Automation & Robotics

A high diversity of shapes, varying contours, undefined angles and soft, deformable masses can ­hardly be identified, gripped, moved or positioned with conventional automation technology. By using highly flexible and low-maintenance systems, we realize solutions which allow efficient and stable processes.

Our specialists analyse your products and requirements meticulously already in the offer phase. We consider required cycle times, quantities, output, internal and external logistics, processes, the regular operation of the system, and – even more importantly – what happens in case of a fault.

All that forms the basis for successful and efficient solutions in the long term.

Combined end-of-line test facility with fully automated palletizing

Unmanned linking systems based on flexible robot systems often miss a final supervision which had been realized by the operator before. Therefore, the integration of reliable testing technologies is the ­enabler for automating the process from the raw ­material ­pallet to the finished parts pallet.

High-speed robotics

The implementation of fast pick devices and ­SCARA robots allows up to 200 cycles per robot and minute. For clocked and synchronous handling and packaging systems, highly available, mostly cameraguided systems are used.

As a result of the flexibility gained, future-proof system concepts can be ­realized.

Linking systems

The linking of several machining facilities often requires not only robust conveyor technology and flexible handling technology, but also solutions for all the small work processes which had been carried out manually before. As a system supplier for turnkey systems, we integrate or deliver solutions for those processes if desired. Therefore, the line control and the connection to higher-level control systems are usually a part of the scope of delivery as well.

Bin-picking

The 3D-identification of all the work pieces in the carriers allows not only the determination of the grip points for the automatic removal, but also of the free paths for a collision-free movement.

Sensor systems of well-known manufacturers guarantee a future-proof solution, which can also be combined with all available robots.

HEITEC supplies turnkey solutions including conveyor and gripper technologies as single or multi robot systems.

  • Image processing 2D
  • Image processing 3D
  • Laser scanner

Human-robot collaboration

The possibility of a collaboration between humans and robots at a shared workplace without separating partition walls opens up new opportunities and concepts for the industry and production. The legal situation allows collaboration between humans and robots within specified limits.

In robotics, the term „collaboration“ (lat. con- = „with-“, laborare = „work“) is understood to mean a cooperation between humans and robots. This cooperation is limited to a precisely defined working area.

There are four different basic protection principles concerning the human-robot collaboration, which shall be described in the following:

1. Safety-oriented monitored standstill
The robot stops autonomously, when the worker enters the common working area and continues working after the worker has left the area.

2. Manual guidance
The robot movements are controlled (and taught) by the worker.

3. Speed and distance monitoring
The robot prevents a collision with the worker by monitoring the speed and the distance between the worker and the robot itself.

4. Limitation of performance and power
The contact force between the worker and the robot is technically reduced to an acceptable level.