Robots Demonstrate The Reach Of The Machine Building Show
Continual demonstrations of industrial robots undertaking typical pickand place tasks using vision systems will be a crowd-pulling centrepiece at this year's Machine Building Drives & Automation show at the Birmingham NEC on 13-14 February.
Supported by the British Automation & Robotics Association, the demonstrations will centre on three robots – one of which will be making its UK public debut – being displayed by Kawasaki Robotics and Motoman at the exhibition that focuses on drives, motion control system and compressed air technology.
Motoman will be showing two robots: the six-axis HP3 model that has a standard payload of 3kgs (optional 5 kgs); and its latest Scara-type S450, a 5 kgs capacity model that has a 450 mm stroke, a z axis of 170 mm and a t axis repeatability of +/- 0.015 mm. The Motoman duo will be shown using vision systems in a typical pick-and-place scenario using sample parts.
Kawasaki will be demonstrating the capabilities of its FS20N machine operating with a 3-D vision camera first identifying product, then performing pick-and-place tasks. The FS20N is a 20 kgs payload six-axis industrial robot that has a vertical reach of 2193 mm, a horizontal reach of 1773 mm and a repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm.
Featuring dozens of industry suppliers all displaying the latest in industrial automation aids, the Machine Building Drives & Automation show will also offer a special programme of Industrial Networks for Automation programme discussing the choice, design and use of ASInterface products and networks – including functional safety systems -as well as an overview and practical demonstration of Profibus and Profinet systems, from configuration to data exchange.
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