Feed Conveyors via the Cobot Tablet Plug-and-Play The conveyor’s motor includes a driver that connects directly to the digital I/O of UR’s cobot controller.  All of the driver’s settings are then available to the cobot’s program without PLC programming or industrial networking protocols. Control Your Conveyor from Your UR Robot QC Conveyors’ […]

Metal that Vacuum and Grippers Can’t

Handle with Reliability, with Safety, and Reduce Cycle Time. 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 and properties. SMC’s MHM-X6400 Magnetic Gripper In applications where vacuum […]