Special Robotic Systems

Customised fixed and mobile robotic solutions

Robotic systems customised to automate specific production processes

The fixed and mobile robotic systems we propose are custom-designed and developed since we believe that manufacturing companies must be placed in a position to improve their production processes while preserving the peculiarities acquired in their business history.

  • Robots for the Automation world, supporting industry and manufacturing: anthropomorphic, cartesian, and SCARA robots, cobot, AMRs…
  • Command and control of complex robotic tools
  • Coordination of groups of fixed or mobile robots
  • Optimised management of shared robot-robot and robot-human workspaces
  • Various levels of interfacing with other company systems or external systems

SPECIAL ROBOTIC SYSTEMS

Industrial robots, suitable for both rigid and flexible Automation Systems

Advantages and benefits

Comau, Fanuc, Yaskawa, Staubli, and other robotic arms with 4 to 7 degrees of freedom, studied and custom-developed for Handling, Welding, Assembling, and Machining applications.

The mechanical movement and configuration of anthropomorphic robots closely resemble a human arm. The arm is mounted on a base with a torsion joint; the arm itself has a series of rotating joints that act as axes, and each additional joint or axis allows for a greater degree of movement.

Common applications for articulated robots are assembly, arc welding, material handling, machine tending, and packaging.

Mobile robots (AMRs, or Autonomous Mobile Robots) are ideal for integrated logistics solutions and for automating transport and material handling operations.

They are equipped with their own fleet management software, which can be integrated with the company’s production management system and other business systems or various sensors.

Find out more on the dedicated page → Autonomous Mobile Robots

SCARA robots are typically used to automate tasks requiring precise lateral movements, making them the ideal robotic solution for vertical assembly tasks.

Generally, SCARA robots are used for assembly and palletising, as well as in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. These industrial robots have 4 axes and 4 degrees of freedom. Commonly used in assembly applications, they are characterised by the cylindrical design of the arms that move in the horizontal plane and a gripper tool that can move up and down in the vertical plane.

The name SCARA stands for Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm or Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm. SCARA robots operate in 3 axes (X, Y, and Z) that also allow rotary motion. These robots excel in lateral movements, are particularly fast, and their integration is easier than that of Cartesian robots.

Quick and efficient in carrying out rapid picking and positioning operations.

Delta robots, or parallel robots, have three arms connected to a single base mounted above the work area. The arms move a single tool within a dome-shaped work area and can move smoothly and precisely at high speed due to the fact that each joint of the final tool is directly controlled by all three arms.

Capable of delicate and precise movements, Delta robots are widely used for rapid picking and packaging applications in the food, pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

Robotic machining centres that automatically convert CAD drawings into robotic toolpaths to perform CNC machining for coating, cutting, welding, marking, dispensing, painting, and customisation processes.

Our CAM-Robot is directly interfaced with G-CODE (DIN66025) interpreter software that automatically generates from CAD/CAM drawings the G-CODE code and high-precision robotic toolpaths for the robot with which it will machine and finish the workpieces. Since the machining operations can change with every work order, the robot has the ability to follow complex 3D fixed-angle trajectories previously unknown.

With our CAM-Robot, we have developed a robot capable of both moving objects by performing traditional handling tasks and emulating a CNC machine by executing customised G-code paths.

→ Watch the CAM-Robot demo in action

This demo of the CAM-robot – part of our interactive robotics lab AgiLAB – shows how a single robot can seamlessly perform both common handling missions and CNC machining.

Find out more → CAM-Robot

We offer single and multi-axis cartesian robots, designed, engineered, and developed for handling, machining, and special applications.

Cartesian robots, also known as linear robots, are industrial robots that work on three linear axes referring to a Cartesian coordinate system (X, Y, and Z), i.e. they move in a straight line along three axes; they may also have a wrist that allows them to rotate.

Cartesian robots are a popular choice for many automation applications due to their high flexibility in configuration, as they offer the possibility of defining and adjusting speed, precision, stroke length, and robot size. In general, Cartesian robots are one of the most commonly used robot types in industrial applications and are often used in connection with CNC machines and 3D printing.

Generally used for pick-and-place operations, palletising, quality controls, and machine tending, collaborative robots, or cobots, are robots that can interact directly and safely with humans in a shared workspace.

Find out more on the dedicated page → Collaborative robotics

Similar to cartesian robots, gantry robots are ideal for many industrial applications, including pick and place, sorting, labelling, measuring, control and inspection automation, and repetitive material handling.

A typical configuration of these robots includes two Y-axes and/or two Z-axes for increased load capacity and rigidity, but the distinguishing feature of a gantry robot is its two basic axes (X). Their accuracy, speed, length, and stroke size can be adjusted, and various types of linear actuators can be installed. Since the Y-axis is well supported by the robot structure, gantries can handle considerable loads and much longer stroke lengths than an ordinary Cartesian.

Sistemi robotici speciali

Custom-developed, fully integrated robotics solutions

Our solutions are consistently tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses. We don’t believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, as we understand that each company possesses its own distinctive production intricacies that define its individuality.

If you're looking to bring innovation to your company while preserving your established production methods, we're here to assist you

Thanks to our vast experience in the field of automation, we apply skills developed in different industries to carefully study the customised solution that best suits your business needs. When you make the decision to integrate a robot into your production processes, you have to carefully consider a whole series of crucial factors: load, orientation, speed, reach, precision, environment, work cycle, required flexibility, ROI, etc. The analysis of these factors leads to a technical-economic feasibility study, which considers the robotic system as a whole and makes it possible to evaluate the type of robot that can guarantee the company the most efficient and effective results.

STEP 1

FEASIBILITY STUDY
Analysis of the company, its operations, and production processes so as to identify critical points and define the most suitable technical solution.

STEP 2

CO-DESIGN
Technical-functional analysis and definition of technical specifications in terms of implementation and integration.

STEP 3

DEVELOPMENT
Development of the tailor-made 4.0 solution customised on the individual company and its production processes.

STEP 4

INTEGRATION
Deployment of the solution, validation testing, eventual replications, and after-sales services.