Engineered Vision has announced the release of the Flex-Bot. The Flex-Bot provides a solution to a previously unsolved manufacturing dilemma of high mix part feeding. This limitation has stifled manufacturers ability to automate leaving manual labor in charge of dull and monotonous part feeding for anything less than ultra-high volume.
The Flex-Bot offers an alternative to ultra-high volume single part bowl feeders with multiple part flexibility and additional orientation capability through robotic placement. With a standard hardware and software platform there has been a greater than 40% reduction in engineering hours required to develop a custom application and those savings are being passed on to the customer. With the ability to quickly adapt to an immense range of parts through vibratory & smart auto-tuning technology as well as a point and click user interface, the Flex-Bot is the solution for today’s current projects and tomorrow’s ambitions.
Using the robust power of Epson and the innovation of Engineered Vision, the Flex-Bot is a cross-industry solution for manufacturers of all sizes. Handling simple to complex parts sized 5 to 40 mm, the Flex-Bot can support a wide variety of materials across the plastic, rubber, and metal industries. Quick parts changeover allows for it to easily integrate into manufacturing lines that produce multiple products of different shapes and sizes.
“The ability of the Flex-Bot to not only process parts of multiple sizes but also to easily become a part of any existing manufacturing line truly shows how this robotic cell is at the forefront of vision flex feeding technology,” said Seth Brewer, Head of Business Development.
The Flex-Bot uses unique directional vibration through multi-axis vibration technology for optimization in part control and singulation, including part flipping. It comes with an equipment base, SCARA robot, machine vision system, flex feeder, hopper, robot EOAT, safety system, HMI, programming, and installation. Additionally, there are upgrade options to integrate an indexing table or conveyor for part placement and/or assembly. The purchase of a Flex-Bot includes customized vision and robot programming — and a 1-year manufacturer warranty.
The Flex-Bot comes is priced at $75,000.00.
Engineered Vision Inc.