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Applied Automation brings robots to Drives & Controls

160211_AppliedX-STK|Applied Automation will be making its debut at the Drives and Controls Show with two stands focusing on robotics and the ‘connected factory’. Embracing the robot revolution, company will be showcasing three very different types of advanced robots in the Live Robotic Zone.

Working alongside the team on stand D980 will be the collaborative robots from Universal Robots. Lightweight and easy to programme, the six-axis robot arms are affordable solutions that operate safely without guarding. In addition, an Omron delta robot will feature as part of a complete automation and control solution, picking product at high speed from a conveyor. The delta robot can achieve up to 200 cycles per minute and can be synchronised with multiple conveyors to perform on-the-fly pick and place operations.

Of all the emerging robotics technologies, mobile robots are being hailed as the single biggest trend for the future. X-STK will be sending an Adept Lynx AIV (Autonomous Indoor Vehicle) out to explore the aisles of the Drives and Controls Show. The Lynx is designed to move goods around challenging environments, intelligently navigating around people and unplanned obstacles.

With the three robots, X-STK will demonstrate different ways the human and robot workforce can work seamlessly together, improving efficiency and quality and lowering costs. Also on display on this stand will be the MayTec range of aluminium profile and pipe and joint systems used to build machine frames, guards and factory equipment.

X-STK|Applied Automation managing director David Rowe said: “We’re really excited about our first appearance at Drives and Controls. The Robotics Zone will be a great opportunity for visitors to see how the sector is evolving. The collaborative robots from Universal Robots are proving hugely popular and we’re expecting a lot of interest in them.”

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