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I am looking for several spray booth integrators to design, build , and install a automated high volume spray booth. I need several integrators so I can get different opinions and quotes. I will be spraying Teflon on baking pans using a monorail system. Thank you David Bundy
I would be happy to provide you with a proposal and quote for your spray booth application. feel free to contact me. My company is called Design For Making. We specialize in robotic applications and would be happy to help. www.designformaking.com
Suppose the SCARA robot is used in automobile industry for automatic assembly operation. Under which type of automation it will come. Justify your answer with brief explanation. List the advantages and limitations of the type of automation explained.
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One of our customers is Looking for Robotic Drilling and Revitting of Aircraft wings . We would like to become a partner with the solution provider and offer to our customer . can you suggest some company . We are based in India.
Madhusudhan, Feel free to contact us! We offer complete robotic automation solutions and would love to discuss your application to see how we can be of assistance.
lr mate 200 ic. I'm trying to load a slug into a vise and push it up to a vise stop. How do I make it so that it doesn't overload?
HI steve, There is a system variable in FANUC robots that you can use a skip function to stop moving to a certain position when it senses a torque value. (when it touches the vice) Its quite simple. Feel free to call me at 208-589-4615 or email email@example.com
Hello everyone, I made an autonomous ping pong drone player prototype during my master research . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d_N0LZcuzk Now it is able to return some balls thrown at it 40% of the time, in simulation it achieves 80%. Do you think some people will be interested in that kind of product to buy to play ping pong against? Also, what kind of team it will take to develop it from a prototype into a product and how much time? Thanks for the feedback ! :)
Radu, I think that is a fun concept, but would need to be developed into a professional ping pong player. :) Depending on the robot and vision system this type of system can become very expensive where the price to manufacture would be too expensive for common users to purchase. It would depend on your market though I guess. I could see a theme park or something like that would be able to spend enough money on an autonomous ping pong playing game.
I am looking at setting up a University Level course in Robotics and applications for ME/EE and special bridge programs for Mechatronics. I know there are many Colleges that have these programs already but we will offer our own for a number of reasons. Much of the Robotics equipment I see is geared towards K-12 or is large Industrial gear. What equipment is available for the middle level? Can anyone recommend companies that focus on University level systems. I am looking to quote out some lab systems. Thank you.
Are you looking for robotic arms, or mobile robots, robotic controls etc. If you would like to contact me I can guide you to some good resources for all of them. I would say it depends on a lot on what type of curriculum you want. if you want a general overview of a lot of different types of robots or if you want a deep dive into just one aspect of robotics. You can contact me at 208-589-4615.
Hello! I need an expert advice. Is there a software for 3D modeling humanoid robots or exoskeletons? It's interesting for me, how professional engineers create something so detailed. I'm searching for a some software like Lego design, but for more professional tasks.
Typically we use a general CAD software like Solidworks and import our models into an external simulation software, ROS is a good place to start. Sadly its not a plug and play process since the dimensions and motors change per design. Its definitely doable though if your familiar with coding.
which one is the best robot arm to pick and place the paper sheets in printing industry?
yogi, I would recommend a delta robot or a scara robot like the ones in these links: https://www.fanucamerica.com/products/robots/series/scara https://www.fanucamerica.com/products/robots/series/m-1ia a lot will depend on how you are presenting the paper sheets to the robot and how the robot will grip the paper. Feel free to contact me. My company is called Design For Making. We specialize in robotic applications and would be happy to help. www.designformaking.com
In our facility we have a robot cell used to load/unload machining centers. We currently use a "disable movement" key switch along with interlocked gates to enter the robot cell. That process is usually done by the single worker responsible for the area. We feel that multi-person access is unsafe using the single person procedure. What are some ways to allow for safer multi-person access?
Area scanners within the cell to detect people inside is a good option, but expensive. I have also seen what they call a double touch reactivation. where there is a button inside of the cell that the operator uses immediately before exiting basically signifying that the cell is clear. then there is another button on the outside that the operator presses to tell the machinery to start up again. If you would like to call and discuss it more you can get a hold of me at 208-589-4615.
Trinidad Cocoa Plantations Ltd., is considering use of robots for the following: harvesting of Cocoa pods up to 3m high; opening of harvested cocoa pods; extraction of beans from opened pods. What machines can accomplish these tasks and what is average pricing? Joseph Sampson - Chief Executive Officer, Trinidad Cocoa Plantations Limited, Trinidad, West Indies.
We have done several applications like this dealing with identifying ripe fruit and picking it. please feel free to contact us for additional information and pricing. (208)-589-4615. firstname.lastname@example.org. Hablamos espanol tambien
I'm searching for a used robot distributor in North America, but having some difficulty finding sellers of models such as ABB and Kuka industrial manipulators. So far I have submitted a few Requests For Quotes, but these have mostly been responded to by European and Chinese sellers. Can you possibly tell me what avenue is recommended to receive quotes for industrial robots?
Jay, There are several used robot sellers, Most of the time it depends on the make and model of robot you are looking for. My company is Design For Making and we would be happy to provide you with industrial robot quotes. We typically lean towards Fanuc robotics, but can also get ABB and Kuka robots as well. Thanks,
Hello, Could anybody tell me the which market/industry makes up for most of Fanuc's business? I.e. which industry is responsible for most of its orders?
I would say that currently the food processing industry has stayed the most stable in the past few months due to coronavirus, and is a major contributor to Fanuc's business. My company Design For Making has mainly been involved in the food, packaging, automotive, palletizing areas and almost always use Fanuc.
How's the technology progressing in primary seafood processing?
Roland, Robotics in the food industry; specifically in the seafood industry has progressed a lot in the past 5-10 years. There are industry standards for robotics concerning cleanliness, quality, and safety that have been customized to food processing applications. vision systems have deep learning algorithms that can identify strange objects, to do sorting, cutting, quality checks, packaging etc. and grippers have been developed that can carefully handle slimy, soft, and delicate foods. Feel free to contact me. My company is called Design For Making. We specialize in robotic applications and would be happy to help. www.designformaking.com
I want to attach a xy plotter to my robotic arm . How do I assemble it to the end effector? PLease solve my query?
There are several ways that you can do this, but it would depend on the size of the xy plotter and which robotic arm you plan on using. If you could send me more details i would be happy to help you configure your end-effector. Feel free to contact me. My company is called Design For Making. We specialize in robotic applications and would be happy to help. www.designformaking.com
I need a robot that is coded in the subroutine for motion to be faster as I have a need for it : (F =m x a x a x a) I need to double our production output.
I would be happy to look into your application to see what potential improvements could be made to cycle time. I would need more information, such as what robot your using, code examples, end-effector design, etc.
Hello all. I am new here and not very well educated on the robot. We have a Fanuc 710iC50 with an R-30iA controller. I was wondering if it is possible for the operator to edit the program at the robot, on the pendant, and slow down the robot for 1 or 2 arm positions then return it back to full speed. We edit in several features now, coolant, spindle on/off, and dwells. Here is a screen shot of part of s program. Want to for example slow now moves 15 and 16. 1: UFRAME_NUM=1 ; 2: UTOOL_NUM=6 ; 3:J P 50% FINE ; 4:J P 50% FINE ; 5:J P 50% FINE ; 6:J P 50% FINE ; 7:J P 50% FINE ; 8: DO=ON ; 9: DO=ON ; 10: WAIT 5.00(sec) ; 11: R=R ; 12:L P 300mm/sec FINE ; 13: CALL DRILL ; 14:L P 300mm/sec FINE ; 15:J P 50% FINE ; 16:J P 50% FINE ; 17:L P 300mm/sec FINE ; 18: CALL DRILL ; 19:L P 300mm/sec FINE ; 20:J P 50% FINE ; 21:J P 50% FINE ; 22:L P 300mm/sec FINE ; 23: CALL DRILL ; Thanks, Jon
Yes it is quite easy to slow down individual moves of the robot. you can either change the speed percentage of the individual move, or you can change that speed percentage to a register internal to the robot and change the register to the speed you desire. There is also the option of programming in speed override steps into your program that controlls the override speed withing the program. If you would like some help feel free to contact me at 208-589-4615. Thanks,
Hi all. I'm a civil engineer starting a new job as a high school engineering design teacher. I'm looking for a robotics kit, or curriculum or... are raspberry pi's still a thing? Something easy for a high school class to get started on, but still allowing us to do some computer drawings and then build or machine some parts using the cool machines we have access to. I've got a pretty new STEM lab with machines like a CNC, welders (not yet sure which kinds), 3D printers, laser cutter and engraver. I have access to a wood workshop, an auto shop, and a machine shop. I see that some robotics kits seem to include virtually all the parts you need, which I imagine would remove the opportunity for the students to machine some of their own stuff. Do you have any suggestions as to something that is easy to get started on, but doesn't preclude creating some of the parts?
First Robotics is a great educational tool to get started with motor controls and sensors; while allowing the kids to get their hands dirty building things. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc
SRVO-062 error code. What does it mean and how do I fix it?
The srvo-062 error code is the pulse coder alarm. it means that the motor encoder has lost power and and needs to be reset. This can happen for a variety of reasons. It could be that the batteries in the base of the robot have died and need to be replaced, a cable has become disconnected or cut, etc. The error will also have a (grp XX axis XX) to specify which motor has lost the counts. If its all of the motors then the batteries have probably gone bad. if its just one motor then it might have another issue. the procedure for resetting the alarm varies a little depending on which model of controller you are using, and there are manuals and videos on how to reset the alarm but the basic steps for an r30ib controller is to go menu-0 for next-mastercal. then press f3 for res_pca for reset pulsecoder alarm. You should then master/calibrate it again. I can guide you through it if you want to contact me. 208-589-4615.
Im looking for smaller robot, i see the tx2-40 from staubli, i need to know if there some robot smaller in the market... communication by ethernet ip / profinet / ethercat .
There are several different brands of robots out there that have small robots like the staubli. My personal favorite is Fanuc. They have an extremely good robot, control software, support, spare parts, training, etc, and when comparing apples to apples they are very comparable in price. Let me know if you have any questions. If you are looking for a very small robot i would recommend the meca: https://www.mecademic.com/products/Meca500-small-robot-arm
I am working on safety for input conveyor where operator will feed parts and it will index one position at a time. Position where robot picks the part is inside the fence and I do have light curtain on loading side of conveyor at appropriate distance from robot (1.5 m) gripper but not so far from loading point (500mm). But there are some pinch point at loading side. So will operator process start button with combination of that light curtain would be considered safe enough? That operator run bar has process start confirmation, ESTOP and reset.
You might be able to use a two handed start opto. so the operator has to have both hand on the button to start the conveyor. You would just have to verify that the the pinch point opportunity is done by the time the operator can move his/her hands off of the start button.
What is the maximum clearance for a fixed robot fence panel and the floor?
180 mm is the standard. Feel free to contact me if you have a specific application in mind that you are developing. 208-589-4615
is there a RIA standard pertaining to when one can safely jog a robot?
Yes it depends on your situation. If you would like to call to discuss your specific application you can reach me at 208-589-4615
Fence Guarding: I just purchased a Fanuc M-710ic. I am getting ready to purchase some safety fencing to establish a perimeter around the robot. The fence height I am proposing is 2200 mm (86 inches) tall. What are the standards required for fence height? I would prefer to go shorter because this robot will be in a lab setting for development/training etc... Thanks
1400 mm. There are other options as well like light curtains or area scanners, or even pull chain cables like they use at the Fanuc america facility. It mostly depends on what The end user determines is safe for your application. Also, you might need the DCS option in the M-710ic robot to limit its travel inside the cage to follow the ANSI/RIA Standard since that robot is probably strong enough to knock over a typical safety cage wall. Feel free to contact me to discuss some ways we have setup safety systems.
FANUC - "Stop position prediction". Hello, can you tell me what this DCS option is used for? We have a supplier who uses this option on the robot in a fully cage scenario, no collaboration with any human. This option increases the footprint inside of the cell to allow the robot to run at full speed. We want this supplier to not use this option, but they feel it is needed for the safety and to prevent the robot from crashing through the fence in an abnormal situation. Any info on this feature would be greatly appreciated!
The stop position prediction helps so that if the robot path changes to go outside the parameters setup by the DCS then the robot will stop before it goes outside of the DCS zone. This is typically used to prevent the robot from going into unwanted areas ever. There is a lot of information about it in the manual. Feel free to call/email/text and i can show you the location in the manual. 208-589-4615. Thanks ,
Traditionally machine tending has been performed either manually or through some traditional PLC system. But, as I know, both these approaches have their limitations. Can machine tending be completely automated without any manual intervention? If so, is there some solution already available in market? Is there a need for such solution? What kind of demand can we project for such solution?
Jayavamsy, It is definately possible to create a fully automated machine tending cell, but like all automated equipment there comes a point when you have to consider the cost savings of the automation, such as automating the changing of the bits in the tool holders, as well as automatic tooling changes. etc. It just takes evaluating what makes sense for your application. Feel free to contact me if you have a specific application in mind. My company is called Design For Making. We specialize in robotic applications and would be happy to help. www.designformaking.com
Hello, could you please tell me if a standard or principles exist concerning the calibration and the transfer of points from robots?
Robot Calibration differs between robot brands, but they all should have a standard procedure for doing so. There are different ways of getting better accuracy when calibrating a robot. My company -Design for making typically use fanuc robots which have an ircalibration option that uses vision to calibrate the robots joints, which has proven to be very accurate and repeatable. Most companies will just use witness marks on the joints to get the robot close enough to its accurate configuration.
fanuc welding robot 100id. my 100% joint moves are slow how can I change this
Is you speed override slow as well, or is it at 100% as well?
I having a communication problem with the welder and Robot code is saying welding supply is turned off and it is on I reset it by powering it down but still same error code keeps coming up.
This would depend on the setup, but basically there should be a signal cable (perhaps ethernet, perhaps discrete i/o) from the welding power supply to the robot controller. I would check to make sure the cable is in good working condition and start troubleshooting from there. could be that the board that sends the welder power supply is on signal has become damaged, or something like that, but its typically the connections/cables that give the most trouble.
we are looking to add a automated spot weld center using turn table application requiring us to spot weld 3 brackets to housing 11 spot welds. my question is I received quotes for the centers one with Daihen/OTC/Nachi and another using Fanuc robots. I was told the Nachi would be better for the operation more speed and would be better overall for the application. can get any comments or recommendations on this .
My preference is Fanuc. Especially here in the USA. Great robot, Great support. added features, and ease of programming. speed would depend on the specific model you are comparing them to. In my experience Fanuc has been faster, but there definitely could be a nachi model faster than the fanuc that i haven't looked at. Contact us for more details or if you would like assistance. (208)-589-4615. email@example.com