Smart Mini Factory Equipment

The Smart Mini Factory Laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment in the field of robotics, smart manufacturing systems and digital assistance systems for production.

Adept Quattro s650H parallel robot

Description of the device:

It is a four-axis parallel robot (or delta robot) that features a four-arm design, and a large work envelope. The four identical axis motors control movement of the robot tool in X, Y, and Z directions, as well as rotation of the robot tool.

This robot is designed to be mounted above the work area suspended on a frame for smooth motion and high-throughput applications.

Technical specifications:

  • Degrees of freedom: 4 joints
  • Weight: 117 kg
  • Payload: Rated 2 kg; Maximum 6 kg
  • Reach: 600 mm
  • Repeatability: XYZ ±0.1 mm; Theta 0.6°
  • Power Requirements: 24 VDC - 6 A; 200 - 240 VAC - 10 A, single-phase
  • Max. Working Range: Diameter 1300 mm; Height: 500 mm; Rotation: ± 180°; Joint 2: ±150°, 720°/s; Joint 3: 210 mm, 1100 mm/s; Joint 4: ±360°, 1200°/s
  • Max. speed: 10 m/s; 3600°/s
  • Max. acceleration: 150 m/s2
  • Digital I/O channels: Amplifiers-in-Base - 12 inputs, 8 outputs
  • Programming: V+

Applications in the laboratory:

High-speed applications in packaging, manufacturing, assembly, and material handling.

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Adept Cobra i600 SCARA

Description of the device:

It is a high-performance 4-axis (three rotational and one translational joints) SCARA robot. The acronym SCARA stands for Selective Compliant Assembly Robot Arm, because the robot arm is rigid in the Z-axis and slightly compliant in the XY-axes, which allows it to adapt to many types of assembly operations. Such a robot is ideal for mechanical assembly, material handling, packaging, machine tending, screw driving, and other applications that require fast and precise automation.

Technical specifications:

  • Degrees of freedom: 4 joints
  • Footprint: 338 mm x 200 mm
  • Weight: 41 kg
  • Payload: Rated 2 kg; Maximum 5.5 kg
  • Reach: 600 mm
  • Repeatability: XY ±0.017 mm; Z ± 0.003 mm; Theta ±0.019°
  • Power Requirements: 24 VDC - 6 A; 200 - 240 VAC - 10 A, single-phase
  • Movement: Joint 1: ±105°, 386°/s; Joint 2: ±150°, 720°/s; Joint 3: 210 mm, 1100 mm/s; Joint 4: ±360°, 1200°/s
  • Digital I/O channels: Amplifiers-in-Base - 12 inputs, 8 outputs
  • Programming: V+

Applications in the laboratory:

It is used together with the Adept FlexiBowl (a rotative a shaking feeder) and a vision system for pick and place applications on the fly.

ABB IRB 120

Description of the device:

The ABB IRB 120 is a compact anthropomorphic robot with a weight of 25kg, able to handle payload of up to 3kg with a reach of 580mm. The light aluminum body, in conjunction with powerful compact motors, gives this robot arm the ability to move with speed and precision.

As all the anthropomorphic robots, the IRB 120 is versatile and it can be easily integrated in several applications.

Technical specifications:

  • Degrees of freedom: 6 rotating joints
  • Dimensions: Base - 180x180 mm; Height - 700 mm
  • Weight: 25 kg
  • Payload: 3 kg (4 kg with vertical wrist)
  • Reach: 580 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.01 mm
  • Power Consumption: 250W
  • Movement: Axis 1 +165° to -165°, 250 °/s; Axis 2 +110° to -110°, 250 °/s; Axis 3 +70° to -110°, 250 °/s; Axis 4 +160° to -160°, 320 °/s; Axis 5 +120° to -120°, 320 °/s; Axis 6 +400° to -400°, 420 °/s
  • Performance: 25x300x25 mm - 1kg picking cycle 0.58 s; 25x300x25 mm - 1kg picking cycle, with 180° axis 6 reorientation 0.92 s
  • Programming: ABB Robot Studio IDE, through the ABB's programming language “RAPID”

Applications in the laboratory:

It is ideal for material handling, assembly and packing & dispensing operations providing an agile, compact and lightweight solution with excellent control and path accuracy.

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Universal Robots UR3

Description of the device:

Collaborative industrial robots are innovative enabling technologies introduced to help operators perform manual activities in assembly and manufacturing. Human-robot interaction combines human ability with smart machines strengths, increasing production performances. Hybrid production systems entail shared workspace between operators and robots and physical human-machine collaboration.

The UR3 is the smallest member of the Universal Robots collaborative selection. It is a 6-rotating-joint anthropomorphic manipulator suitable for light assembly and high precision tasks. Flexibility, versatility and accuracy, including an operator-friendly programming are the main features of this multi-purpose device.

Technical specifications:

  • Degrees of freedom: 6 rotating joint
  • Payload: 3 kg
  • Reach: 500 mm
  • Repeteability: ±0.1 mm
  • Power Consumption: Min 90W; Typical 125W; Max 250W
  • Ambient temperature range: 0-50°C - at high continuous joint speed, ambient temperature is reduced
  • Programming: Polyscope graphical user interface on touchscreen with mounting
  • Collaboration Operation: 15 advanced adjustable safety functions; TÜV NORD Approved Safety Function; Tested in accordance with EN ISO 13849:2008 PL d

Applications in the laboratory:

Due to high accuracy and reduced payload and reach radius, the UR3 is used in collaborative human-robot workstations for light products assembly and quality control operations.

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Universal Robots UR10

Description of the device:

Collaborative industrial robots are innovative enabling technologies introduced to help operators perform manual activities in assembly and manufacturing. Human-robot interaction combines human ability with smart machines strengths, increasing production performances. Hybrid production systems entail shared workspace between operators and robots and physical human-machine collaboration.

The UR10 is the largest member of the Universal Robots collaborative selection. It is a 6-rotating-joint anthropomorphic manipulator suitable for heavier-weight process tasks. Flexibility, versatility and accuracy, including an operator-friendly programming are the main features of this multi-purpose device.

Technical specifications:

  • Degrees of freedom: 6 rotating joint
  • Payload: 10 kg
  • Reach: 1300 mm
  • Repeteability: ±0.1 mm
  • Power Consumption: Min 90W; Typical 250W; Max 500W
  • Ambient temperature range: 0-50°C - at high continuous joint speed, ambient temperature is reduced
  • Programming: Polyscope graphical user interface on touchscreen with mounting
  • Collaboration Operation: 15 advanced adjustable safety functions; TÜV NORD Approved Safety Function; Tested in accordance with EN ISO 13849:2008 PL d

Applications in the laboratory:

Due to high accuracy and higher payload and reach radius, the UR10 is especially suitable for e.g. packaging, palletizing,assembly and pick and place where the distance between the different operating areas is longer.

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Ulixes Der Assistent A600

Description of the device:

Ulixes is a manufacturing assistant system for manual assembly station based on a projector and a visual tracking system. Ulixes is capable of recognizing state of the work table and provide the user with instructions for completing customized tasks projecting images into the table.

Technical specifications:

  • 11" Touch display
  • 3 uSlots
  • 2x M8 24V I/O
  • Powerful multi-voltage power supply
  • USB, HDMI, Ethernet
  • C# programming
  • Digital IO ports
  • Multisensor camera
  • Projector
  • Windows-based OS

Applications in the laboratory:

This system is useful for studying the new trends in HMI, optimization of assembly process and learning systems in manufacturing.

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FlexSim Software

Description of the device:

FlexSim is an analysis tool that allows to design a 3-dimentional computer model of an industrial system. It uses a discrete-event simulation to model systems which change state at discrete points in time as a result of specific events. As a "what-if" analysis tool, FlexSim provides quantitative feedback on a number of proposed solutions to help to find the optimal solution.

Technical specifications:

  • Windows compatible
  • C++ based programming

Applications in the laboratory:

The system is used to simulate different manufacturing processes and get meaningful outputs data based on known (or assumed) input data.

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Oculus Rift

Description of the device:

Oculus Riftis a virtual reality headset developed by Oculus VR. It is integrated with a positional tracking system.

Technical specifications:

  • Pentile OLED display
  • 1080×1200 resolution per eye
  • 90 Hz refresh rate
  • 110° field of view
  • C++ based SDK
  • Windows and Mac OsX compatible
  • Infrared head position and orientation tracking sensors
  • HDMI and USB IOs

Applications in the laboratory:

The Oculus system may be used as a visualization tool and as a tracking device for the user’s head position and orientation. As a visualization tool, it may be integrated with simulation systems (as Flexsim) and 3D CAD systems.

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Bosch Rexroth Assembly Tables

Description of the device:

The assembly tables from Bosch Rexroth comply with the principles of lean management and enable ergonomic workplace design of assembly workstations.

Technical specifications:

  • 4 Bosch Rexroth assembly tables
  • modular and quickly reconfigurable
  • equipped with lighting
  • with pneumatic connections
  • 2 of them with electric height adjustment
  • equipped with a Kanban shelf

Applications in the laboratory:

The assembly tables are used in the laboratory for exercises regarding manual and hybrid assembly. They are also used in combination with tests for assistance systems in assembly.

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Smart Touch Table

Description of the device:

Multi-touch display embedded in a design-oriented Corian table for collaborative planning sessions.

Technical specifications:

  • Multi Touch
  • 42 inch

Applications in the laboratory:

The Smart Touch Table is used for planning sessions for process planning in Construction 4.0 and for test purposes for construction management software.

Kuka KMR iiwa

Description of the device:

The autonomous LBR iiwa robot is HRC-capable and mobile. It combines the strengths of the sensitive LBR iiwa lightweight robot with those of a mobile, autonomous platform. The KMR iiwa is location-independent and highly flexible – the perfect basis for meeting the requirements of Industrie 4.0.

Technical specifications:

LBR iiwa

  • Max. total payload: 14 kg
  • Number of axes: 7
  • Wrist variant: In-line wrist
  • Mounting flange A7: DIN ISO 9409-1-A50
  • Positioning accuracy (ISO 9283): ±0.1 mm
  • Weight: 29.5 kg
  • Protection rating: IP54
  • Clean room class: ISO 3

Mobile platform

  • Vehicle height: 700 mm
  • Length with scanners and safety zones: 1,080 mm
  • Width with scanners and safety zones: 630 mm
  • Weight: 390 kg
  • Max. payload: 170 kg/200 kg without LBR iiwa
  • Max. velocity in longitudinal direction: 3.6 km/h
  • Max. velocity in lateral direction: 2 km/h
  • Wheel diameter: 250 mm
  • Clean room class: ISO 5

Applications in the laboratory:

Thanks to its high flexibility, the robot is used as a location-independent production assistant with an unrestricted workspace. The interaction between the robot technology, mobile platforms and industrial components offers a mobile and scalable solution for all conceivable scenarios.

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