Exciting Solutions Unveiled at the 2015 Pack Expo

Oct 11, 2015

The PACK Expo is an exciting time for the discovery of new robot solutions from companies such as FANUc, KUKA, ABB, Universal Robots, and Motoman. At the 2015 PACK Expo there were exciting robots and systems that were unveiled, bringing fresh ideas and strategies to the production line. ​Robots.com offers a variety of these solutions at their Marion, Ohio facility so contact experts today to get started with your integration.


Every time the PACK Expo comes around, man­u­fac­tur­ers and inte­gra­tors can be sure that the robot­ics indus­try is going to roll out their newest solu­tions to improve pro­duc­tiv­i­ty across the board. The 2015 PACK Expo did not dis­ap­point. Com­pa­nies like Fanuc, KUKA, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and Motoman unveiled some of their most excit­ing robots and sys­tems to date, once again inject­ing the mar­ket with fresh ideas and strate­gies for automation.

At the Fanuc Robot­ics booth, atten­dees were able to see the first Fanuc Col­lab­o­ra­tive robot, the CR-35iA. The CR35iA is the per­fect solu­tion for heavy pack­ing and pal­letiz­ing process­es, while still being able to inter­act with humans and share the work­space with them. Fanuc also exhib­it­ed high speed group­ing sys­tems, 3D bin pick­ing solu­tions, and pick and place sys­tems that use vision inspection.

When atten­dees ven­tured over to the Yaskawa Motoman Robot­ics booth, they got to see the Sin­gu­lar Con­trol sys­tem, a Yaskawa Motoman sys­tem that is able to unite robots and ser­vo motion under the same con­trol. This sys­tem gives man­u­fac­tur­ers the abil­i­ty to uti­lize motion con­trol and robot con­trol seam­less­ly, with­out need­ing to employ a spe­cial­ist in robot pro­gram­ming, accord­ing to Yaskawa Motoman. By com­bin­ing a gantry and artic­u­lat­ed robot into the same sys­tem, with the abil­i­ty to con­trol both with the same soft­ware, com­pa­nies could save mon­ey on labor and pro­gram­ming costs.

At the ABB Robot­ics booth, it was back to col­lab­o­ra­tion, a big trend in new­er robots, with the ABB YuMi robot sys­tem. The YuMi made its first North Amer­i­can pub­lic appear­ance at the PACK Expo this year, exhibit­ing its dual-armed col­lab­o­ra­tive abil­i­ties. This would allow it to work indi­vid­u­al­ly or col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly, while still work­ing along­side a human coun­ter­part. ABB also fea­tured a Soft Robot­ics Adap­tive Grip­per that enables its Flex­Pick­er to adapt to a vari­ety of object sizes, shapes, and weights, with­out cut­ting down on pro­duc­tion speed.

Last, but def­i­nite­ly not least, was the KUKA Robot­ics booth, where KUKA debuted its newest robot in the AGILUS series – the KR AGILUS HM. This new small robot mod­el is engi­neered with cor­ro­sion-resis­tant sur­faces to pre­vent build-up of sen­si­tive mate­ri­als, accord­ing to KUKA. Anoth­er addi­tion to the col­lab­o­ra­tion robot­ic trend, KUKA gave a hands-on demon­stra­tion of their col­lab­o­ra­tive robot, the LBR iiwa, a robot with a high rate of repeata­bil­i­ty and intel­li­gence, which allows it to auto­mate the most del­i­cate tasks – tasks once thought impos­si­ble to auto­mate. KUKA also gave atten­dees a look at a new robot for their arc­tic series, the KR 180 R3200 PA

All in all, the PACK Expo was a great suc­cess, show­ing off some of the best robot inno­va­tions the indus­try has to offer. 

Are you inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about the robots list­ed above, or oth­er robots from their respec­tive manufacturers? 

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