Optimal for bending corrugated board:
The LBR iiwa is able to detect contact immediately and reduces its level of force and speed
The most recent joint project between KUKA and Tricor is a sensitive LBR iiwa from KUKA that folds and tacks corrugated blanks which are used as padding in packaging for the automotive industry. For this, the corrugated sheets are fed via a magazine to the lightweight robot’s workspace. The sensitive robot takes the corrugated blank with a gripper and folds it along the predetermined break line. Then it positions the blank in a holder and folds a three-dimensional object out of the basic shape, just like in origami.
The robot then feeds the folded square-shaped padding to a stapling device and places the stapled part on a setdown station.

Expanding automation together

Tricor is very satisfied with the results of the cooperation. The robots take over the assembly of the corrugated boxes with a high degree of reliability in three-shift operation and ensure efficient processing. “With their sustained high quality, the systems give us a competitive advantage and relieve our employees of heavy and monotonous tasks,” says Lothar Heinzelmann. The cooperation has in the meanwhile existed for over a decade and is expected to be expanded. Planning is already in progress for further automation projects.

Author: Sebastian Schuster, Global PR & Content Manager, Division Industries, KUKA AG

Industrial 16:9 wide screen monitors

The DM-F industrial monitor series from ICP Germany is growing literally. They can be used for HMI display devices in industrial automation applications and for POS/POI terminals.
The current 3:4 format of the 6.5" to 19" display sizes is extended by the 16:9 format for the medium display sizes 15.6" and 18.5". Thus the DM-F series gains two further wide screen monitors with a WXGA resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels in addition to the existing 21.5" and 23.8" monitors.
The DM-FW variants are available either as resistive touch or projected capacitive touch with anti-glare and anti-UV protection. The aluminum front panel is IP65 protected. The brightness of the monitors is 400 cd/m². A VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort are available as input sources for image data. The touch screen can be connected to the PC system via the USB interface or optionally via RS-232. The monitors can be supplied with a voltage of 9-36 V DC either via a terminal block or a lockable DC jack. In addition, the wide screen monitors offer versatile mounting options such as panel, rack or VESA 100 mounting, allowing them to be used flexibly as HMI operating systems or POS/ POI terminals. ds

The features of the DM-F industrial monitor series at a glance

  • 15.6"/ 18.5" industrial wide screen monitors with resistive and capacitive touch display
  • WXGA resolution:1366 x 768 pixels
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m²
  • IP65 protected front
  • VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, COM
  • Panel, rack and VESA 100 mounting
  • Operating temperature: -20 °C to +60 °C
  • Voltage input: 9-36 V DC
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