Product Showcase

3M Booth #8947

ready2_grind

ready2_grind

What if you could automate your grinding process? 3M, a trusted leader in abrasives, has partnered with KUKA, a global robot manufacturer, to reduce the uncertainty and risk associated with automating weld grinding applications.

Introducing the KUKA ready2_grind robot system featuring 3M Abrasives, a preconfigured robot system designed for grinding and blending welds. Imagine: your part is presented to the robot, which uses the right abrasive to grind at the right force, yielding a consistent finish every time.

This system will reduce the average amount of time it takes to integrate a cell by providing pre-integrated controller and an intuitive user-interface, along with two to three days of 3M application engineering support to walk through a proof-of-concept and recommended abrasive process. Don’t have robotics experience? No problem: you’ll work with one of 3M or KUKA’s trained system integrators to turn ready2_grind into a turnkey solution for your operation.

The hardware package includes a KUKA KR60 robot, a 3M force control unit and rotary tool, a preconfigured controller, a simplified user interface to program the robot, and a 3M abrasives starter kit.
We understand automation can be a big step; 3M, KUKA and our partner integrators are standing by to help you succeed.  

See a preview of the KUKA ready2_grind system at the 3M booth (#8947) at Automate.

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Allied Motion Technologies Inc. Booth #7957

Optimized Torque Density Frameless Thin Ring Brushless Torque Motors

Optimized Torque Density Frameless Thin Ring Brushless Torque Motors

Allied Motion's MF Series Megaflux™ family of high performance frameless direct drive brushless torque motors includes 12 frame diameters ranging from 60 through 792 mm (2.4 though 31.2 inches) with multiple stack lengths for each diameter, insuring that one of our standard models will likely meet your exact requirements.

Continuous stall torque ranges up to 2020 Nm (1490 lb-ft). Megaflux frameless torque motors offer a clear ID aperture of up to 582 mm (22.9 in).

Modified standards and completely custom versions of Megaflux direct drive torque motors are often provided by Allied Motion to meet specific application demands. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Fully-Integrated Traction Wheel Drives for AGVs/AGCs

Fully-Integrated Traction Wheel Drives for AGVs/AGCs

Allied Motion's WheelMax™ Series are fully integrated powered wheel drives. WheelMax wheels are engineered for use as traction drive units for electrically powered vehicles. Each compact WheelMax combines a wheel with tire, an epicyclic gearbox, and a brushless DC motor with integrated drive electronics, all in a compact, ready-to-mount unitized assembly.

Allied Motion can custom-design a WheelMax tailored to your specific requirements. Contact us to discuss your application.

Integrated Brushless Steer-by-Wire System

Integrated Brushless Steer-by-Wire System

Allied Motion's EPS Series are compact, fully-integrated brushless electric steering actuators intended for application in warehouse trucks (lift trucks, reach trucks, etc.), AGVs/AGCs, and similar vehicles. The EPS actuator is a complete steering subsystem comprised of brushless motor, gearing, programmable electronic motor controller, and CAN communication.

The EPS series is available in three frame sizes and 16 models to cover virtually any electric steering requirement of the intended applications. Contact us to discuss your application.

ATI Industrial Automation Booth #7536

ATI Axia80 Force/Torque Sensor

ATI Axia80 Force/Torque Sensor

ATI Industrial Automation’s Axia80 Force/Torque Sensor is a high-performance, low-cost, six-axis sensor that offers the highest resolution, accuracy, and stiffness available to provide a sense of touch to your application. Like all of ATI’s Force/Torque Sensors, the Axia80 measures all six components of force and torque. The monolithic instrumented transducer also features built-in electronics and silicon strain gauges. The Axia80 is ideal for robotic assembly, grinding, and polishing applications. Stop by ATI booth 7536 or visit www.ati-ia.com to learn more.

ATI Compliant Deburring Blade

ATI Compliant Deburring Blade

The Compliant Deburring Blade (CDB), patent pending, is ATI Industrial Automation’s newest and most versatile deburring tool. The durable interface accommodates a variety of readily available blades and media used with hand deburring tools. The pneumatically-controlled, articulated design gives users the ability to tune the contact force to accommodate specific applications by changing the air pressure. This deburring tool excels in light and medium deburring, chamfering, and scraping operations on materials such as plastic, aluminum, steel, and brass. The CDB’s axial and radial compliance is ideal for maintaining constant force where surface irregularities are present. Integrating the Compliant Deburring Blade in a robotic material removal application not only reduces robotic programming time, but also makes the programming process easier. Stop by ATI booth 7536 or visit www.ati-ia.com to learn more.

ATI Robotic Tool Changers

ATI Robotic Tool Changers

ATI Industrial Automation's Robotic Tool Changers provide the flexibility to automatically change end-effectors or other peripheral tooling. These Tool Changers are designed to function reliably for millions of cycles at rated load while maintaining extremely high repeatability. For this reason, the ATI Tool Changer has become the number one tool changer of choice around the world. All ATI Tool Changers feature their patented Fail-Safe Locking Mechanism and No-Touch Locking™ technology. ATI Tool Changers can be configured with add-on Utility Modules to pass almost any type of utility such as pneumatics, electrical signals, fluids, and more from the robot arm to the end-effector. ATI offers a wide selection of Tool Changer models to cover a variety of applications. Stop by ATI booth 7536 or visit www.ati-ia.com to learn more.

Bimba Manufacturing Booth #8434

PA Series NFPA Actuator

PA Series NFPA Actuator

Bimba’s recently released PA Series NFPA Actuator provides a versatile, cost-effective solution for a variety of applications. Its lightweight construction and modern design are only matched by flexible mounting configurations and a number of standard features. Standard features such as the Auto-Cushioning System and magnetic piston allow for a simple installation and operation, reducing complexity and promoting longer machine life. The PA Series NFPA Actuator also features die-cast aluminum end caps contoured to the profile tube for easy cleaning and maintenance. These actuators are ideal for everyday pneumatic linear motion applications where versatility and modularity are valued. For more information on the PA Series NFPA Actuators click here

Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool (CRVT)

Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool (CRVT)

See firsthand Bimba’s Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool (CRVT) end-of-arm tool end effector in action on a Universal Robot®. The CRVT combines a single stage venturi vacuum pump, vacuum switch or sensors, and a valve in a simple package allowing it to grip the necessary part. Watch as the CRVT picks up boxes and moves them to the appropriate placement. Ideal applications for the CRVT include pick and place operations such as CNC machine automation, packaging and palletizing, assembly and many other applications. Bimba will also be displaying another special CRVT that includes an adapter designed to specifically pick and place bottles. This CRVT has a unique suction capability and will be displayed on a Productive Robotics Robot. For more information on the Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool (CRVT) click here

Electric IntelliAxis® T-Bot Linear Robot

Electric IntelliAxis® T-Bot Linear Robot

See Bimba’s IntelliAxis® T-Bot Robot in full action as it uses a 2-axis linear motion control and a unique single-belt transport system that serpentines around both the X and Z axes, eliminating the need for a motor in the Z-axis. These configurations mean coordinated control for complex motion profiles including circles, ellipses, sine waves, and more. The motors featured on the IntelliAxis® T-Bot Linear Robot are stationary which eliminates cable tracks and expensive flex cable from the system. And, with two motors in the X-axis, IntelliAxis® eliminates overall weight of the carried axis resulting in a lighter carried load. For more information on the Electric IntelliAxis® T-Bot Linear Robot click here

Comau LLC Booth #7561

Comau Unveils an Interactive IoT Platform for Data Acquisition and Exchange between All Types of Equipment

Comau Unveils an Interactive IoT Platform for Data Acquisition and Exchange between All Types of Equipment

in.Grid delivers full process and systems visibility for any equipment brand.

April 8, 2019 – Chicago – Comau, a global leader in advanced industrial automation solutions, has developed an innovative networking platform that combines digital and physical worlds through sensorization, data analysis and real-time monitoring of equipment and systems. The in.Grid platform facilitates the acquisition and exchange of data by interconnecting Comau and non-Comau solutions, machinery and equipment used in manufacturing processes. In doing so, in.Grid not only enables process/technology data monitoring and telemetry, but can provide companies with predictive maintenance and productivity tools. The platform automatically acquires performance and process data, stores the data onsite or offsite, then displays the data and subsequent analytics via a simple and interactive interface and machine learning tools to make decisions regarding equipment health and utilization.

By joining communications, data control and analytics within a single, easy-to-use platform, in.Grid helps companies leverage the power of Industry 4.0 in a cost-effective and highly efficient manner. The data collection, processing and connectivity is done at a machine level, line level or plant level, while the data analysis platform with its algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities and storage features can be hosted at the plant itself, at an external data center or at a private Cloud level. After which, the shared intelligence is distributed using line-level touch screen computers, mobile devices and wearable electronics.

“in.Grid is essentially an open network that collects, stores and elaborates data in order to predict, adapt and eventually self-adjust to the dynamic conditions of manufacturing processes,” explains Maurizio Cremonini, Comau Head of Marketing and Digital Initiatives Platform. “As an Industry 4.0 facilitator, the platform also allows for the creation of a Digital Twin environment which enables operators to identify early warning signs, conduct predictive and preventive maintenance, make projections based on the digitized performance data, simulate corrective actions on the virtual environment, measure related results, transfer corrections or process modifications to the physical line.”

Key Features

  • Comprehensive process and technological data monitoring and telemetry
  • Onsite, offsite and cloud data storage supported
  • Data analytics for Condition Based Maintenance and early alarms generation
  • Easy-to-use interface is fully compatible with wearable devices
  • Brand-independent infrastructure
  • Supervised algorithms based on customer needs and requests

Key Benefits

  • Quickly verify production parameters at any stage of the manufacturing process
  • Streamline maintenance operations and prevent problems before they even occur
  • Make manufacturing more efficient and optimized while reducing throughput times
  • Line behavior testing ensures higher productivity, better quality and lower overall costs
  • Open platform supports Comau and non-Comau machines/processes
  • Multiple data storage options can be tailored to customer needs
  • Enable interface for real-time Digital Twin architecture

Introducing  Vir.GIL – Comau’s New Digital Assistant for Manual Operations

Introducing Vir.GIL – Comau’s New Digital Assistant for Manual Operations

Human-like experience uses speech and gestures to guide workers as they perform key tasks.

April 8, 2019 – Chicago – Comau, a global leader in advanced industrial automation solutions, unveils a new digital assistant – Vir.GIL (Virtual Guidance Interactive Learning) – that merges digital technologies, sensors and control software to guide workers in completing manual operations. Easy and intuitive, Vir.GIL uses lights to guide the worker along the correct manual sequence, sensors to follow the worker and integrated intelligence to track and certify the process – all while offering human-like interaction based on speech and gestures.

The strength of the patent-pending system lies within the combination of speech, gestures, lights, sensors and control software to both guide the worker and teach Vir.GIL new sequences. By putting Vir.GIL in machine-learning mode, the expert operator performs and confirms each position of an assembly process telling Vir.GIL to memorize the hand positions and intervention points. Once Vir.GIL learns the sequence, the system can guide a non-experienced operator in achieving the same level of precision and performance as the expert. In addition, Vir.GIL’s certification feature ensures things are done in the right way while collecting anonymous real-time data that can be used to verify technical parameters and improve working efficiency where needed.

The use of Vir.GIL within a manufacturing environment is not limited to strictly manual tasks, as it can also aid workers in the execution of semi-manual operations that integrate a technological process within a manual station. In this case, Vir.GIL positions the worker in the right place and confirms execution of the technological process only when the worker and workpiece are correctly positioned, thus ensuring precision and improving quality.

“Digitalization alone isn’t enough to drive the future of smart manufacturing because until now it has largely excluded the human aspect,” explained Maurizio Cremonini, Comau Head of Marketing and Digital Initiatives Platform. “Vir.GIL will become a fundamental part of Comau’s HUMANufacturing philosophy, which puts mankind at the center of Industry 4.0, by also bringing digital intelligence to manual manufacturing processes. In assisting operators in performing their tasks, Vir.GIL helps ensure correct operations sequences, parts assembly and process execution with the added benefit of digitized control.”

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and cost-effective solution to assist manual processes in manufacturing operations
  • Easy-to-follow digital system with lights that guide the worker and sensors that follow the worker
  • Integrated controls with human-like speech and gesture interaction

Key Benefits

  • Reduce operator psychophysical stress during manual operations
  • Ensure correct operations sequence, parts assembly and process execution
  • Increase quality and precision
  • Provide digitized data for IoT platforms and applications
  • Easy, cost-effective solution for tool position recognition
  • Digitally incorporate manual tasks within the Smart Factory framework
  • On the job training for non-skilled operators

MATE: Wearable Ergonomic Support

MATE: Wearable Ergonomic Support

MATE is an ergonomically designed, spring-based passive structure that delivers highly effective postural support without the need for batteries, motors or other devices. The exoskeleton has been designed to increase work quality and efficiency by providing consistent movement assistance during manual and repetitive tasks. Since it is lightweight and breathable, it ensures greater comfort to the operator.

Dorner Booth #7732

2200 Precision Move Pallet System

2200 Precision Move Pallet System

Our highly advanced Precision Move Pallet System for assembly automation is ideal for increasing efficiency, generation, and precision of pallet traffic. Additionally, it reduces downtime costs that could disrupt production.

Best For:

  • Medium to large sized part movement
  • Product routing and control
  • Product inspection
  • Assembly automation

Sizes & Measurements

  • Widths: 160, 240, 320, 400, and 480 mm
  • Lengths: Up to 24' 7? (7,500 mm)

Loads and Speeds

  • Conveyor Load Capacity
    • 500 lbs non-accumulating
    • 250 lbs accumulated
  • Pallet capacity of 30 to 70 lbs
  • Speeds up to 114 ft/min (34 m/min)

Conveyors

  • Dual Belt conveyors with common drive module
  • 25 mm wide, 5 mm pitch timing belt conveyor
  • Standard or static conductive belting available
  • Aluminum extruded frame with universal T-Slot
  • Quick belt change without conveyor removal

Pallets

  • 160 mm to 480 mm
  • Industry compatible sizes and brushing locations
  • Static conductive pallet skirt
  • Square and rectangular sizes available
  • Pallets are sold as kits of completed assemblies

Pin Tracking System

  • Simple and cost effective method of tracking pallets through turns
  • Used on 90 Degree Corner and 90 Degree Corner & Merge Modules

SmartFlex Pallet System

SmartFlex Pallet System

Dorner’s highly advanced SmartFlex Pallet Systems are flexible conveyors with pallets for product routing and control.

Features:

  • Accurate positioning and routing
  • Ideal for assembly processes or inspection
  • Components sold as kits to allow for easy design changes and layout flexibility
  • Pallets sold as kits to allow fixturing or as completed assemblies
  • Automation system that improves efficiency and generation, lowers downtime, and increases accuracy in product movement

Merge & Diverts:

  • Multiple Kits styles
    • Divert, Merge, and Merge and Divert
    • Multiple configurations including 45º, 90º and Parallel
  • Require pallet or puck stops to be used for product traffic control
  • Designed for use with Pucks and Pallets with the Pin Tracking System
  • Requires that the conveyor is equipped with guiding. Cutting and fitting of the guiding is required
  • Pneumatic diverter. The gate arm location is below the Pin Tracking System, contacts the pallet base puck
  • Pneumatic diverter position is adjustable in both positions
  • Height of the divert arm is also adjustable

Lift & Locate

  • 105mm Conveyors
  • ± 0.004" accuracy
  • 200 lbs holding force
  • Includes 1 pallet stop (cushioned & non-cushioned)
  • Includes sensor mounts
  • Sensors and pneumatic valves optional
  • Max usable width = pallet width

Pallets

  • 105mm Conveyor
    • 190 mm wide
    • 100 mm, 150 mm, and 200 mm lengths
    • Max product load = 20 lbs
  • Aluminum base plate (1/2" thick)
    • Thickness is dependent on load condition
  • (2) Hardened steel location blocks
  • Pin Tracking System
    • Pins guide pallet along conveyor
    • Pallet guide only needed on outside of loop
    • Pins provide accuracy at stop location
  • Pallets can be purchased as completed assemblies or as kits allowing end user to fabricate their own top plate
  • Bumper material available to reduce noise and vibration in accumulated pallets

Pallet Stops

  • Pneumatic Stop
  • Available in Cushioned & Non-Cushioned Models
  • Capable of back to back pacing
  • Up to 100 lbs total per pallet stop @ 100 FPM
  • Lower speed increases load capacity
  • Higher load options available
  • Sensor brackets available either on the stop or as a standalone part
  • Optional stop position sensors available

3200 Series Conveyors with Intralox Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB) Technology

3200 Series Conveyors with Intralox Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB) Technology

The 3200 Series Conveyors with Intralox ARB Technology use innovative conveyance technology for merging, diverting and aligning of product.

Benefits of 3200 Series ARB Conveyors:

  • Flexibility to handle multiple product sizes without the need for changeover
  • Minimizes floor space consumption
  • Increased system reliability
  • Eliminates costly system controls, reducing complexity
  • Encased moving parts provide safer work environments
  • Low maintenance solution
  • Handles product as small as 6? x 6?

Specifications

  • 2? pitch ARB Chain
  • Built on Dorner 3200 Series platform
  • Widths: 8? (203 mm) to 60? (1524 mm) in 2? (51 mm) increments
  • Lengths: Minimum 3 ft (914 mm)
  • Speeds: Up to 150 ft/min (46 m/min)
  • Optional powered transfer

Solutions

  • 90 degree transfers maintaining product orientation
  • Aligners / edge justification
  • Case turners
  • Bump turns
  • Touchless low friction merges
  • Rejects

Options & Accessories

  • Standard support stands and guiding options are available
  • All standard 3200 Series mounting packages and gearmotors are available

90° Transfers and Lane Merges

  • 90° Passive On and 90° Passive Off transfers
  • No adjustment needed for different size products
  • Requires 6? – 8? gap upstream
  • 90° Passive On requires some product momentum, 90° Passive Off does not
  • Using Passive On, product can merge into a gap on the mainline ARB
  • Uses Series 400 45° Chain and Passive Rollers

Edge Justification and Bump Turns

  • No adjustment needed for different size products
  • Edge justification requires no product gap
  • Bump turn needs 6? – 8? gap upstream
  • A fixed or pneumatically controlled protrusion from the side rail is added to help start the turning process
  • Uses Series 400 30° Chain and Activated Rollers

Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc. Booth #8154

Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door

Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door

Need to increase safety?  Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern? Dynatect’s Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door restricts access to hazardous operations while allowing the operator to stay closer to the work area, improving ergonomics and increasing productivity. Unlike light curtains, which can’t contain process hazards, this door can isolate common process driven hazards such as fluid splatter/mist, weld smoke/sparks/flash and light debris

Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device.

ANSI Minimum Safety Distance (Ds) Calculation:
Ds = K (Ts + Tc + Tr + Tbm) + Dpf

Ds = Safety Distance
K = 63 in/sec (OSHA hand speed)
Ts = Stop Time (in milliseconds)
Tc = Response time of machine control (in milliseconds)
Tr = Response time of presence sensing device (in milliseconds)
Tbm = Additional time (in ms) to permit normal wear of brakes
before safety distance is violated
Dpf = Distance (in inches), penetration depth factor

In order to avoid accidents during daily operations, the door is equipped with a “traveling photoeye” sensor, that can bring the door to a full stop in a matter of seconds.

An optional window can be added to the Gortite VF Door to allow for safe supervision of the isolated processes. The red or bronze OSHA Compliant UV window is suitable for welding applications.

Typical applications of the Gortite VF Safety Door include automated production and machine processes that require preventive measures, such as robotic welding, processing, and transport tasks.

Visit booth # 8154 to see Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door alongside a comprehensive profile of industrial equipment protection

Protective Bellows and Covers

Protective Bellows and Covers

Dynatect helps support a safer and more productive manufacturing environment. Dynatect’s portfolio includes fabric and aluminum slat roll-up doors, cable carriers, flexible protective covers and barriers that are engineered to provide protection for equipment and personnel.

Products:

  • Bellows covers
  • Guarding (bellows) for lift platform/scissors lift
  • Roll up covers, fabric and metal (lathe guards, way covers)
  • Machine access roll-up doors (welding cells, tool changers)
  • Cable and hose carriers
  • Horizontal Machine Door Actuators

Application – Protecting Motion Systems:

  • Machine ways and linear actuators
  • Hydraulic cylinders, spindles, acme/lead/ball screws
  • Lift tables / scissors mechanisms / lift platforms
  • Lasers, imaging equipment, sensitive measuring equipment
  • Cables/Hoses/Wire Management – Dynatect is the largest North American supplier of plastic, metal, and hybrid cable carriers. Cable carriers (also known as cable track or cable chains) are flexible structures composed of links (like a chain) to help guide and protect cables, wires, hoses, and hydraulic lines on automated equipment and machinery.

Protective Door Drives: Safe Machine Door Actuator (SMDA)

  • For safely automating horizontal machine doors up to 1,650 lbs (750kg)
  • Integrated safety: Safe force and speed limits for horizontal doors
  • Complete system including a maintenance-free direct drive motor, compact controller and intelligent operating software.
  • Maximizes tact time with rapid opening and closing
  • Drive based on proven technology for pedestrian passages
  • TÜV certified (N-13849-1 PLD) iMotion® technology for personnel access
  • Tested Safety: Compliant with EU Machine Directive 2006/42/EC
  • Ensures safe force and permissible kinetic energy, immediately changes direction when the door encounters an obstacle

Cable and Hose Carriers

Cable and Hose Carriers

Dynatect is the largest North American supplier of plastic, metal, and hybrid cable carriers.

Cable carriers (also known as cable track or cable chains) are flexible structures composed of links (like a chain) to help guide and protect cables, wires, hoses, and hydraulic lines on automated equipment and machinery.

Dynatect cable and hose carriers have been used successfully in a wide range of applications requiring dynamic motion in diverse industries, including automation, machine tool, medical, transportation, construction, and agriculture.

A philosophy of creating custom solutions from standard, modular components, manufactured in a lean environment results in innovative solutions, delivered quickly, correctly, and cost effectively. 

  • Plastic and Hybrid Carriers: Nylatrac®, Nylatube®
    These plastic cable carriers are molded from high-strength glass-filled nylon or special polymers. These carriers are highly durable, corrosion resistance, and are suitable for applications requiring high speed/ acceleration and/or long travel operation.
  • Metal Carriers: Gortrac®, Gortube®
    Metal cable carriers (aka drag chains) are a durable alternative to plastic solutions for elevated temperatures and heavy-duty loads. Gortrac steel carriers provide superior strength-to-weight ratios and maximum unsupported spans. Fully enclosed Gortube carriers keep out hot chips, coolant, and abrasives. Gortube® chains protect cables and hoses from hot and abrasive elements, and can operate at faster speeds and accelerations.

Guidance Automation Ltd. Booth #6074

SCENE: Laser/Vision-based Natural Feature Navigation for Autonomous Mobile Robots

SCENE: Laser/Vision-based Natural Feature Navigation for Autonomous Mobile Robots

An intelligent, laser-based Natural Feature navigation system. This means no wires, tapes or navigation marks.

Capable of navigating by reference to existing features within the working environment.

Advanced 2D/3D Laser contour scanning and mapping algorithms combine to generate a navigation map from the available features within the working environment. These mapped features are used to determine vehicle position during vehicle operation.

Options for indoor and outdoor operation. Wide range of laser types supported, e.g. safety scanners, hi fidelity 360 scanners.

Benefits:

  • No wires, tapes or marks to install
  • No infrastructure changes required
  • No maintenance of failed/scratched marks
  • Easy to adapt to changing requirements; new routes, pick and place locations etc. in minutes
  • Intelligent invisible path following
  • Indoor and outdoor options
  • +/- 1cm accurate

Requires:

  • Features within sensor range

Visit Booth #6074 to see our solutions in action or click here to learn more.

moNitrav™: Scalable Traffic Management System for Material Handling Applications

moNitrav™: Scalable Traffic Management System for Material Handling Applications

Comprising dynamic task scheduling, route generation and real time data analysis, moNitrav™ manages the movement of Autonomous Mobile Robots around the work environment to ensure optimal process throughput and effective use of resources.

Harnessing the power of Industry 4.0, moNitrav™ provides:

  • Dynamic route and task optimization for “Always on fast track” operation
  • Real time adaptation to changing demands and throughput requirements
  • On demand task injection and prioritization
  • On route task cancellation/re-routing
  • Easy interface to warehouse management, production management and a range of specialist materials handling systems (e.g. baggage handling)

Benefits:

  • Increase order throughput, speed and accuracy
  • Quickly adapt to changing demands; keep pace with deliverables
  • Reduce errors
  • Help associates/pick assistants focus on value-add tasks
  • Stand alone vehicle version for small vehicle fleets (no wireless or supervisory server required)

Requires:

  • Supervisor server and wireless connectivity for vehicle

Visit Booth #6074 to see our solutions in action or click here to learn more.

kingpiN™: A Versatile, Industry Proven Controller Specifically Designed for Autonomous Mobile Robots

kingpiN™: A Versatile, Industry Proven Controller Specifically Designed for Autonomous Mobile Robots

Generic Autonomous Mobile Robot Controller, kingpiN™, supports all vehicle drive configurations and forms the central component of a scalable Guidance Navigation, and Control solution.

A smart controller specifically designed and built for robotic vehicle applications. Accelerates robotic vehicle development without compromising the user’s ability to stay in control of vehicle functionality.

Ready to use with a range of navigation/localization technologies and third-party traction and steer motor drives. A truly modular solution, allowing user choice and easy adaptation to application needs.

Benefits:

  • Fast track to application ready Autonomous Mobile Robot
    • Develop your own AMR/AGV
    • Rapid upgrade for existing line/surface mark follower AGVs
    • Automate OEM electric vehicle types to add autonomous or hybrid vehicles to range (e.g. pallet trucks, heavy lift vehicles)

Requires:

  • Ambition to create intelligent autonomous transport vehicle
  • Used with SCENE Natural Feature navigation and moNitrav™ traffic manager

Visit Booth #6074 to see our solutions in action or click here to learn more.

Mitsubishi Electric Booth #8914

CameraLink

CameraLink

The KD-AX color and KD-MX monochrome cameras use proven CIS imaging technology. The camera has a rod lens array for low image distortion with integrated LED lighting in a compact easy to install package. The camera can be ordered without LED’s for backlit and custom lighting strategies. The cameras can acquire 24 bit color images at 58 m/min with 600dpi resolution, and 116 m/min at the 300dpi setting. Monochrome images can be acquired at 110 m/min at 600 dpi and 220 m/min at 300 dpi

CoaxPress

CoaxPress

The KD-CX camera has a rod lens array for low image distortion with integrated LED lighting in a compact easy to install package. The camera can be ordered without LED’s for backlit and custom lighting strategies. The KD-CX camera can acquire color or monochrome images at 140 m/min at 600dpi resolution, and 488 m/min at 300 dpi. The user can also select 200 dpi or 150 dpi for faster image acquisition.

GigE Vision

GigE Vision

Using proven CIS imaging technology, the Label-CIS camera will have a 104mm imaging width with 600dpi resolution (2457 valid pixels), 8 bit monochrome. The camera has built-in red LED lighting, and is GigE Vision compliant. This camera can be integrated with a variety of industrial printers commonly used for on-demand printing, such as manufacturing and pharmaceutical labels.

mk North America Inc. Booth #8121

CAD360!

CAD360!

CAD360! allows users to quickly and easily configure conveyor models online.

VersaMove

VersaMove

VersaMove pallet-handling systems deliver the material handling automation you need.

TKU 2040

TKU 2040

mk’s TKU 2040 is an excellent conveyor choice for indexing applications; and it comes with the option for adjustable width.

READY ROBOTICS Booth #7571

Forge/OS

Forge/OS

Tired of different interfaces for different robot brands? READY Robotics debuts the Forge Suite of products to help industrial robot users Take Control of their factory automation without programming experience or lengthy training. With the Forge Suite of products, it is intuitive to control collaborative or traditional industrial robot brands whether creating a palletizing, machine load / unload, grinding, finishing or light assembly tasks.

Forge/OS allows users to quickly create sophisticated robot programs by chaining together task building blocks into complete work flowcharts without previous robotic programming experience or training. Simply use a touch screen to control not only the robot but a wide variety of connected peripherals like grippers, sensors and pneumatic devices. You can even control machine tools using pneumatics or PLC

Forge/Ctrl

Forge/Ctrl

Tired of different interfaces for different robot brands? READY Robotics debuts the Forge Suite of products to help industrial robot users Take Control of their factory automation without programming experience or lengthy training. With the Forge Suite of products, it is intuitive to control collaborative or traditional industrial robot brands whether creating a palletizing, machine load / unload, grinding, finishing or light assembly tasks.

Now with Forge/Ctrl you can control FANUC and Universal Robots with one intuitive interface. Effortlessly attach peripherals, integrate sensors, and communicate with machines. With a small form factor that fits in a variety of mounting locations, and IP54 rated to withstand heavy industrial environments, Forge/Ctrl can expand your robot’s capabilities with add-on modules and runs our Forge/OS software. Support for Yaskawa, KUKA, ABB and Denso robot lines launching late 2019. Let Forge/Ctrl be the brain of your automation workflow.

Its more than easy - it’s intuitive. Automate Booth #7571

Forge/Station

Forge/Station

READY Robotics Forge/Station combines the power of the intuitive to use Forge/OS robotic programming interface and Forge/Ctrl to easily automate a wide variety of tasks on a IP54 rated mobile base. Users can change Retool your robot in minutes with a quick-change plug-and-play tooling interface and an array of end-of-arm-tooling options. Forge/Station can be used across machines and applications across your production floor.

Siemens

Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal

Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal

The Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal is a single engineering framework that integrates all important components (e.g. safety, security, control, HMI, drives, switchgear, decentralized peripherals, motion control, power distribution) into one programming tool.

The new version shortens your time to market with innovative simulation tools, increases the productivity of your plant through additional diagnostics and energy management functions, and offers you broader flexibility by connecting to the management level. The new options benefit system integrators and machine builders as well as plant operators. The TIA Portal is thus your perfect gateway to automation in the Digital Enterprise. As part of the Digital Enterprise Suite along with PLM and MES, it complements the comprehensive range of offerings from Siemens for companies on their path to Digitalization.

Why Siemens TIA Portal? Significant TIA Portal features and benefits that enable you to reduce your engineering time while increasing your level of transparency and diagnostics include:

  • Integrated “no-programming” system diagnostics, automatically generated during device configuration
  • One common tag database for fewer mistakes
  • Ability to create custom libraries to be shared across your corporate servers for easy creation of company standardization for projects
  • An overall project management tool that allows for complete system (multiple controllers, HMIs, networks, etc.) to be programmed, monitored, saved and stored all in one software package
  • Easy-to-use, intuitive system functions, such as implementation wizards and drag and drop between editors, for fewer clicks and faster engineering
  • Additional time-saving functions, such as online/offline comparisons, pictorial system view with online diagnostics, no-PC-required trace functions and the ability to make code modifications while in “run” state without stopping the PLC

S7-1500 T-CPU:  SIMATIC Technology CPUs and Open Controllers

S7-1500 T-CPU: SIMATIC Technology CPUs and Open Controllers

With SIMATIC Technology, a single CPU can be used to efficiently and cost-effectively implement a wide variety of application requirements for technological tasks, from Signal acquisition/output to Motion Control and PID Control with consistent quality.

The new SIMATIC S7-1500 T-CPU opens up new avenues in terms of extended motion control functionalities, such as transmission and cam disk synchronization and controls from 2D to 4D kinematics. The engineering in the TIA Portal is supported by integrated editors in a convenient and clear way.

The SIMATIC Safe Kinematics software library for the fail-safe Technology CPU (CPU 1517TF-3PN/DP), combined with SINAMICS S120 (FW5.1), makes it possible to safely monitor specified kinematic motions in space.

SIDOOR

SIDOOR

SIDOOR offers convenience and safety for everything from simple commissioning to preventive condition-oriented maintenance.

The door management system is suitable for all doors because it is manufacturer-independent. The intelligent system solution automatically calculates the optimal drive characteristics for the respective door and ensures these are continuously maintained in accordance with the guidelines of the application. The data accrued during operation can be exported and analyzed either locally or globally as a means of avoiding unnecessary maintenance work and downtimes. Because the door system is manufacturer-independent, suitable communication interfaces can be easily added.

Highlights:

  • Only one button needs to be pressed for the entire commissioning process - the intelligent SIDOOR system automatically controls the rest
  • Simple integration independently of the door System
  • The data from door systems can be analyzed regardless of the manufacturer

The SIDOOR product range
SIDOOR door control systems have been developed and optimized for three different application areas and are certified according to the application specific requirements

SIDOOR for elevator doors
SIDOOR door controls for elevator doors can be obtained in combination with for different motors for maximum door weights from 120 to 600 kg, for horizontal doors as well as vertical shutters, for stand-alone operation as well as equipped with communication interfaces and also for EC direct drives for door weights up to 280 kg.

The SIDOOR product range
SIDOOR door controls for industrial applications have been developed especially for operating machine tool doors. According to the integration of the machines into industrial communication networks the controls offer a wide range of communication options including Safety Integrated functionality.

SIDOOR for railway applications
SIDOOR door controls for railway applications can be used for managing platform screen doors - also in combination with a direct drive - as well as interior doors in rail vehicles. They meet all relevant railway standards.

SUALAB Co., Ltd. Booth #9037

SuaKIT

SuaKIT

SUALAB, a company provides deep learning solutions for machine vision, will bring and exhibit ‘SuaKIT’ to UKIVA Machine Vision Conference 2019. SuaKIT is a deep learning machine vision inspection software for various manufacturing industries. It provides a fast, accurate and user-friendly deep learning solution that inspect defects in real production line. Based on image analysis technology, SuaKIT’s value comes from its presence in various fields for which it has been traditionally difficult to conduct inspection with conventional machine vision technologies, thanks to its significantly superior accuracy and speed of inspection. The innovation is particularly important considering the advent of industrial revolution era and a smart factory where artificial intelligence can accurately and expediently detect defective products that are manufactured in factories based on the data gathered during the process.

Yaskawa America, Inc. Booth #7144

HC10DT Collaborative Robot

HC10DT Collaborative Robot

Designed for a wide selection of applications, Yaskawa Motoman’s 6-axis HC10DT (Direct Teach) human-collaborative robot is simple and easy to program for quick implementation. In addition to robot programming through the easy-to-use touchscreen Smart Pendant with built-in Smart Frame technology, the HC10DT also offers enhanced hand-guided teaching, which requires no programming knowledge.

Built with industrial strength and designed to work safely with, or in close proximity to human workers, the HC10DT (Direct Teach) robot offers four modes of collaboration, including Power and Force Limiting (PFL) technology to protect workers from potentially harmful contact situations. Meeting all established safety standards, HC10DT features hand-guided teaching for fast deployment or redeployment on demand, and it is easily integrated with existing automation. The robot offers a 10-kg payload and 1,200 mm reach.

Depending on a risk assessment, this cobot can operate without additional protective measures such as a safety fence, resulting in reduced cost and space requirements.

MotoMini

MotoMini

Offering superior, high-speed performance, Yaskawa Motoman’s MotoMini is the smallest and lightest weight six-axis robot in the industry.

The MotoMini’s 7-kg weight facilitates easy transportation and installation, making it ideal for tabletop-, floor-, ceiling-, tilt- or wall-mount installations, conserving valuable floor space.

Equipped with the highest acceleration in a small-sized robot, MotoMini is 20 percent faster than comparable small robots to reduce cycle time and increase production output.

The robot’s 0.5 kg payload supports a unique variety of tooling and sensors to fulfill diverse project needs. It is ideal for applications such as assembly, dispensing, inspection, kitting, machine tending, material handling, packaging, parts feeding, sorting and STEM Education.

The ultra-compact design enables installation in factories with high density layouts, and the compact footprint (191 x 124 mm) allows the robot to be mounted close to workpieces and other machinery in existing lines or cells.

Cables and air lines are routed through the robot base to upper arm to increase cable life, enhance safety and reduce teaching time. A single power and control cable reduces wiring time and improves cable reliability. And, the MotoMini features an extremely quiet operation with less than 65 dB (with maximum load and speed).

The MotoMini is controlled by Yaskawa’s new ultra-compact YRC1000micro robot controller, which can be installed vertically, horizontally, or mounted in a standard 19” equipment rack.

MotoMini received the 2017 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Award.

Smart Pendant

Smart Pendant

The next generation of robot programming, Smart Pendant radically changes the way a robot is programmed, providing simplified programming and fast implementation. Its easy-to-understand, tablet-based interface offers a simple learning curve compared to the standard pendant and is ideal for novice robot programmers.

Smart Pendant readily adapts to the user’s style for easy operation. Its patented, built-in Smart Frame technology determines the user’s orientation relative to the robot. This eliminates the use of conventional coordinate (X,Y,Z) frames and utilizes human coordinate references for easy command of robot movement.

Smart Pendant features automatic programming feedback which can reduce programmer errors, and its quick error recovery can reduce costly downtime. The Smart Pendant interface displays relevant information during playback allowing users to easily monitor variables, positions and I/O during runtime.

Smart Pendant offers a variety of features to simplify programming efforts, including:

  • Descriptive commands that alleviate the need to memorize abbreviations
  • A favorites bar to capture commonly used commands for easy access
  • Touch-to-edit functionality for job editing
  • Uniquely designed Command Builder that guides the user to insert commands
  • A detailed, built-in help and how-to instructions that eliminate the need for hard copy manuals

Capable of delivering quick robotic implementation for a variety of handling applications, Smart Pendant is available for use with select Yaskawa Motoman YRC-controlled robots.

Smart Pendant includes Yaskawa Soft Pendant software, a digital version of the YRC1000 pendant that can be run on a Windows® operating system.

ZEISS, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC Booth #7720

ZEISS ABIS

ZEISS ABIS

Surface inspection system

ZEISS AIMax

ZEISS AIMax

Digital-optical 3D sensor

ZEISS COMET Pro AE

ZEISS COMET Pro AE

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