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READY Robotics unifies cross-platform industrial robotic programming and control with the release of Forge at Automate 2019

READY Robotics Corporation

See how it’s intuitive to program and control industrial automation with READY Robotics’ Forge/OS and Forge/Ctrl debuting at Automate 2019 in booth #7571 April 7-11th

Columbus, OH / Chicago, IL – READY Robotics introduces the next level of automation at Automate 2019 in booth #7571.

READY Robotics is proud to announce the launch of the Forge suite of products unifying cross robotic platform programming and control at Automate 2019.  The Forge suite consists of a hardware controller (Forge/Ctrl) running robust software (Forge/OS), which together empowers anyone to intuitively control industrial and collaborative robots. Eliminate the drag on productivity caused by the complicated programming commonly found in industrial robots. The Forge suite of products utilizes one user interface across multiple robotic brands creating a programming experience so far beyond easy it feels intuitive with no previous robotic experience required.  

With a small installation footprint and an IP54 rating designed to withstand heavy industrial environments, Forge/Ctrl brings a plug’n’play experience to setting up your hardware. Easily plug in pneumatic peripherals, sensors, and all manner of grippers through standardized interfaces. Forge supports leading gripper brands like Piab, Schunk, and Robotiq, all of which can be seen installed across READY’s in-booth demonstrations.  Forge/Ctrl even makes it possible to control older machine tools without complicated electrical integration.

Forge/OS software allows users to quickly and intuitively create sophisticated programs via touchscreen while controlling everything hooked up to the Forge/Ctrl hardware. Including wide variety of peripherals, grippers, sensors and pneumatic devices without ever having previous robotic programming experience.  Field tested, customer approved and available now on FANUC, and Universal Robots with support for ABB, Denso, KUKA and Yaskawa coming soon.

To demonstrate the power of Forge, READY Robotics will showcase the Forge suite of products in booth #7571.  The 1500 sq. ft booth will consist of 11 robots and 8 live robotic demonstrations providing attendees with a hands-on programming experience of Forge-powered automation. Attendees will be able to use Forge to putt for a hole in one with a UR-10e cobot from Universal Robots or throw a strike while bowling with a CR-15iA cobot from FANUC. Those interested in more practical applications can use Forge to power a pick-and-place operation with a UR-3e or set up an assembly task with a Forge/Station running a UR-5.   Paired together attendees can use Forge to seamlessly switch between setting up palletizing with a CR-7iA from FANUC and a UR-5e from Universal Robots.

For applications needing industrial arms, READY will showcase the Forge suite of products on a FANUC M-710iC-50, FANUC M-20iA, a Yaskawa M12, and a Denso vs060. These real-world industrial applications include tapping with a FlexArm pneumatic tapping arm, as well as a sorting and inspection demonstration using sensors from Keyence, and a full-scale palletizing demonstration, all programmed in and controlled by Forge.

READY Robotics is proud to host a robotic system designed and built by Snap Resources a Motion Controls Robotics’ affiliated company utilizing Forge/OS and Forge/Ctrl called the SnapMate. The SnapMate features a FANUC CR-15iA cobot designed on a moveable stand with a fixturing tabletop suitable for a wide variety of automation tasks.  Out on the show floor see the READY Robotics Forge/Station on display in the Advantech Booth #9337 and a Forge-powered UR cobot at the Olympus Controls booth #8216.

About READY Robotics
The READY Robotics story began in Baltimore, Maryland. Created from cutting-edge robotics research at Johns Hopkins University, the focus of READY Robotics has always been about building accessible robotic solutions for manufacturers.  READY Robotics empowers manufacturers to be more competitive through our line of intuitive-to-use, easy to control industrial robotic software called Forge. The Forge suite of products requires minimum installation effort. no robotic or programming experience necessary.  Headquartered in Columbus, OH, READY Robotics is comprised of over 50 employees and is a rapidly growing part of the Drive Capital portfolio of companies.  Take Control of your robotic systems with the Forge suite of productshttps://ready-robotics.com/take-control/

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