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Category: Material Handling

What is the current state of goods to robot piece picking? Our application would be to pick a variety of inner packs from a supply tub into a tote being shipped to our customers. I've seen a variety of companies showcasing delta robots at material handling shows. But is anyone actively using this technology to pick orders?

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Fanuc robot keeps traveling to far back on a axis an crashes

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Our Company is a third party logistics service provider which provides end-to-end warehouse and distribution processes that helps to optimize the supply chain and the other division of our company is into planning, investing, designing and construction of warehouses for Built to Suit and third party customers. In order to be more efficient and productive in warehouse operations, our company has decided to do a study on the profitability of Autonomous Mobile Robots vs. other automation systems. I am currently doing a feasibility assessment and cost benefit analysis of Autonomous Mobile Robots on how it would improve productivity and reduce non-value added activities. Our company is interested in investing in couple of robots to optimize the operations as well as it could pave way for new customers in the future. 1. What is that we have to take into account before deciding to implement robots in the warehouse? 2. What kind of infrastructure is necessary for the robots to traverse around the warehouse (in terms of warehouse design, hardware and software)? 3. How many staffs can a robot replace?

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I have involved in a direct mail processing business. I am looking for some automation solution for mail document extraction & sorting (remittance, cash, or check). Currently, this function is all manual.

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I am based in the UK and work with many vehicles. Can anyone help me price up, or find a robot type vehicle that can shift, move or lift cars while still being small in size? Our site is similar to a car park in a supermarket and the cars are locked or in gear so I would like something to either pull them, or lift and move them without damaging them. Thanks

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I need someone to reprogram a Staubli TX90 and a TX60 that work together in a cell. Is there anyone in, or near, Toronto that can help me with this?

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What are the best resources to learn more about end of arm tool (EOAT) design for automotive material handling applications? Topics that I am interested in: - Interface design of tooling to robot (Specific to robot manufacturer or standard COTS interface plates) - support structure or frame (weldment vs. modular aluminum extrusion) - linear actuator selection criteria (pneumatic vs. electric) - location features on tooling (NAAMS pins, v-blocks, net pads, machined plastic) - non-marring materials for clamping interface to painted parts (UHMWPE, delrin, others?) - vision systems (correction/best fit systems such as robeye, Fanuc IRvision, 3D vision system) Also interested in end of arm tooling component suppliers, turnkey EOAT design Thanks

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We are an agrochemical company, with many sizes for finished products (1.0 liters, 5 L, 10L, 20L). We are looking in the market of automation for packaging lines. A basic question I have is, which is the best solution, cartesian or Anthropomorphic robot?

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Are there any robotics designed for use in explosive atmospheres?

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Hello, We have purchased a robotic arm to assist in placing circuit board components. One of the most difficult tasks we are having is deciding on how the components should be presented to the robot arm. We have approximately 100+ different components that can be placed, not all at once of course. Has anyone ran into this dilemma before or has some advise as to how we should approach this? Thank you, Larisa

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Our company is thinking of transferring several robots from Europe to the USA. The robots are European standard. Will these robots meet the Robot Industrial Association specification?

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I'm working on an indoor aquaculture project about to go commercial. I would like to integrate mobile robotics and am looking for the appropriate systems. The business is an indoor oyster growing facility where the robots would select, transport, dump, and replace baskets of oysters. The baskets are located in growing tanks. The robots would not become submerged, but probably would have to deal with drips and wet floors. They will work in the dark, use bar code or rfid tags and navigate either autonomously or follow flow lines on the floor. The baskets will be about the size of large milk crates and ideally be transported several at a time. Can anyone help with suggestions as to which companies to contact?

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What is the maximum penetration depth of the needle grippers? Can they be changed?

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Simple question referring to 5.6.3.4.3- There is a statement at the bottom of this stating that a sufficient number of readily identifiable and easily accessible e-stops shall be located within the safeguarded space. It's not clear to me, based on the other information provided above this in 5.6.3.4.3, if this is required in every circumstance or as an alternative to, for example, the ability to lock a gate in the open position.

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I need an integrator for a small job in Houston. Is there a directory of integrators known to be competent in the Houston area?

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I am looking for a robotic system to assist with handling ceramic molds and castings that weigh at least 60 pounds. We have had several lumbar strains from lifting these molds because they are handled at least 10 times each by the employee. The molds are fragile. We do have robotics in the facility to dip the molds in the ceramics. Do you have any recommendations?

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Hi, I'm using a vacuum pump with a fitting of OD 51mm, ID 46mm. I need to find a way of connecting this to an end-of-arm tool with a socket of ID 12mm. Are there any adapters available that will let me step down the diameter of the hosing I use from the vacuum pump to the tool? Thanks in advance.

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I am looking for the manufacturer of an end-of-arm vacuum gripper tool. The tool has 4 rows of 7 black rubber cups and the main body of the tool is blue, a simple rectangular design. It is not Coval or Schmalz. Does anyone know what the provider of this tool might be? Thanks in advance, Evin

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We need a robot for semiconductor wet bench processing.

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We are looking for information on a vision guided Scara robot that will pick up small pieces of metal (.016" x .142" x .0015") and place them into a 2" x 2" tray. Each tray has approximately 315 recessed areas for each piece of metal. Metal parts are randomly placed on surface for pick up by the robot. Camera will guide robot, and allow robot to orientate the metal piece for correct placement into each recess of the tray. Thanks

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