This XYZ Robotic System is a fully
assembled system ideal for a variety of applications including adhesive
placement, lab pipetting, test tube sorting, vial fluid management, parts
sorting, packaging, labeling applications and just about any application that
may benefit from automation.
The system is capable of placing payloads
such as vacuum pickups, grippers, pipettes and plastic syringes to
sub-millimeter accuracy anywhere within its travel zone defined below.
Easy To Use, No Programming
This system is so easy to use, you
do not have to be a software developer or engineer to use it. All you need to do is set
it on your desk, lab/work bench or factory floor, plug in a power supply,
hook it up to your serial or USB port, start the small application we
provide and start moving the unit with your computer mouse. You can be teaching
it to make all kinds of discrete moves in a matter of a few minutes. Later, as
you become experienced with its basic operation you can teach it more complex
Many Ways To Control Robot
There are many ways to control this
robotic system. You can use the applications we provide to get up and
running within minutes, no programming language skills required.You can also use Windows Hyperterminal* and
send the unit simple text strings, once again no programming language skills
If you wish, you can also write your
own application specific program; the system in its basic configuration can
easily be programmed in most standard programming languages such as C, C++,
Visual Basic,JAVA, Labview by sending simple text strings to the
controller. We provide examples.
And lastly, you can use one of our application
specific programs for an additional charge or we can custom develop a software
program for your application.
Developing Your Own Software
When using your own software or
HyperTerminal you can use simple text strings to easily and quickly move the
payload, such as a gripper or any device mentioned above,located at the end of the z-stage in any
pattern, such as a grid, curved paths, or discrete pick and place points on the
bench top. This system can be programmed to move in any random order by your development
team from one point or object to another
anywhere within a grid or to any other grid at any time.
For example, a text string such as 1A1000 will move the unit to an absolute position of 1000 steps from the
origin (home) position on the X axis. Likewise, 2A1000 will move the unit of 1000
steps from the origin (home) position of the Y axis. Depending on the final
pitch of the screw drive required for your application, this would be
approximately one inch or 25.4 millimeters. Of course, if you use our stand
alone application you do not have to do any of this.
You can then set this system to run in
automatic mode or stay in manual mode. In automatic mode you can set it to run
once each time it is triggered by a triggering event such as a mouse click,
external switch/push button, another device,program and/or at power up. It can also be programmed to run
continuously or a set number of times, until an event occurs, such as end of
sequence, out of objects to move, etc. You can also hook it up to a vision
system or machine inspection system.
Interfacing to Your Computer
The system is controlled via a
Windows XP/Vista compatible computer using any of the above mentioned software
applications and a USB port, RS485 port or an RS232 serial port by sending
simple text string commands to the robotic controller.
No Computer Required
This system is also capable of
running without a PC once the robotic controller has been preprogrammed. This program
can then be activated with a trigger switch, limit switch, virtually anyother push
button or at power up.
I/O Sensing & Controlling Other
This unit includes plenty of I/O to
sense and control relays, vales, small actuators, etc. Once again, all of these
I/O points can be controlled by the applications mentioned above.
Call us if you want us to integrate, design or mount any devices to the unit including syringes, pipettes, tubing, electronic dispensing equipment, Machine Vision, PC, serial port, power supply, mounting rods, and base plate.
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