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Collaborative Robotics

FAST Technologies are a distributor and certified systems integrator for Universal Robots’ collaborative robotic arms that are easily integrated into existing production environments. With six articulation points, and a wide scope of flexibility, the robotic arms are designed to mimic the range of motion of a human arm.

Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of advanced robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. Finally, robotic automation is affordable for small and medium sized enterprises.

 

COLLABORATIVE ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS

Automate virtually anything with a collaborative robot arm from Universal Robots. From gluing and mounting to pick and place, and packaging, a robotic arm can streamline and optimise processes across your production operation.

Pick and place by collaborative robot arms

Add value to your production by automating repetitive pick and place tasks with a pick and place robot from UR

Increase accuracy and reduce shrinkage by placing a pick and place robot in your fulfilment centre to handle pick and place tasks. The UR robot can run most pick and place applications autonomously, allowing your business to handle inventory even when employees have gone home.

The intuitive, easy to programme interface makes the UR robot arms perfect for small-volume productions. A collaborative robot arm used in eg. repetitive pick and place tasks, offers advantages in productivity and flexibility – letting you free up your work force for more important tasks.

 

  • Most pick and place applications can be run autonomously by the UR robot arm, making it a perfect pick and place robot.
  • Increase productivity and flexibility with Universal Robots’ pick and place robots. It requires superhuman abilities to repeat the same movement over and over again for many hours with exactly the same precision. That’s why the UR robot’s repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm (.004 in) is perfect for automating quick-precision handling.
  • Because of their small size and lightweight robot design, Universal Robots’ pick and place robots can be easily deployed in applications in tight space conditions.
  • Easy programming and a short average set-up time make Universal Robots’ robot arms perfect ideal even for small-volume productions, where rearranging large-scale facilities wouldn’t be lucrative.
  • Moving the pick and place robot to new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
  • All Universal Robots’ robot arms are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.

Injection moulding by collaborative robot arms

Rapid and accurate handling of injection moulds for prototyping and short-run manufacturing

Relieve injection-moulding machinery operators from physically demanding, repetitive work and eliminate the risk of injuries. UR industrial robots can be used across all areas of plastic and polymer production, including injection moulding applications. They are able to run most applications autonomously, allowing your business to handle moulding even when employees have gone home.

For added connectivity and flexibility, Euromap 67 (including the cable connection to the injection-moulding machine) is an available option for all UR robots. With Euromap 67 you get user-friendly templates ensuring easy & fast programming as well as communication signals between the robot arm and injection-moulding machine.

 

  • Taking a robot out of its safety cage allows unmatched automation flexibility. If the robots come into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. The robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.
  • It requires superhuman abilities to dose exactly the same quantity of a fluid constantly. However, the UR3 can maintain consistent pressure at all times. By deploying the robot, you can ensure uniform quality, reduce production costs and optimize your operation.
  • Easy programming and a short average set-up time make Universal Robots’ robot arms ideal even for small-volume productions, where rearranging large-scale facilities wouldn’t be lucrative.
  • Moving the injection moulding robot to new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
  • All Universal Robots’ robot arms are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive

CNC robotics

Automate your CNC machine tending with a robot arm from Universal Robots

Improve speed while reducing the risk of injury associated with working in close proximity to heavy machinery. If the CNC robotic arm comes into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. UR robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.

Universal Robots provides a future-proof platform for small businesses looking to optimize productions. If your work flow changes, the UR robot can be deployed quickly and easily in new constellations due to its small size and lightweight design.

Intuitive software allows even the most inexperienced user to quickly grasp the basics of programming and set waypoints by simply moving the robot into position.

 

  • The UR robot can be used in most CNC applications. The space-saving CNC robot can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines and peripheral systems such as vision guidance.
  • The deployment of the CNC robotic arm in new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
  • Relieve workers from ergonomically unfavorable, repetitive work. With robot arms from Universal Robots you can free up your work force in order to do more important, less dangerous tasks.
  • Lower your operating costs. Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of advanced CNC robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. The average payback period of 195 days is the fastest in the robot industry.
  • Improve speed and precision as well as reliability and quality. Minimum rated life for UR robots is 35,000 hours running with full payload and maximum speed. Replacing a joint can be done in less than one hour. CNC robot arms can withstand significant environmental impact and changes in temperature.
  • All Universal Robots are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.

Packaging and palletizing by collaborative robot arms

Ensure that your deliveries are always correctly counted and packed to the strictest standards

Streamline your packaging and palletizing operation to be simpler, faster and more efficient. Relieve workers from repetitive work and heavy lifting by automating your packaging and palletizing with lightweight collaborative robot arms. It also lets you combat the rising costs of new product packaging and shortened product life cycles.

The intuitive, easy to programme interface makes the UR robot arm perfect for small-volume productions as well as highly repetitive tasks. It allows you to reprogram and redeploy it as needed across your operations. If your work flow changes, the packaging or palletizing robotic arm can be deployed quickly and easily in new constellations due to its small size and lightweight design.

 

  • The UR robot can be used in most packaging and palletizing applications. The space-saving robot can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines.
  • Relieve workers from ergonomically unfavorable, repetitive work. With robot arms from Universal Robots you can free up your work force in order to do more important tasks.
  • Lower your operation costs. Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. The average  payback period of 195 days is the fastest in the robot industry.
  • During busy seasons, UR robots can operate 24/7, delivering non-stop productivity to your business. They can be deployed and re-programmed as needed across tasks and applications as often as required.
  • All collaborative robots from Universal Robots are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environment.

Quality inspection with a camera and a robot arm

Increase your consistency and maintain high levels of product quality with an inspection camera

If precision and consistency are the keys to your project’s success, then a robot may be the answer. A robot will consistently and repeatedly follow exact processes and pre-defined workflows with miniscule deviation, providing optimum conditions for study or analysis.

Ensure consistency and predictable quality. It requires superhuman abilities to repeat the same movement over and over again for many hours with exactly the same precision. That’s why the repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm (.004 in) of the UR robot arm is perfect for automating quick-precision handling.

A robot arm with a vision camera can also be used for non-destructive testing and 3D measurements, further guaranteeing the quality of your products. It can objectively identify and pinpoint defective or faulty parts before they are packed or shipped.

 

  • Because of their small size and lightweight robot design, Universal Robots’ robots can be easily deployed in tight space conditions.
  • Relieve workers of repetitive work tasks with even increased objectiveness in your quality inspection processes.
  • Lower your operating costs. Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of advanced robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. The average payback period of 195 days is the fastest in the robot industry.
  • Moving the quality inspection robot to new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
  • All Universal Robots’ robot arms are certified IP-54. They will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environment.

Assembly line robotics with a collaborative robot arm

A collaborative robot arm from Universal Robots can reduce assembly times, increase production speed and improve quality

Improve speed and process quality while reducing the risk of injury associated with working in close proximity to heavy machinery. With the right adaptor mechanisms UR collaborative robot arms can handle assembly of plastics, woods, metals or other materials. If the assembly robot comes into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. UR robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.

Universal Robots provides a future-proof platform for small businesses looking to optimize productions. If your work flow changes, the assembly robotic arm can be deployed quickly and easily in new constellations due to its small size and lightweight design.

Intuitive software allows even the most inexperienced user to quickly grasp the basics of programming and set waypoints by simply moving the robot into position.

  • Expand production capabilities with increase quality, consistency and production speed. The deployment of the robotic arm in new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
  • Lower your operation costs. Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of advanced robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. The average payback period of 195 days is the fastest in the robot industry.
  • Now you can replace human operators in dirty, dangerous, and dull jobs to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injuries. Most of the thousands of UR robots worldwide operate with no safety guarding (after risk assessment), right beside human operators.
  • The UR robot can be used in most assembly applications. While being space-saving, it can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines. Robot extensions can be customized to the manufacturing requirements.

Polishing by collaborative robot arms

Applying the right force in polishing and buffing applications with collaborative robot arms

Ensure consistent polishing and buffing using a Universal Robot with built-in force mode – even on curved and uneven surfaces

Polishing, buffering and even sanding tasks require a very specific, often very delicate touch. A Universal Robot with force control as part of its programming structure allows for this, and offers a flexible solution that will automatically adjust position in order to achieve the desired force.

A robot that can apply a specific force to its environment itself, for example a workpiece, is a valuable capability, which can be provided as an additional technology by other manufacturers. However, with Universal Robots, it comes as standard.

 

  • Apply certain torque around predefined axes
  • Ensures consistency and predictable quality
  • Relieve workers from ergonomically unfavorable and strenuous tasks
  • Sand and polish even curved and uneven surfaces with adjustable force mode

Collaborative Robots For Machine Tending

Our robotic arms can be used to for many applications, one of these is machine tending.

Machine tending can be repetitive and uneventful. A collaborative robot can be used to tend machines and relieve employees of repetitive work – freeing their time to be used to add value to your business. With UR’s fast and flexible deployment, you are able to quickly adapt production lines to new products. Add value to your business with the collaborative robot arm that pays for itself.

Improve speed and process quality while reducing the risk of injury associated with working in close proximity to heavy machinery. If the machine tending robot comes into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. UR robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.

 

  • The UR robot can be used to run most machine tending applications automatically. The space-saving robot can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines. It is the perfect choice for small-volume productions or changing workflows and operational set-ups. Robot extensions can be customized to the manufacturing requirements.
  • Now you can replace human operators in dirty, dangerous and dull jobs to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injuries.  Most of the UR robots worldwide operate with no safety guarding (after risk assessment), right beside human operators.
  • Expand production capabilities with increase quality, consistency and production speed. The deployment of the robotic arm in new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.

Screw driving and tightening done with precision by robot arms

Add precision and consistency to your screw driving and tightening applications

If precision and consistency are the keys to your project’s success, then a robot may be the answer. Increase the quality and consistency of your products by reducing the risk of over tightening and always having the correct tension, no matter the project. A robot will consistently and repeatedly follow exact processes and pre-defined workflows with miniscule deviation.

It requires superhuman abilities to repeat the same movement over and over again for many hours with exactly the same precision and speed. That’s why the repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm (.004 in) of UR robot arms is perfect for automating quick-precision handling.

For screw-specific applications, the end joint on the UR3 offers infinite rotation. Combined with the unique force control allows it to be placed directly into a screwing application without the need for a costly torque-controlled screw driving tool.

 

  • The UR robot can be used to run most screw driving applications automatically. The space-saving robot can also be reprogrammed quickly and used with different machines, making it the perfect choice for small-volume productions or changing workflows and operational set-ups.
  • Relieve workers from ergonomically unfavorable, repetitive work and reduce the risk of injuries. With robot arms from Universal Robots you can free up your work force in order to do more important tasks.
  • Taking a robot out of its safety cage allows unmatched automation flexibility. If the robots come into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. The robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.
  • Easy programming and a short average set-up time make Universal Robots’ robot arms ideal even for small-volume productions, where rearranging large-scale facilities wouldn’t be lucrative.

Collaborative robot arms working at lab analysis and testing areas

Automate demanding research projects in laboratories requiring flexibility, efficient use of space and seamless integration of lab peripherals

Customize your system to deliver ultimate flexibility while providing 24/7 operation for time sensitive testing and analysis. If precision and consistency are the keys to your project’s success, then a robot may be the answer. A robot will consistently and repeatedly follow exact processes and pre-defined workflows with miniscule deviation, providing optimum conditions for study or analysis.

Ensure consistency and predictable quality. It requires superhuman abilities to repeat the same movement over and over again for many hours with exactly the same precision. That’s why the repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm (.004 in) of UR robot arms is perfect for automating quick-precision handling.

 

  • Because of their small size and lightweight robot design, Universal Robots’ analysis and testing robots can be easily deployed in applications in tight space conditions.
  • Relieve workers from repetitive work with even increased objectiveness in your analysis and testing processes.
  • Lower your operation costs. Universal Robots gives you all the advantages of advanced robotic automation, with none of the traditional added costs associated with robot programming, set-up, and dedicated, shielded work cells. The average payback period of 195 days is the fastest in the robot industry.
  • Moving the analysis and testing robot to new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.

Gluing, dispensing and welding with collaborative robot arms

Reduce waste and increase accuracy by using a Universal Robot for gluing, dispensing and welding tasks

A collaborative robot can add flexibility, efficiency and freedom to your gluing, dispensing and welding processes. Move the robot to the areas where you need application support. When the task is finished you can repurpose and redeploy to other areas in your production.

Improve workplace safety by allowing a robot to handle dangerous tasks. If the assembly robot comes into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. UR robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.

 

  • Easy programming and a short average set-up time make Universal Robots’ robot arms ideal even for small-volume productions, where rearranging large-scale facilities wouldn’t be lucrative.
  • Moving the robot to new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.
  • Universal Robots robot arms are IP-54 certified and need additional protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.

Gluing

  • Applicable in many industries from sinks and windows to machine and automobile parts. The robot will help you to reduce your cycle time and improve the quality of your products.
  • It requires superhuman abilities to dose exactly the same quantity of glue constantly. However, UR3 can maintain consistent pressure at all times. Ensure consistent quality, reduce production costs and optimize your operation.

Welding

  • Numerous types of welding are possible with the UR robot, such as TIG, MIG, Spot, Arc, Ultrasound and Plasma. Reduced production downtime and less wasted material belong to the many advantages of deploying a collaborative robot arm.

PARTNERS – ACCESSORIES & SOLUTIONS

FAST are distributors and partners with the following companies, together we offer solutions that make integrating your collaborative solution faster, and more reliable at the right cost!

OnRobot RG2 Gripper

The RG2 is an electrical collaborative gripper that can handle a variation of different object sizes. Typically for pick and place applications. The gripping force as well as the gripping width can be preset to custom requirements.

 

For more info visit: http://www.onrobot.dk/

The ProFeeder robot cell from EasyRobotics 

The modular robot cell can be built up in three stages, in line with your needs to increase automation in the production process.

Stage 1 ProFeeder Light increases efficiency and flexibility in production and makes it possible – unmanned, to run a small series production for example on urgent orders or additional orders.

The solution can be expanded to stage 2, ProFeeder, which increases efficiency in order to run small and medium series production in an automated two-shift operation on a CNC or milling machine. The ProFeeder Light and ProFeeder solutions are mobile, compact and easy to move around between machines with a pallet truck.

Stage 3, ProFeeder Multi is the stationary solution used in fully automated 4-shift operations and in the production of a large series.

ProFeeder is compatible with  robots from: ABB Robotics, Fanuc, KUKA Robotics,  Motoman and Universal Robots, and tested with, among others, the gripper from OnRobot.

For more information visit: http://www.easyrobotics.biz/

The OptoForce Six Axis Force/Torque Sensor

  • Wide measurement range
  • Highly overloadable
  • Designed specifically for ISO standard robots
  • Can determine the gravitational center of the impact on the main surface
  • The deformation of the sensor can be mechanically limited
  • Easy to install
  • Comes with Ethernet and EtherCAT as standard interfaces
  • Digital output
  • Integrated electronics

 

For more information visit: http://optoforce.com/

Collaborative Welding Solutions – CoWelder

CoWelder™ is the smallest and smartest automated welding solution on the market. It is ideal for welding simple workpieces, no matter the quantity and frequency. The solution consists of a Migatronic power source and a Universal Robots robot arm.

A CoWelder™ PACKAGE SOLUTION INCLUDES:
• Universal Robots robot arm (UR5)
• Self-balancing table mount, easy to move around to other workstations
• Migatronic power source (Omega² CoWelder 300 A)
• Start/stop safety box
• Full cable set
• Migatronic robot welding torch including torch holder

For more information visit: http://migatronic.com/

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