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Robot End Effectors - Intermediate

May 22, 2014 - Noon to 1 PM EDTRobot End Effectors - Intermediate - FREE Webinar
This webinar will continue from the earlier basic level webinar about robot end effectors in 2014. In this session, topics like material handling, use of energy and compliance will be discussed. Trends like flexibility and reconfigurability for various product shapes and sizes will be covered. The use of various utilities in new end effectors will be illustrated. Finally the webinar will highlight these technologies with several application videos.

Learning Outcomes

  • Material handling, use of energy and compliance.
  • Flexibility and reconfigurability for various product shapes and sizes.
  • The use of various utilities in new end effectors.
  • Example applications from a set of factory videos.  
     

Material Handling Techniques - Advanced

April 24, 2014 - Noon to 1 PM EDTMaterial Handling Techniques - Advanced - FREE Webinar
This webinar will describe new techniques in robotic material handling. New robotic end effectors and their innovative use in handling diverse products will be covered. The use of multiple axes, dual arms and cooperative mechanisms will be covered. These innovations more than ever reduce tooling costs and enhance the flexibility that end users need. Finally, the webinar will show example application videos.

Learning Outcomes

  • New techniques in robotic material handling.
  • New robotic end effectors and their innovative use in handling diverse products.
  • Use of multiple axes, dual arms and cooperative mechanisms.
  • Perspectives from a panel of industry experts. 
     

Fundamentals of Robotics - Basic

April 10, 2014 - Noon to 1 PM EDTRobot Applications and New Market Segments - Advanced - FREE Webinar
This webinar will describe different kinds of robots, their suitability for various applications, integration methodologies and many proven solutions.

Panelists:

  • Phil Baratti, Applications Engineering Manager, EPSON Robots
  • Mark Lewandowski, Controls and Information Systems Technology Leader, Procter & Gamble
Learning Outcomes 

  • Different kinds of industrial robots.
  • Factory applications, integration methodologies and proven solutions.
  • Example applications showcased with fast and proven factory solutions.

Robot Applications and New Market Segments - Advanced

March 27, 2014 - Noon to 1 PM ESTRobot Applications and New Market Segments - Advanced - FREE Webinar
This webinar will describe new robot applications in traditional robot markets as well as emerging new market segments. In traditional markets, applications such as AutoRacking, coordinated motion control, vision servoing, demand based mix palletizing, etc. will be discussed. In addition, emerging markets such as collaborative robotics, service robotics and their enabling technology components will be described. The webinar will consist of a panel of experts.

Learning Outcomes
 

  • New robot applications in traditional robot markets.
  • New and emerging robot markets.
  • Technology enablers and their maturity in the marketplace.
  • Various markets and their growth and future potential.

Robot End Effectors - Basic

March 13, 2014 - Noon to 1 PM ESTRobot End Effectors - Basic - FREE Webinar
This webinar will describe robot end effectors such as parallel jaw, vacuum and magnet based designs. Solution approaches such as two or three position grasps and servo based designs will be discussed. In addition, robotic tool changers and how they work will be described. The webinar will also cover topics such as grip compliance, collision avoidance and breakaway options. Finally the webinar will illustrate these technologies with several application videos.

Learning Outcomes

 

  • Parallel jaw, vacuum and magnet based end effector designs.
  • Two or three position and servo based end effector designs.
  • Robotic tool changers, their advantages and how they work.
  • Gripper compliance, collision avoidance and breakaway options.

Material Handling Techniques - Intermediate

February 27, 2014 - Noon to 1 PM EST
Material Handling Techniques - Intermediate - FREE WebinarThis webinar will describe material removal trends in waterjet cutting, grinding, laser cutting and trimming. Registering parts flexibly with vision and compensating material removal with constant force during dynamic path traversal will be covered. Constant speed motions, linear & arc interpolation, and smoothing filters will be discussed. Handling and assembly trends such as demand based processing, mixed order flexibility, combinatorial assembly, verification & traceability will be shown.

Learning Outcomes

  • Material removal in waterjet cutting, grinding, laser cutting and trimming.
  • Registering parts flexibly with vision and compensating material removal with constant force during path traversal.
  • Constant speed motions, linear & arc interpolation, and smoothing filters.
  • Handling and assembly trends such as demand based processing, mixed order flexibility, verification and traceability.
     

Vision Guided Robotics - Intermediate

February 13, 2014 - Noon to 1 PM EST
Vision Guided Robotics - Intermediate - FREE WebinarThis webinar will describe concepts of 2.5D and various kinds of 3D (distinct, touching, overlapping, shape variant, feature absent) guidance. Several advanced calibration techniques suited for specific applications will be covered. The use of one or multiple cameras and the mathematical techniques behind them will also be presented. The evolution of applications like 3D AutoRacking, 3D Bin Picking and 3D Inline Measurement will be described. Finally, some application videos will be shown.

Learning Outcomes

  • 2.5D and various kinds of 3D vision guided robotics (VGR).
  • Calibration techniques for specific applications.
  • The use of one or multiple cameras & the mathematical techniques behind them.
  • Evolution of applications like AutoRacking, Bin Picking and Inline Measurement. 

RIA Certified Robot Integrator Program

January 9, 2014 - Noon to 1 PM EST
RIA Certified Robot Integrator ProgramThe Certified Robot Integrator program strengthens the overall integrator channel and allows integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Based on industry feedback, RIA has found that achieving certification has proven to be valuable for integrators looking to showcase their capabilities to both users and suppliers. Learn more about the program during this educational webinar.

Learning Outcomes

  • Successful practices for robot systems integration.
  • An understanding of all the phases of a complete systems integration cycle.
  • Technical and business management of systems integration.

Cycle Time Optimization for Higher Productivity

Cycle Time Optimization for Higher Productivity

December 12, 2013 - Noon to 1 PM EST 
The presentation will start with the design decision concepts of integrated controls, simulation, robot placement, envelope, reach, payload and moment of inertia. Motion tuning, trajectory profiles, speed, acceleration, settling opportunities, multiple pickups and Z height management topics will be covered. Design changes to meet previously unachievable goals will also be presented. Finally some high speed application videos will be shown.

Learning Outcomes

  • Design decision concepts of integrated controls, simulation, robot placement, envelope, reach, payload and moments.
  • Motion tuning, trajectory profiles, speed, acceleration, settling opportunities, multiple pickups & Z height management.
  • Drastic design changes to meet previously unachievable goals.
  • Examples of high speed applications in practical and reliable manufacturing

Material Removal, Handling & Assembly Trends

Material Removal, Handling & Assembly Trends

November 21, 2013 - Noon to 1 PM EST 
This webinar will describe material removal trends in waterjet cutting, grinding, laser cutting and trimming. Registering parts flexibly with vision and compensating material removal with constant force during dynamic path traversal will be covered. Constant speed motions, linear & arc interpolation, and smoothing filters will be discussed. Handling and assembly trends such as demand based processing, mixed order flexibility, combinatorial assembly, verification & traceability will be shown.

Learning Outcomes

  • Material removal in waterjet cutting, grinding, laser cutting and trimming.
  • Registering parts flexibly with vision and compensating material removal with constant force during path traversal.
  • Constant speed motions, linear & arc interpolation, and smoothing filters.
  • Handling and assembly trends such as demand based processing, mixed order flexibility, verification and traceability.
     

Advanced Welding Techniques

Advanced Welding Techniques

October 24, 2013 - Noon to 1 PM EDT 
This webinar will present advanced robotic welding techniques. Beyond the basic concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding, trends such as laser, plasma and hybrid welding will be explored. The importance of fast and reliable welds will be presented along with a number of common weld defects and approaches to avoid them or to detect them in a robotic production setting. In addition the use of external axes to control robot as well as part motions simultaneously will be shown.

Learning Outcomes

  • Advanced robotic welding techniques.
  • Laser, plasma and hybrid welding.
  • Fast and reliable welding.
  • Common welding defects and how to avoid or detect them in production.
  • The use of external axes to control robot and part motions simultaneously.
     

Advanced Trends: Palletizing & Depalletizing

Advanced Trends: Palletizing & Depalletizing

September 19, 2013 - Noon to 1 PM EDT
This webinar will describe advanced trends and various techniques in robotic palletizing and depalletizing applications. Topics such as packaging patterns, reach, SKUs, order flow, balanced fulfillment, throughput, homogeneous and mixed load handling will be covered. The design of end effectors to handle pallets, slip sheets, and products of various shapes and sizes will be shown. Finally the webinar will present application videos of various solutions in production.

From this webinar, you can expect to learn:

  • Advanced trends and various techniques in robotic palletizing and depalletizing applications..
  • Packaging patterns, reach, SKUs, order flow, balanced fulfillment, throughput, homogeneous and mixed load handling.
  • Design of end effectors to handle pallets, slip sheets, and products of various shapes and sizes.

Introduction to Robotic WeldingIntroduction to Robotic Welding

September 12, 2013 - Noon to 1 PM EDT
This webinar will introduce robotic welding which is the most prevalent application of industrial robots in the most prevalent automotive vertical market. Concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding will be presented. A robot may weld a pre-programmed position, be guided by machine vision, or by a combination of the two methods. The topic of weld schedules with robots will be presented. Finally the webinar will illustrate these technologies with several application videos.  

From this webinar, you can expect to learn:

  • History & prevalence of robotic welding.
  • The basics of resistance spot welding.
  • The basics of arc welding.
  • Weld schedules and robot controls.


Advanced Gripper & End Effector DesignsAdvanced Gripper & End Effector Designs

August 22, 2013 - Noon to 1 PM EDT
This webinar will describe advanced robot gripper and end effector designs. New vacuum based strategies in sensing, energy management and compliance with various kinds of materials will be presented. New mechanical gripper designs will be presented with their flexibility, precision and compliance features. The strength and practical switching usage of magnetic grippers will also be presented. Finally the webinar will illustrate these technologies with several application videos.

From this webinar, you can expect to learn:

  • New vacuum based strategies in sensing, energy management and compliance.
  • New mechanical gripper designs with flexibility, precision and compliance.
  • The strength and practical switching usage of magnetic grippers.
  • Examples of practical applications.


Basic Vision Guided RoboticsBasic Vision Guided Robotics

July 25, 2013 - Noon to 1 PM EDT
This webinar will describe basic techniques in Vision Guided Robotics (VGR). Concepts of X, Y centroids, part angles, and gripper offsets will be introduced. Robot and vision coordinate systems will be described as well as fixed and robot mounted camera calibration techniques. Application development steps will be shown along with examples of software components. The webinar will conclude with example videos.

From this webinar, you can expect to learn:

  • The basics of 2D Vision Guided Robotics (VGR) : Centroid (X, Y), angle, grip offset.
  • Robot (world, tool, user frame, joint) and Vision coordinate systems.
  • Fixed mount and robot mount camera calibration.
  • Application development steps and key software components in 2D VGR solutions.


Human and Robot CollaborationBest Practices for Robotic Integrators

June 14, 2013 - Noon to 1 PM EDT
This webinar will describe new trends in how human beings and robots are working together both in industrial and service robotic sectors. Several case studies such as Robotnaut, Baxter and the PR2 shall be discussed. Their software structures, ease of use, and safety aspects will be explored. The use of robots, cobots and manual arms with enhanced new controls and sensors in factories will also be discussed.

From this webinar, you can expect to learn:

  • New trends in how human beings and robots are working together.
  • Examples of collaboration in industrial and service robotic sectors.
  • Case studies of new human robot collaboration solutions.
  • The use of robots, cobots and manual arms with enhanced sensors & controls.

 

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