September 6, 2022

OnRobotIMTS MachineTend400x275OnRobot has announced it will preview its automated, application-centered D:PLOY software platform for robotic deployment at next week’s IMTS 2022 show in Chicago. The system can automatically discover and configure all the components in a robotic cell – including collaborative or light industrial robot arm and tools, as well as integrating external I/O from sensors and machines.

At IMTS, OnRobot will preview D:PLOY in a machine tending application at its booth, using a UR5e cobot from Universal Robots. The application demonstrates how the entire application, including any leading cobot or light industrial arm, along with tooling, sensors and other devices, can be accessed and managed from the D:PLOY dashboard. Users can define the robot’s workspace with minimal inputs on points within the workspace, and enter attributes of the workpiece. The software then automatically generates all the program logic, signal exchange, event handling, path planning, and real-time monitoring for the full application.”

“The dramatic 80% reduction in deployment time is just one powerful illustration of what D:PLOY offers,” said Kristian Hulgard, general manager of OnRobot’s Americas division. “Now system integrators can take on more projects with existing resources. Robot manufacturers benefit from dramatically greater accessibility for their products. And end users gain powerful new abilities to implement, manage, and redeploy automation across their facilities for long-term success.”

The company’s booth will also include the One-System Solution, which laid the groundwork for D:PLOY by allowing any OnRobot end-of-arm tool (EOAT) to interface with any leading robot arm through a unified mechanical and electrical interface. Booth visitors will be able to choose from a range of tools and click the tools on and off a FANUC CRX robot arm equipped with OnRobot’s Quick Changer.

The company also plans to showcase the new OnRobot Palletizer, a collaborative palletizing system; partner Acieta will show how dual 3FG15 grippers can take on a series of material handling and machine tending tasks; and a press brake tending application in collaboration with EMI Corp will demonstrate custom enhancements for OnRobot’s vacuum grippers. A screwdriver application that assembles aluminum cases for guitar pedals will also be shown, showcasing precise torque control and intelligent error detection.

“Entering our IMTS booth, the breadth of collaborative automation and compatibility of OnRobot is immediately apparent,” said Hulgard. “Our offerings and the way we will now unify them all through D:PLOY will help change how we think about collaborative automation, broadening its accessibility and improving success for manufacturers in almost any industry.”

For more details on OnRobot and its offerings, visit its website here.