Today, solutions for unstructured picking and placing of parts into machines are solely focused on the vision aspect, often requiring additional programming to bridge the gap from “pick” to “place” – especially if the “place” is not just dropping into a box but accurately inserting parts into fixtures for further processing.
The UR ActiNav changes all that, combining real-time autonomous motion control, Universal Robots cobots, vision and sensor systems in one seamless Application Kit that solves the random bin picking challenge in machine tending applications. To help manufacturers integrate UR ActiNav into machining cells, UR has vetted and selected a limited group of systems integrators across the U.S. to deploy the next-generation machine loading solution.
“Our selection process focused on integrators with expertise in both vision and robotics, delivering superior value, and on time/on budget projects for customers,” says Bryan Bird, Regional Sales Director for Universal Robots’ North America division.
Integro has been provisioned with in-house demo units, enabling them to quickly develop proofs of concepts for customers in their region. “Integrating UR ActiNav into a machining cell is where the expertise of the right systems integrator really shines,” says Bird. “Our integrators will be able to quickly handle all peripheral requirements such as integration with safety sensors, machine interfaces, end-of-arm tooling and other components that all need to work together.”
“We are excited by the UR ActiNav solution for new and existing end users, functional capability the software delivers, and the new potential applications that previously could not meet ROI thresholds,” said Shawn Campion, President of Integro Technologies. “ The UR ActiNav package coupled with Integro’s Vision and Robotic integration capabilities will allow us to quickly address manufacturers’ short and long term labor needs with flexible collaborate robotic solutions.”
About Universal Robots
Universal Robots (UR) was founded in 2005 to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible collaborative robots (cobots) that are safe to work with. Since the first cobot was launched in 2008, the company has experienced considerable growth with the user-friendly cobot now sold worldwide. The company, which is a part of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and has regional offices in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, UK, Czech Republic, P
oland, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Turkey, China, India, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. In 2020, Universal Robots had a revenue of USD 219 million. www.universal-robots.com
About Integro Technologies
Integro Technologies is an industry leader in machine vision inspection. Having been named Control Engineering’s System Integrator of the Year, Integro prides itself on being the largest machine vision integration only company in North America. Integro focuses on machine vision and logistics solutions utilizing deep learning, hyperspectral imaging, robotics, AI, and more. Integro’s stellar team provides consulting, training, service, design, development, and more. Integro is a trusted source for industries including pharmaceutical, medical, automotive, aerospace, consumer products, packaging, and more.