Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. is the supplier to approach for automation innovations by Universal Robots (UR) – like ActiNav. This device blends intelligent vision, real-time autonomous motion control, and UR cobot technology to deliver the core of a machine loading system. Businesses can use ActiNav for simple bin-picking applications or complex machine-tending tasks, and it rewards users with precise, consistent, intuitive, and agile performance. Picking and placing parts with no collision or need to stop, ActiNav boosts productivity and machine up-time.
Addressing three major challenges
A game-changing solution, ActiNav has a pre-integrated system with advanced vision and motion control, and it addresses three major challenges – working with different items, achieving consistency, and precision. With extremely high-resolution sensor technology, this UR robot processes up to 3.2 million three-dimensional points in each scan, allowing it to work with complex parts and various bin sizes.
ActiNav has an autonomous motion module that plans every part’s path, saving worker time and effort. This module delivers vision processing, collision-free motion planning, and real-time robot control all at once, selecting a robot pose that makes sure items are placed similarly into the same fixture – not pick-and-drop, but accurate pick-and-place. The advanced sensor technology has high tolerance to various lighting conditions and detects parts regardless of whether their surfaces are black, shiny, or reflective. Combined with high-accuracy, computer-based matching algorithms, this advanced scanning benefits users with accuracy and constancy.
With this unique machine loading solution from Advanced Motion & Controls, users do not have to program every step of the process or rely on pre-programmed waypoints. This technology adjusts to keep production on track; one merely teaches the system what to do, and it will devise the best way. It takes only two hours or less to program ActiNav, with no need to define the robot’s path in and out of the bin; the device computes the quickest, most efficient path on its own.
Designed to fit any workspace and able to run unattended, ActiNav is the next generation of machine loading, bin picking, and more.
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