Cimtec Automation Blog

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sick Safety Scanner for multiple field protection

For mobile applications like AGV's where field of view for safety must change based upon speed or direction or for fixed mount where field of view changes on the state of the machine's operation,  Sick's laser based safety scanners are a great fit.  The Sick safety line offers:
  • Easy Integration
  • Wide product options to fit budget and technical requirements
  • Long history of success in industrial applications.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Vision Guided Robotics

Cimtec partners with small parts assembly customer to increase throughput while increasing quality.   Cognex machine vision integrated with Denso 6-axis robotics.

Customer has hand assembled product since 1968 due in part to the very tight clearances of the components and the need to visually inspect these components prior to assembly.

Engineering proposed and justified an automated assembly machine producing a part every 12 seconds. Cimtec provided two Denso 6 axis robots and two Cognex Insight vision systems and associated training.  Customers in-house engineering team mounted, wired, and programmed the robots, vision systems, PLC, and HMI. CIMTEC provided the on-site start-up support and troubleshooting guidance. This collaborative effort resulted in the quickest commissioning of a system of this size and complexity in the customer’s history.

While there is no doubt that a skilled operator could assemble one part in much less than 12 seconds, the robots make up for this with their ability to continue to assemble 300 parts per hour even in the 8th continuous hour of a standard shift. Repeatability and 100% machine vision inspection also translate into quality parts.

Quantitative feedback from the vision system also means changes to upstream manufacturing process can be implemented much sooner, reducing scrap

Design. Engineering. Automation. Support. We're with you every step ofthe way

CIMTEC increases productivity through process efficiency improvements for a wide variety of industrial automation clients. In updating and implementing hundreds of successful automation projects over the last two decades, our design engineers and project managers have a proven track record of improving manufacturing processes and streamlining engineered production systems.

Our system design engineers work closely with you to understand your existing processes and your desired production goals. Applying our many years of automation engineering experience in implementing automation projects, we can recommend the factory automation products and engineering design approach that will best solve your application to meet your goals.

Under the direction of a Project Manager assigned to your automation solution, our team of automation engineers will bring together the mechanical, electrical and software engineering aspects of your control system. The goal of each engineered system is to deliver improvements in productivity, efficiency and quality that will allow your process and factory to operate at its greatest capacity.

Once the solution is operational in your factory, you can count on continued support for the life of your system. Whether you need help to troubleshoot the system, spare parts,parts repaired, or start-up assistance, we're with you every step of the way. You can count on CIMTEC's Automation Engineering services for the life of your automation system.

Share your engineering issues with our team of automation engineers:

Phone: 1-877-524-6832