Automation for safety and productivity

Personal spacing is one means to keep workers safe. But factory workspaces are often most efficiently configured with people working in close proximity. Separation cannot be achieved without reducing production capacity. But what if you could add robots and both provide spacing and increase productivity? In this conceptual arrangement of […]

Reliable assembly with contact sensing and force control

The Touch Robot’s adaptability is demonstrated by assembling heat-set threaded inserts in a plastic injection molding. The videos first show how an imprecisely positioned part is located and the insert bottomed out in the pilot hole by using contact detection. Then, the insert is heated, and with steady force, pressed […]

Abrasive cutoff added to tool list

For those times when it is better to surgically cut away material rather than grinding it to dust or turning it into chips, the Touch Robot can employ a cutoff wheel. This can allow more material to be reclaimed!

Tool rack for robot tool changer

Expanded tool changer with gripper

The number of stations in the tool changer has been increased to 5, increasing the range of work that the robot can perform. In addition, a gripper has been added to the menu of available tools. Now the robot can perform material handling, loading and unloading parts from its fixture!