OnRobot Takes Robot Compatibility to the Next Level with the OnRobot One System Solution. New unified mechanical and electrical interface for any OnRobot application dramatically simplifies automation with a single platform for a full range of collaborative and light industrial robotic systems.
OnRobot A/S continues to drive its mission of making robotic applications faster and easier to implement with a unified mechanical and electrical interface for any OnRobot application that dramatically simplifies automation. Now, with a single robotic system, single platform for programming and training, and single vendor relationship, manufacturers have access to a full range of tools, full robot compatibility, and virtually unlimited possibilities for collaborative applications. This new one-system solution speeds deployment so manufacturers save time and money and can quickly realize the benefits of automation.
At Automate Show in Chicago in April, OnRobot A/S released its Digital I/O Converter Kit, which allowed OnRobot tools to work with a full range of leading collaborative and light industrial robot brands including Universal Robots, KUKA, FANUC, Doosan, Techman, Yaskawa, Mitsubishi, Kawasaki and Nachi. Building on that initiative, all OnRobot products now have a unified mechanical and communications interface based on the OnRobot Quick Changer, which is now an integrated part of all OnRobot products. An additional Dual Quick Changer incorporates these same new capabilities while allowing the use of two tools in one cycle, mixing and matching to suit application needs and maximizing robot utilization.
“Manufacturers are demanding more from their robotic applications, and end-of-arm tooling has become the key to optimizing their investments,” says OnRobot CEO Enrico Krog Iversen. “This integration of our Quick Changer across our current product lineup makes it easier than ever to switch between tools and robot types, allowing flexibility and reducing downtime for more efficient production and faster automation ROI. This brings us another step closer to a unified OnRobot one-system solution that makes it easy, fast and cost-effective for manufacturers to build collaborative applications, no matter which robots they choose.”
Research Director for Intelligent Operational Systems and Robotics at IDC, Remy Glaisner, welcomes the One-System solution: “The benefits of robotics across the industrial operating environment is routinely hindered because of systems’ limited versatility,” he says. “Actuation capabilities are therefore critical to the applicability of solutions across a variety of manufacturing use-cases. An adaptable end-effector solution translates into accrued technology adoption, enabling a new level of nimble operational effectiveness.”
Robot manufacturers also greet OnRobot’s announcement with enthusiasm: “OnRobot’s easy to integrate and capable one-system solution coupled with Yaskawa Smart Series robots and technology enable collaborative automation that is easy and quick to deploy while delivering high throughput and efficiency,” said Chetan Kapoor, Senior Director of Technology Innovation at Yaskawa America, Motoman Robotics Division.
OnRobot product range features a wide assortment of tools for collaborative applications, including electric grippers, force/torque sensors, a vacuum gripper, the award-winning Gecko gripping technology, a 2.5D vision system, screwdriver, sander kits and tool changers. This new combination of offerings from OnRobot makes it quicker and simpler to automate tasks such as quality control, materials handling, machine tending, assembly, and surface finishing. Headquartered in Odense, Denmark, OnRobot also has offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, Soest (Germany), Barcelona, Warsaw, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and Budapest.