The second rob@work prototype was built in 2008 as a flexible alternative to standard static production and machining equipment. The flexibility of the robot is based on the fact that the workplace can be chosen freely and changed in no time at all. Thanks to tailor-made operation using a touchscreen and built-in powerful actuators and sensors, the operator can be relieved of monotonous tasks, while previously manual work steps are improved and speeded up with automatic processes.
The independent industry-compatible, mechatronic assistance system integrates the following powerful subcomponents:
- Sensor system for environment monitoring as well as for procedures involving physical interaction and interactive information
- Lightweight design for low energy consumption (robot arm and mobile platform)
- Real time-compatible NC control system of the robot arm which can be programmed via the tried-and-tested G-Code (DIN 66025). A programmable logic controller (PLC) can be connected as an option, enabling simple system integration.