January 2018

Six-axis industrial robots at CEVA TECHNOLOGIES

Innovation at CEVA also involves investing in industrial robotics by introducing a new six-axis robotic arm; this solution with a wide range of actions offers our clients greater versatility and flexibility in the production of their plastics parts. This new high-performance tool opens the way to the faster production of plastics parts.

A new cutting-edge robotic solution for our clients!

This robot can handle loads of between 6 and 26 kg and so far has been used in conjunction with a 320-tonne bi-material press enabling it to unload, size and sort up to 10 different parts between two injections and within an optimised timeframe.

This arrangement has been designed to reduce operator time as far as possible, with the operator intervening once a system of light signals releases the parts.

To ensure the high level of reliability of this process, the robot carries out periodic systematic sampling of the parts, automatically without human intervention.

What are the main characteristics of a six-axis robotic arm?

A robot operating with six axes can reach any point in the workspace from any angle. This type of robot is therefore ideal for certain tasks such as:

• Transfer, manipulation, assembly, palletising, picking and placing, packaging, demoulding, loading, unloading, depalletising, finishing, extracting, etc.

A six-arm robot is able to:

• Grab a part from below, rotate it and replace it.
• Open a drawer, take an object and close the drawer.

There are two ways to control a six-axis robotic arm:

• By setting a precise angle for each axis.
• Also by setting a target for position (x,y,z) and rotation (x,y,z) relative to the origin of the coordinates.

In conclusion, this type of control offers unrivalled precision and a new solution for faster production.

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