INDUSTRY UPDATE ABB at Robotics and Automation to show ‘distribution center of the future’ ABB to show how logistics automation solutions can help distribution centers adapt to the ever-evolving demands of the e-commerce market

automation technologies will lead to responsive, profitable and sustainable distribution centers at Robotics and Automation 2019, taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 29 – 30 October 2019. Stand 502 will feature examples from ABB’s logistics automation and digital portfolio, with experts on hand to explain the benefits of the technologies and how they can be best deployed.

A Distribution centers are increasingly handling a wide variety of parcel sizes, distribution

requirements and shifting demands as e-commerce markets continue to proliferate. ABB’s demonstrations will show how solutions such as ABB’s Robotic Singulator Cell can be used to separate small parcels from bulk flow as well as auto induction of parcels to sorter systems, an activity that is largely performed manually today. Also on show from ABB’s portfolio will be the new Flex Pendant handheld controller,

OmniCore™ controller, which features ABB Ability™, Connected Services and SafeMove2 safety software built-in as standard as well as the dual and single arm versions of YuMi® collaborative robot, which will demonstrate the collaboration possible between robots and humans. The YuMi family manages a combination of low volume/high mix products whilst humans can either work safely alongside the robots or can be redeployed to other high-value, problem-solving tasks. Russell Holmes, Sales Manager, Service Robotics at ABB says “At Robotics and Automation

2019, we’ll show how robotic automation solutions deliver the flexibility and productivity needed to sustain a responsive and profitable distribution center. Automation solutions such as the Robotic Singulator Cell can help distribution centers ensure that requirements typical of today’s evolving e-commerce market are met in time.”

ABB Robotics  01908 350300 Motion Control Products Ltd

introduces innovative, compact high torque motors with integral strain-wave (harmonic) gearbox M

otion Control Products Ltd. introduces compact high torque motors with integral strain-wave (harmonic) gearbox. Offering high levels of torque and precision, the latest

torque motors have an integral strain wave (harmonic) gearbox. With high efficiencies and compact sizes, they are available in four series: MAS, MAT, MAH and MGM. The all-in-one MGM series has an integral torque motor,

encoder, brake and servo drive. Delivering a high precision of up to 60 arc sec, their high torque of up to 557Nm makes them ideal for a host of application, demanding low noise, high torque and precision control, such as collaborative robot applications for loads of up to 25kg. Integrated servo drives for EtherCAT or CANOpen enable the units to interface with most mainstream controllers on the market. A hollow shaft simplifies system design by allowing the passage of cables, pipework etc. The other series of low cogging, low noise motors have an

integrated strain wave gearbox and frameless motor with a range of encoder options. One series is the MAH, which have a standard hollow shaft and frame sizes from 60mm to 145mm diameter. Rated torques of up to 800Nm are available and precision is up to 30 arc sec. The MAT series have a wider hollow shaft and offer a

precision of up to 40 arc sec, while the MAS series have a solid shaft and a precision of up to 50 arc sec. Across the whole series, all the models are flexible, reliable,

low maintenance and compact. Gear ratios are available from 51:1 to up to 161:1. All models are fully enclosed and self-cooled and can be specified with IP67 ingress protection when operation is required in harsh environments. Standard input voltages are 48VDC, 110VAC and 220VAC,

and input voltages can be customised on request, as can the torque etc.

Motion Control Products Ltd.  01202 599922  Robotics & Motion Control | October 2019 11

BB will demonstrate how the use of its latest

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