Collaborative Robotics

This article will explore electromechanical grippers and typical collaborative robot applications that call for them. This should be of particular interest to anyone researching reliable methods to pick up and grip a delicate, fragile, or unusually shaped item.

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When thinking about potentially adding a robot to production, the first thought usually goes to the activity that is to be accomplished. It could be loading a machine, performing a visual inspection, or any host of other potential applications. However, there is another part of the process that must be considered whether you are looking at a traditional 6-axis robot or a collaborative solution: part presentation. The part presentation is extremely critical and could be the difference between a successful project or one that never gets off the ground.

This will be a short but very useful series entry showing how to make very precise and controlled moves of the robot arm. This item may seem like an obvious feature, but I have seen most new users struggle to find it and more often than not forget to use it while programming.

My customer Hirebotics was recently featured on the front page of the Washington Post. Read about 'How a Couple of Robots Came to be the Newest Hires at a Wisconsin Factory in Search of Reliable Workers.' It's very interesting and I thought you would want to read it too. Thanks, Karl.

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