Robots are on the rise.
Robot installations have grown exponentially in recent years. Robots have been around in industry performing many tasks such as welding and material handling since the 1980s. The recent boom is a result of decreasing costs and ease of use. Emerging markets such as the area of Collaborative Robotics have stemmed further growth allowing robots to be used in many new applications.
Modern robots are easier than you may think to deploy. Robot manufacturers such as Yaskawa with their Smart Series and Singular Control solutions, have made robot integration and deployment extremely streamlined and significantly easier for those new to robotics. Mecademic , who offers the world's smallest and most precise robot takes the approach of allowing the robot to simply be a component in your existing controls architecture with the ability to be an EtherCat Slave device. Collaborative robots have never been easier to use with Precise Automation's simple web interface and the only manufacturer to offer SCARA and Cartesian mechanisms in additional to articulating arms. For a truly lightweight 7-axis collaborative robot, look no further than Copenhagen based Kassow Robots .
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Return on Investment (ROI)
Leverage Robots to boost your productivity and and combat the shortage of manual labor. RIA (Robotics Industries Association) offers a free ROI Calculator to help estimate cost savings.
Robots can be easily retooled and repurposed should the need arise. Robots are great assets and retain their value.
Ease of Use
Robots are so much easier to use than you might expect. Many people can learn to teach and program robots with very little effort.
Product Spotlight: Kassow Robots
Our Robotics Partners
Industrial robotics in the palm of your hand. The Meca500 is the world’s smallest, most compact and most precise six-axis industrial robot arm. Unlike the typical industrial robot, which is a complex, stand-alone system that is to be programmed via proprietary programming language and interface, the Meca500 is controlled as an automation component, much like a smart electric gripper.
Yaskawa is a leader in industrial and collaborative robotics. Unlike traditional more complex robot execution, which requires significant upfront investment in training, Smart Series technology provides simple, intuitive robot programming and operation methods for your workforce. Easily adaptable to changing manufacturing requirements, this suite of products can readily be deployed and redeployed for its next job.
Traditional robots require safety barriers that are expensive, use extra bench/floor space, and block access to the workcell. Collaborative robots can be safely used without safety barriers. This approach reduces workcell cost and size, and allows users to safely access equipment without stopping or slowing down production. Similarly, collaborative robots significantly reduce damage to other equipment when accidental collisions occur.
Kassow Robots was founded in Copenhagen (Denmark) is developing and producing unique and efficient 7-axes lightweight collaborative robots for industrial applications. The company’s motto is “strong, fast, simple”. Its products offer speed and power, yet also have a long reach. The user-friendliness of the cobots provides businesses with greater flexibility, allowing SMEs without their own robotics specialists to achieve complex automation and programming cost-effectively and independently. What is more, the cobots are compact enough for use in confined spaces.
Nachi Robotic Systems, Inc. North American headquarters is in Novi, MI. NRS supplies a wide range of robots and successful turnkey solutions for many applications, including: spot welding, arc welding, sealing, collaborative, material handling, machine tending, material removal, foundry, forging, packaging/palletizing and assembly.
Parker offers a complete range of precision linear and rotary positioning systems in standard and custom configurations, from miniature stages to precision air bearing platforms. Offering speed, accuracy and repeatability, Parker positioning systems range from pre-engineered linear servo motor tables with “plug and play” modules, to rotary tables designed for motor-driven indexing. The availability of additional Parker products ensures an optimal motion control solution.
Macron Dynamics manufactures linear and mechanical motion components and systems, providing automation solutions for applications found throughout the U.S. and around the globe. For more than 25 years, Macron has refined each component and every product through time-tested installations and experience. Macron products are built with the highest quality materials, assembled in the USA, and engineered to withstand the abuses of rigorous, daily usage. The result is a combination of versatility, positioning repeatability durability, and virtually maintenance-free operation.
End of Arm Tooling (EOAT)
Of course no robot is complete without EOAT
EOAT is arguably one of the most important aspects of a robotics application. Partners like OnRobot have unique Plug and Produce solutions for EOAT that are for both Industrial and Collaborative applications. And when an off-the-shelf product isn't right for your application, our engineers at BlueBay Automation can help to design and produce a custom EOAT solution for you.
OnRobot Plug & Produce EOAT
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End of Arm Tooling (EOAT)
OnRobot products open new possibilities for automating tasks that you never thought possible. Our cutting edge gripping and sensing systems for industrial automation let you easily design truly collaborative applications that enable your workforce to work side-by-side with collaborative robots on assembly, surface finishing, pick and place, machine tending or testing.
We do not just meet today's expectations with regard to maximum precision, productivity and investment protection, but also already meet future demands of gripping system solutions in service robotics, and human-robot collaboration. Our 4,000 standard components and more than 12,000 implemented gripping system solutions speak for themselves. SCHUNK. The world's number 1 when it comes to gripping systems!
Coval's vision as vacuum managers is to be the world's leading solution provider of vacuum automation technology. Through innovative company culture, service excellence and knowledge sharing we aim to be a driving force behind our clients' business performance worldwide. Being a vacuum manager means going beyond the role of the traditional component supplier. The idea is to be a consultant, a solution provider and a business partner who can resolve our clients' day-to-day problems and, through sincere commitment, improve the efficiency and productivity of your installations.
BlueBay Custom EOAT
Sometimes out of the box solutions just don't fit all applications. BlueBay can help you design and produce custom end of arm tooling solutions. Our engineers will work with you to deliver EOAT that is right for you application at an affordable price.