We provide long term service and support also for aged robot systems. For this purpose we maintain our own stock of difficult to obtain spare parts for Adept Multibus and VMEBus systems. Moreover, we sell thoroughly overhauled Adept and Staubli robots, which can be used as an 1:1 replacement at existing facilities. This helps to keep maintenance downtime to a minimum.
You need non-destrucive inspection on a component which is shaped more complicated than a planar plate? Consequently a conventional laboratory scanner is not suitable?
Simple and low-cost systems for inspection, testing or other tasks, which require synchronous positioning on both sides of the component, can be realised with industrial robots and yoke-shaped tools. Together with our partner AT GmbH we offer highly optimised CFK-Yokes in lightweight design or also the complete robotic system. In recent years we automised a series of production tasks, where a system with two synchronised robots would not have been economical.
Typical parts for aircraft or spacecraft structures can be more than 20 meters long and require very large non destructive inspection systems. Most of these parts are not flat, but curved or complex-shaped due to aerodynamic requirements. Nevertheless, thorough quality assurance is crucial, because in space flight any small defect can cause a disastrous mission failure.
The companies Robo-Technology and Dr. Hillger present a family of fully automated ultrasonic inspection systems using synchronized robotic manipulators. This allows inspection of large and complex geometries using air-coupled through-transmission technique. The result is a so-called C image of the inner structure, revealing any defects of carbon fiber / honeycomb sandwich parts like delamination, foreign objects or insufficient bonding of the layers to the core material.
Our systems create C-scan images fully automatically at scan speeds of up to 1 m/s, reducing scan times to less than 20 minutes per square meter. Distance sensors next to the scan head alter the trajectories in real time to ensure reproduceable results even if the specimen deflects under gravity. Similarly, collision detection sensors minimize damage by stopping the robots in the fastest possible way. The same technology can also be used for smaller robotic scanners, enabling the inspection of curved parts in a lab or production environment on a very small footprint.
Due to many requests of our customers we developed our own highly optimized OPC-server for connection to adept controllers from V+ version 12.0 onwards.
Our server is optimized for high speed with minimal CPU usage and is the fastest available OPC-server for adept. RoboOPC is significantly faster than ACE OPC and is the most efficient way to exchange a very large number of variables using OPC.
Using the AS-Interface from Robo-Technology you can easily connect a large number of binary sensors with just two wires, carrying data and power over a distance of up to 100m. In traditional wiring, every single sensor or actuator is wired directly to the controller. This becomes increasingly difficult when there is not enough room for the individual cables, e.g. on a robot end-effector. Our AS-Interface system requires only four wires to communicate with up to 124 sensors and 124 actuators. The AS-Interface bus can be accessed from a large variety of other existing field busses by means of readily available coupling modules.