NO SUPERVISION REQUIRED
Imagine getting into work on Monday morning knowing that production had continued over the weekend. Your ER-FLEX mobile cobot completed its tasks as instructed – and even drove itself to the docking station to charge its battery.
Sounds like science fiction? It's not.
We help manufacturing companies of any size to automate repetitive tasks and increase production using intelligent robot solutions based on artificial intelligence and machine learning.
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SAVE SPACE AROUND YOUR ASSEMBLY LINE
Switching from manually scheduled milk runs to a more ‘on-demand’ Kanban system reduces the amount of inventory taking up precious space and getting in the way of workers.
The ER-FLEX mobile manipulator robot acquires information when materials are needed and takes the appropriate action, enabling you to run a lean inventory management system. This solution supports just-in-time production that requires on-demand materials delivery 24/7.
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IDEAL FOR HIGH-MIX, LOW-VOLUME
Combining the technologies of Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots , the ER-FLEX mobile cobot offers flexibility in high-mix, low-volume production by reducing in-house materials transport and handling by employees to support a lean production environment.
Delivering the right parts at the right time to the right place supports your assembly workers and reduces the hours they spend transporting materials to the production line. When done manually, this repetitive and strenuous work can interrupt production flow and expose your employees to risk of injury.
This is the type of application that our partners can do with the ER-FLEX collaborative mobile robot – a standard platform with integrated software ready for further development of smart applications.
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Potential ER-FLEX automated material handling applications include:
Internal warehouse logistics robot solutions
Fulfillment robot solutions
Automatic transportation and re-stocking of consumables and materials
On-demand Kanban service for C-Parts
Automated packing and labelling
INTELLIGENT QUALITY CONTROL ROBOT
Potential ER-FLEX quality control applications include:
Automated quality testing based on pre-defined manufacturing workflows
Manufacturing quality assurance robot solutions to detect and remove faulty or defective parts
AUTOMATED CNC MACHINE TENDING
ER-FLEX automated machine tending applications for Industry 4.0 manufacturing include:
Machine tending in a loop sequence (24/7-365)
Automated machine loading and unloading of materials and parts
Grinding, welding, milling and turning
Stamping, punching, trimming and forging
Injection and compression molding
AUTOMATED SAMPLE HANDLING
ER-FLEX automated sample handling and transportation applications for pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing include:
Automated dispensing robot solutions
Pipetting robot solutions
Liquid handling robot solutions
Mobile cobot solutions for varying temperature environments
ER-FLEX COLLABORATIVE ROBOT FOR AUTOMATED MACHINE TENDING
Robotic cells that are static or on wheels offer limited options for factories that want to automate a variety of intralogistics tasks, including machine tending.
Unlike robotic cell machine tending solutions, the autonomous ER-FLEX mobile collaborative robot can do more than load/unload materials and parts. It can:
collect materials from a designated area;
drive them to a machine where it processes them (such as deburring); and
deliver the semi-finished products to another workstation ready for the next stage of production.
All without the need for supervision.
This solution gives your workers the opportunity to use their valuable expertise on more complex tasks and increases your factory’s efficiency as it can run overnight in a loop sequence (24/7-365) for lights-out manufacturing.
The ER-FLEX integrated vision system for 2D object detection and template matching and automatic calibration to machine comes as standard.
For applications requiring 3D sensing capabilities, e.g., environments where items might not be in the exact same position every time, we recommend our 3D object detection and pose estimation package as an optional extra, which requires that we build a neural network (AI) with a Jetson on the robot.
Other options could include:
an automatic tool changer so that the ER-FLEX mobile cobot can change tools by itself as needed for each type of task; and
machine operation via OPC UA and wireless I/O modules so that the ER-FLEX can communicate with your machines.
The ER-FLEX mobile cobot runs on a web-based platform that you can access via your computer, tablet or smartphone.
The drag-and-drop interface is user-friendly and no robot experience is required; it’s as easy as scheduling an event in your calendar.