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Neat robot sorter device
« on: April 20, 2008, 06:46:26 PM »
This is realtime video of the industrial ABB IRB 340 FlexPicker robotic arm thingy sorting various food items using camera vision. I remember reading awhile back that the patent just recently expired on this neat design, so now anyone can use it :)

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Cookie points for anyone who finds the design and posts it here. Thinking about it, it seems to have very simple inverse kinematics . . .

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Re: Neat robot sorter device
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 06:55:02 PM »
Just 3 stepping motors(or servos for us cheap people) spaced at 120, like a reversed tripod.
The piston in the middle is like a spring pulling it back in the center position retracted and might smooth out the motion as well....


That's what it looks like for me !


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Re: Neat robot sorter device
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 07:01:38 PM »



http://www.abb.com/product/seitp327/02ea8c165394b8c8c1256efc0028eb74.aspx?productLanguage=us&country=SE

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It readily handles 150 picks per minute, corresponding to a cycle time of 0.4 seconds.
With a maximum acceleration of 10 g, the IRB 340 is the fastest robot in the world.
The robot manages up to 180 inch foot inch cycles per minute.


EDIT: it's called parallel or planar motion ,something like that
« Last Edit: April 21, 2008, 08:12:39 AM by JAy1st »

 


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