Collaborative Capacitor Inspection Utilizing the UR10e Robot and IFM 3D Profiler

For this Solara Automation lab demo we chose a bench mounted IFM OPD100 3D Profiler interacting with the Schunk EGH Collaborative Gripper installed on the UR10e Universal Robot. The application challenge was to establish a way to verify the capacitor type and the correct workpiece orientation for insertion into a fixture. The UR10e Universal Collaborative …

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Coping with COVID, a FIRST Robotics Story.

Over the past few months, COVID-19 has impacted just about every aspect of our daily lives. The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is no exception. First Robotics FRC is an international high school robotics competition. It was founded in 1989 by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen, with inspiration and assistance from physicist and MIT professor Woodie …

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Robotic Palletizing System

Scope: A leading manufacturer of builder products requested Solara to design, develop, and install an end-of-line robotic palletizing system for strapped bundles of nail plates. Part/Product: Zinc-plated steel nail plates bundled and strapped together in sets of 20 each. Nail plate sizes vary from 3”x4” all the way to 10”x16” for a total of 36 …

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Robotic Staking System

Application: Forming and Inspection System Industry:  Automotive Solara’s customer manufactures components of automotive drive axles.  The requirements for the station were to first inspect previous assembly step, to stake the part, and last to inspect the staking process. Solara engineered and built a single-robot cell.  After the previous assembly step, the operator loads parts into …

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Mold Load Unload Robot Cell

Application: Material Handling and Inspection System Industry:  Automotive Solara Automation’s customer is a bearing manufacturer. The automation requirement was to support the overmolding of three plastic parts.  The equipment needed to bulk feed substrates, load into mold press for 2nd stage process, unload finish parts from mold, inspect parts for defects, and package into totes. …

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Portaband Saw Blade Automation Robot Work Cell

Application: Material Handling, Welding, and Grinding Industry:  Tools Solara Automation’s customer manufactures portable bandsaw blades.  Solara’s engineers were challenged to build an automation cell that fed the raw material, formed the blade into a loop, weld the ends together, anneal seam, and grind the seam. Solara engineered and built a three-robot cell.  The blade material …

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Inspection and Tray Loading System

Application: Inspection and Packing System Industry:  Automotive Solara Automation’s customer produces sintered metal parts used in engines. The requirements for the automation system was to inspect three different assemblies for defects and proper dowel insertion depth.  Inspected parts needed to be packaged out on molded trays. Solara engineered and built an automated machine to inspect …

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Dowel Assembly and Inspection Systems

Application: Assembly and Inspection System Industry: Automotive Solara Automation’s customer produces sintered metal parts used in engines. The requirements for the automation was assemble dowels and pins into parts and inspect assemblies for defects and proper dowel insertion depth. Solara engineered and built two automated machines to assemble and inspect five different parts. A vision …

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