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Amanda_LeeAmanda_Lee Posts: 24 Handy
edited February 2017 in Applications


  • SebastienSebastien Posts: 219 Handy
    Hi pros, we recently made a quick demo to a client and thought we could share here. Basically we are using the Robotiq wrist camera to locate the corner of a frame. Then the robot modifies the robot trajectory accordingly. Note that in this demo we have two models that are fixed trajectories that we taught under the same camera locate tool. What we did is that we first taught a part that was basically a cut off corner of the frame. So the camera is afterward looking for that cut off corner on the frame. When we taught the trajectory we basically took an image of the bigger frame, programmed its trajectory under the camera locate. We then replaced the big frame by the smaller one but with the corner at the same spot in the same orientation as the bigger one and we taught its trajectory. When running the robot asks the operator for the frame model number and an if statement under the camera locate node selects the proper trajectory to perform.

    Here is the video

  • matthewd92matthewd92 Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Posts: 1,267 Handy
    So here are a couple of different examples of some of the stuff we have done.  Some of these are production cells and some are just things that we have done for trade shows, etc.

    Machine Tending - this dual handed robot tends 3 testing machines, the first two are the performance test and the part and then the third machine is a poka yoke machine to verify that the part passed the performance test and that critical dimensions are to spec.  The robot starts and monitors all of the machines and also controls an inbound and an outbound powered conveyors giving it basically 5 pieces of equipment running in background threads.  We are using dual Schunk PGN+ grippers to achieve a part to part cycle time of around 21 seconds

  • matthewd92matthewd92 Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Posts: 1,267 Handy

    The next video is of a game that we developed for the Salesforce DreamForce event in 2016. This robot allowed visitors to interact with the robot to play a game of Tower of Hanoi. The robot was told how to manipulate the pieces by the user using an app running on an iPad. This then controlled the robot via the cloud. There is no program running on the actual robot, everything was done off the robot.


  • matthewd92matthewd92 Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Posts: 1,267 Handy
    This is a demo that we built for Biax to put in their booth at IMTS in 2016. It features a Robotiq 2F85 and FT150 FT Sensor. Demonstrates how customers can use our App and cloud connected robots to change operations on the fly. The cloud connector also gives us the ability to control certain parameters in the program remotely allowing us to fine tune operations from anywhere in the world in real time.

  • SebastienSebastien Posts: 219 Handy
    Hi pros,
    Here is a funny demo for you guys. We needed to make a plasma cutting robot demo and decided to use our UR5 to do the demo. Turns out we did not have much steel at our shop and we always wanted to shorten our robot demo base. So the UR is actually cutting its own base in that demo!! Funny story!
    The setup with the Hypertherm Powermax is supper simple. Simply wire the Arc Start signal to a Digital Output of the robot, connect the Powermax unit to compressed air supply and you are ready to fire! Make sure you ground things to make sure you don't damage the robot.


  • matthewmatthew Posts: 1 Recruit
    Hi Sebastien, This looks really good. I'm currently in the process of trying to set up a robot for plasma cutting. Have you developed this since posting? Do you have any advice?

    Many thanks,

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