Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 10 2016 - Page 51

Among numerous target applications IVS will offer vision-enabled versions of 150N but can be set to stop if it at IVS customers, the vision enabled of UR3, UR5, and UR10 model encounters a force as low as 50N, if UR-series ‘cobots’ will assist human robots from Universal Robots. The required. workers with inspection processes. UR3, in particular, is expected to IVS believes that, in the future, prove popular. This smaller table- inspection benches will include space top robot can be used to provide for an operator and a robot to work camera inspection on multiple sides in partnership as part of the quality of complex parts and components, control process. allowing precision automated Mr Yardley says that working with inspection. ‘cobots’ has the added advantage The compact UR3 weighs only 11kg, of working safely and effectively in but has a payload of 3kg, ±360° workspaces occupied by humans: rotation on all wrist joints and infinite “Collaborative robots are designed so rotation on the end joint. Importantly, that the robot and human can work the UR3 is built with the same proven together without barriers. By offering collaborative technology as the larger ready-to-run inspection solutions UR5 and UR10 robot arms. All three utilising robots and vision in tandem, robots feature the identical safety we are opening a new era for real- system and ±0.1mm repeatability. time machine vision inspection.” The UR3 has a default force sensing IVS is a member of the British Standards Institute, CE Marking Association and the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association. In addition, the company is an accredited member of the SafeContractor® scheme. For more information on IVS visit: FDPP - 51