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Robotic Resources

Tech Papers

October 2013

Vacuum Systems for Successful Robot Implementation

by Josef Karbassi, Vice President Automation Division

POSTED: 10/17/2013

ABSTRACT The design of a vacuum system and choice of vacuum components for robot end effectors can be of crucial importance for a successful robot installation. This paper discusses vacuum solutions for robot end effectors, which increase the

September 2013

Not a hair out of place, even at 100 miles.

POSTED: 09/06/2013

With the AIRCAP®, Mercedes-Benz offers for its E-Class Convertible an automatic draft stop that can be activated at the push of a button, thus greatly reducing turbulence in the interior. Actuated is the AIRCAP® by a maxon drive system. The

April 2013

Firefighting Humanoid Robot

POSTED: 04/29/2013

With funding from the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech’s RoMeLa laboratory is designing and building their Shipboard Autonomous Fire Fighting Robot, or SAFFiR.   Agility, speed, strength, balance are all qualities needed to fight fires,

Human-Like Bipedal Walking Robot

POSTED: 04/29/2013

In the world of robotics engineering there are two primary ways to view how a robot walks. Either the robot has to be quasi-statically stable at every moment of movement, or it

February 2013

Motoman NX100

by Motoman NX100, New Technical Bulleting

POSTED: 02/19/2013

New Tech Bulletin: Motoman NX100

December 2012

Nachi AX Robot Controller

by Technical Bulletin

POSTED: 12/11/2012

 

October 2012

ABB IRB 6400

POSTED: 10/22/2012

New Repair and System Test Capability: ABB IRB 6400 M97A S4C Robot Controller K+S has full testing and repair capabilities. View here to learn more: http://www.k-and-s.com/pdf/ABBIRB6400TestStand.pdf

ABB IRC 5 Test Stand

POSTED: 10/22/2012

Allen Bradley Kinetix Drive

POSTED: 10/22/2012

New Repair and System test Capability: Allen Bradley Kinetix Drive The system is Controlled by an Allen Bradley 1756-M16E SERCOS Module Installed in a 1756-L55 Procsesor Rack.  Click here to learn more: http://www.k-and-s.com/PDF/Kinetix%20Drive%20tech%20bulletin.pdf  

Allen Bradley 1771 IMC Motion

POSTED: 10/22/2012

New Repair and System Test Capability of Allen Bradley 1771 IMC Motion: Test Stand is utilized to test SLCS components that interface with IMC Motion Control Systems.  Click on the link to learn more: http://www.k-and-s.com/PDF/Allen%20Bradley%201771%20IMC%20Motion.pdf  

G&L 8000A Control Test Stand

by G&L 8000A Control Test Stand

POSTED: 10/22/2012

New Repair and System Test Capabilities- View here to learn about our latest G&L 8000A Control Test Stand: http://www.k-and-s.com/PDF/Tech%20Bulletin%20-%20GL%208000A.pdf

July 2012

Selecting Cables for VFD Applications

by John Gavilanes, Director of Engineering

POSTED: 07/19/2012

Review four cable design factors to maximize reliability in drive applications For all their energy savings and process control benefits, variable frequency drive (VFD) systems have a downside too. When these drives fail, they can bring motor-driven industrial processes to a dead stop. To avoid this costly downtime, smart

Understand Connector Selection to Avoid Downtime

by Lapp Group USA, Product Management

POSTED: 07/19/2012

A typical manufacturing plant today will have thousands, or even many thousands, of electrical connections on both fixed equipment and moving machines. And it’s just a matter of time before some of those connections fail or wear out, bringing production machines to a dead stop. One way to minimize this

The Importance of Oil Resistant Cable

by John Gavilanes, Director of Engineering

POSTED: 07/19/2012

Introduction The demands of the industrial environment are on going, with ever changing trends. Cables, which were once able to sustain functional and operational integrity a decade ago, would not be adequate to survive in the environment of a present day manufacturing site. Everywhere, from the Renewable Energy Industry, Automotive

NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery

by John Gavilanes, Director of Engineering, Lapp USA

POSTED: 07/19/2012

Meeting the New NFPA 79 2012 Cable Requirements NFPA-79 is the section of the National Electrical Code (NEC) that focuses on electrical wiring standards used with industrial machinery. NFPA-79 applies to the electrical equipment used within a wide variety of machines — and groups of machines — working together in


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