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MTR1000 robot tender

Welcome to Bransom Tech Services of Lodi California
BTS is not just another great electrical contractor,
we design and build automation solutions using robots, too.

                      ITEMS NEEDED: CNC LATHE and a KAWASAKI ROBOT from BTS
The Kawasaki R-Series of Robots is our preferred choice to perform machine tending. These are the simplest and most reliable robots we have had experience with and can handle any application and simultaneous external functions related to machining services such as operating extra axes, conveyors and manipulators.

    •                        ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
      – The Kawasaki high performance CPU provides extremely accurate trajectory control, high-speed program execution as well as extremely fast loading and saving of files.
    •                        USER FRIENDLY OPERATION
      – The easy to use Kawasaki teach pendant now incorporates motor power and cycle start at your fingertips. Multiple information screens can be displayed simultaneously. The intuitive teaching interface is simple to use.
    •                        ABUNDANCE OF FEATURES
      – A large variety of unique features support a wide range of applications and industry automation. The extremely powerful Kawasaki AS Programming Language allows for sophisticated motion and sequence control.
    •                        EXPANDABLE
      – As many as 10 external axes can be added for a total of 16 axis controls from a single robot controller. Numerous communication field buses are available for controlling peripheral devices. The Kawasaki K-Logic sequencer software can be combined with user- customized interface panels on the teach pendant.
    •                        EASY MAINTENANCE
      – Modular components with limited cables allow for easy diagnostics and maintenance. On board self-diagnostics minimizes troubleshooting and reduces MTR (Machine Tending Robot) . Remote Diagnostics via the web server enables service support from anywhere in the world.

At Bransom Tech Services you always get:

Best Pricing
fast  turnaround
24×7 Service and Support
Continuous Improvement
45 Years of Experience

You can download our Machine Tending Robot Brochure here:   MTR1000UM_Eng.pdf

View it in action

The Kawasaki  robot:

The Kawasaki R-Series of Robots is our preferred choice to perform machine tending. These are the simplest and most reliable robots we have had experience with and can handle any application and simultaneous external functions related to machining services such as operating extra axes, conveyors and manipulators.

  • 12 inputs and 8 outputs on the robot arm
  • Built-in Software EthernetIP (up to 3 IP Addresses)
  • Configurable Dedicated Robot I/O Robot motion steps and status
  • Internal I/O (2048 standard)
  • Built in KLadder – Ladder logic programming for external devices.

Robot Options:

  • 32 discrete inputs and 32 discrete outputs with 1TW board
  • Field BUS option board (Profibus, DH, Rockwell protocols, etc.)
  • Cubic-S Collaborative Software option available on all robots
  • Soft Absorber Software
  • Conveyor Tracking Option Board

7th Axis board for traverse robot movement

ROBOT BASE PEDESTAL:

The custom pedestal is built with a 30 degree angle on the base. This allows the robot to avoid common singularities that occur when a robot is used for machine tending applications. Singularities occur because the robot must move in unusual geometric planes in order to machine tend properly.

The base of the robot can be made in a variety of ways depending on your application. However it is important to pick the right one to avoid the use of additional movement to safely reach inside of any CNC lathe. The space inside is limited and therefore movement must be limited. By using a 30 degree pedestal, we can operate inside the Okuma Lathe shown here with just 4 moves total.

END OF ARM TOOLING:

Dual 3-Jaw chuck Tooling. We can provide interchangeable fingers depending on the size of parts you want to use. We have handled parts up to 15 inches in diameter, including square and rectangular parts. There really is no limit to the size or weight of the part and we can design a tool that will handle the job. And Kawasaki makes a robot capable of the most complex applications.

 

ROBOT ARM I/O:

All R-Series Kawasaki Robots come with the ARM-I/O Harness to allow you to hookup your own custom End of Arm Tooling. You can communicate with this cable via EthernetIP or if you add the 1TW board option, you can use discrete I/O functions.

The 4th axis harness is pre-wired for 12 inputs and 8 outputs. You can also order the optional internal pneumatic solenoids that will fit inside the arm. These will use the ARM I/O Harness and up to 8 solenoids can be installed inside the arm of the robot. You will still have 12 inputs for your proximity and positional sensors.

ROBOT TO LATHE Coms:

CNC Lathes have a host of communication options. In this example we are using the EthernetIP to communicate with the Robot. The image to the right shows the signal numbering system of the Okuma Lathe. By using an Anybus-X adapter, we are able to map these inputs and outputs to our robot so we can operate on them directly. You will need an EDS file to set this part of the robot up properly.

BTS designs and builds automation solutions using robots
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