MiRHook™ Automated Pallet Fork Transport

May 24, 2018

 

MiRHook videoWithin logistics applications, the MirHook™ mobile industrial robot is often used to tow a pallet with a pallet fork. The mobile robot can locate the pallet fork and transport it to it’s destination autonomously. In this way the employees only have to load and unload the pallet from the pallet fork, saving valuable time by not needing to do the transportation themselves.

The MiRHook supports the transport of loads up to 500 kg (1100 lbs) , providing exciting new internal logistics options for weighty or unwieldy cargos. The MiRHook robot identifies carts by QR markers and autonomously transports them as you define.

IXA SCARA Robot from IAI – Fastest in the Industry

April 13, 2018

Fastest in the Industry! Introducing the New SCARA Robot IXA!

IXA SCARA Robot

The high-speed IXA SCARA Robot holds the fastest cycle times and yet achieves a lower price than previous SCARA models. The arch motion smoothly blends both horizontal and vertical motion to accomplish continuous high-speed cycle times.1. Fastest Cycle Times

The following measurements were taken during arch motion cycle operation under the following conditions.

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2. Achieves a Lower Price
The new SCARA robot is even more affordable than previous models. Plus, it offers even better performance and functionality.

3. Low Vibration, Accurate Positioning
Higher rigidity and optimized control mean significantly less vibration while stopping.

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4. Equipped with a Battery-less Absolute Encoder as Standard
There is no need to replace batteries and less maintenance.

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5. Mechanical Structure/Features

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Wireless Data Setting for Electric Cylinders

February 1, 2018

Set operating conditions with wireless connection

IAI TB3 teachingNow the ELECylinders position adjustments and operating conditions can be set by the TB-03 teaching pendant from outside the equipment, even without a cable connection.
The TB-03 can monitor the operating status of up to 16 axes while receiving wireless data from the ELECylinder. Error recovery time can also be shortened by troubleshooting with wireless connection.
The ELECylinder electric actuators replace air cylinders. With multi-positioning it can start and stop smoothly at high velocity, reducing cycle times.
TB-03 Teaching Pendant and ELECylinders

Industry 4.0, IIoT & Smart Factory Informative Seminar

January 9, 2018

Come hear the latest trends in automation and manufacturing with a hands-on look at mobile industrial and collaborative robots and check out the latest in vision and traceability.

DateThursday February 8, 2018
Time9:00am – Noon
LocationHoliday Inn, 1000 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

AGENDA:

  • Basics in Industry 4.0, IIoT and Smart Factory
  • Evolution of automation equipment
  • The factory of the future
  • How machine vision can improve your bottom line
  • Q & A

Register at: http://www.rrfloody.com/Events.html 

WIN Six DataMan 70 Fixed Mount Barcode Readers

November 6, 2017

6 Dataman 70sThe new DataMan 70 fixed-mount barcode reader is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet powerful enough to read the most challenging 1-D and 2-D label-based codes.

DataMan 70 reliably reads:

  • Omnidirectional codes
  • Codes at extreme perspectives
  • Damaged, smudged or distorted codes

Enter today for a chance to win six DataMan 70 fixed-mount barcode readers.

 

Cognex Real Time Monitoring

October 17, 2017

Real Time MonitoringCognex Real Time Monitoring improves efficiency and throughput with performance feedback.

Real Time Monitoring (RTM) collects, processes, and displays information collected by DataMan barcode readers to help facility managers remove system defects and improve overall equipment efficiency (OEE) and throughput.

  • RTM organizes data in easy-to-use dashboards that make it simple to track performance and analyze metrics.
  • Overview of facility performance via read rates and throughput over time
  • 1-D and 2-D barcode quality metrics identify when code quality drops, signaling that labeling or printing equipment requires attention
  • Detailed trigger data including barcode symbology, module size, and decode time
  • Automatic collection and root cause analysis of no-reads
  • Tracks and compares reader configuration changes
  • Heat maps track the relative positions of barcodes to identify required changes in reader configurations

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Intelligent Actuator Rotating 2-Axis Wrist Unit

September 5, 2017

Ideal for reducing costs when 6-axis robot is not necessary

Wrist Units with logoIAI’s Unique WU Series Wrist Unit design makes it light weight and compact in size.  
Equipped with a battery-less absolute encoder as standard, the WU Series is a low cost alternative, compared to 6-axis articulated robots making it ideal for reducing the cost of equipment.

Diagonal approaches and tip swiveling can now be performed with minimum required axis configuration which until now required a vertically articulated robot.

MiRFleet Centralized Robot Control

July 31, 2017

Easily program robots for multiple tasks

MiRFLeet with logoMiRFleet™ gives you centralized control of robots throughout your facility from a single, user-friendly, web-based interface.

You can easily program and control a fleet of robots, including managing robots with different top modules, hooks or other accessories. Once programmed, the system automatically prioritizes and selects the robot best-suited for a job based on position and availability. SMS or email notifications keep you informed of obstacles or other issues that might prevent the robot from completing a task.

MiRFleet information

Cognex In-Sight 7000 Gen II Vision System

April 28, 2017

In-Sight 7000 Gen II (3)The first, truly-customizable vision system! With field-configurable modular optics, lights, filters and covers the next generation In-Sight 7000 can be easily customized to solve your unique application. Now you have the power to BUILD YOUR VISION, your way!

The NEW In-Sight 7000 is a full-featured, powerful vision system that performs fast, accurate inspections of a wide range of parts across all industries. Its compact footprint easily fits into space-constrained production lines and the unique, modular design is highly field-customizable to your application requirements.

  • Enhanced performance keeps pace with increasing line speeds
  • Field-configurable lenses, lights, filters and covers meet custom application requirements
  • Familiar EasyBuilder interface simplifies set up and deployment

Cognex In-Sight Laser Profiler

April 11, 2017

In-Sight Laser Profiler and VC200The In-Sight™ laser profiler is a measurement system used to verify that a part’s dimensions meet specifications.  The In-Sight laser profiler is configured using the In-Sight EasyBuilder user interface.  This intuitive, easy-to-use software makes it simple for manufacturing and quality engineers to develop, deploy and support high accuracy measurements on the factory floor.

  1. Accurately acquire profiles
  2. Easily extract features and construct reference points
  3. Perform correct and repeatable measurements

The In-Sight laser profiler generates an accurate 2D profile of an object along a laser line.  The 2D profile provides precise geometric information that can be sued to verify that an object is defect-free and meets specifications.  The In-Sight laser profiler is easy to use and factory calibrated to ensure accurate and repeatable measurement results.