Collaborative Robots

Precise Automation PreciseFlex 400

World’s First Collaborative SCARA Robot

The PF400 is the world’s first intrinsically safe four-axis SCARA robot. Unlike many other collaborative robots, that are intrinsically dangerous robots operating in a collaborative mode, the PF400 was specifically designed to limit all collision forces. It will not injure users or equipment even if it collides with them at full speed. This eliminates the need for expensive safety shields and permits the robot to operate safely side-by-side with personnel. Due to its revolutionary combination of safety, capabilities and performance, the PF400 is currently being employed in environments where automation could never go before: working on desktops of analytical labs, in mixed manufacturing assembly applications side by side with operators and in clinical diagnostic environments.

This low-cost, quiet OEM robot has its controller, harnesses and power supplies embedded within its structure to eliminate extra enclosures and simplify installation. This space saving design, together with a novel geometry, allows the PF400 to service many stations in an extremely small workcell. Combined with absolute encoder servo motors, which do not require any motion to home during start-up, and the collaborative aspects of the robot, which eliminate the need for barriers, the PF400 significantly reduces the size and cost of an automated cell. The lightweight PF400 can be carried by one person, mounted on a table and, by plugging in just an AC power cord and an Ethernet cable, is ready to operate.

In addition to implementing special algorithms that contribute to the collaborative nature of this robot, Precise’s Guidance Motion Controller (embedded in the robot’s structure) provides many advanced features such as: kinematics for Cartesian control; gravity balanced free mode teaching that allows the robot to be taught by manually leading the gripper; a vision interface for advanced sensing; absolute encoder servo motor control for quiet operation and motionless homing; and an embedded web server that permits the robot to be operated locally via a standard browser executed on a PC, a wireless tablet or remotely from anywhere in the world.

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Precise Automation PAVP6 6-Axis Robot

Collaborative 6-axis Tabletop Robot

The PAVP6 is a collaborative, tabletop six-axis articulated robot. The intrinsic collaborative capability of this robot permits it to be safely used next to people without requiring safety barriers, which are expensive, consume a great deal of bench/floor space, and obstruct access to equipment. Furthermore, all control electronics and power supplies are built into the robot's base creating an extremely compact structure that eliminates extra controller cabinets, external harnessing and complicated installations and integrations. This space saving design combined with the robot's collaborative aspects, low cost, reliable mechanism and excellent position repeatability make the PAVP6 an ideal choice for applications that require 6-axis capabilities and where size, safety and costs are critical.

The lightweight PAVP6 can be carried by one person, mounted on a table and, by plugging in just an AC power cord and an Ethernet cable, is ready to operate. The PAVP6 is an ideal choice for automation in a mixed manufacturing environment. Due to its collaborative design, small footprint, embedded controller and absolute encoder servo motors (which do not require any movement at start-up), it can be easily integrated into a previously manual process. Interacting side by side with human counterparts, it can improve both the cost and workflow of existing applications.

In addition to implementing special algorithms that contribute to the collaborative nature of this robot, Precise’s Guidance Motion Controller (which is embedded in the robot base) provides many advanced features such as: kinematics for Cartesian control; gravity balanced free mode teaching that allows the robot to be taught by manually leading the end effector; a vision interface for advanced sensing; absolute encoder servo motor control for quiet operation and motionless homing; and an embedded web server that permits the robot to be operated locally via a standard browser executed on a PC, a wireless tablet or remotely from anywhere in the world.

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