Robot-based mechan­i­cal assembly

Auto­mate demand­ing assem­bly appli­ca­tions eco­nom­i­cally and profitably

The soft­ware ArtiMinds RPS enables the automa­tion of com­plex assem­bly appli­ca­tions in a wide range of indus­tries. Parts made of rigid as well as flex­i­ble mate­ri­als can be inserted, joined, clipped, riv­eted, glued or screwed together using using force-sen­si­tive robot motions. Even chal­leng­ing appli­ca­tions become eco­nom­i­cally fea­si­ble due to the easy inte­gra­tion of force sen­sors and auto­matic robot code gen­er­a­tion allow­ing to quickly test dif­fer­ent assem­bly strategies.

Dif­fer­ent prod­uct vari­ants, small batch sizes and short prod­uct life cycles often make the robot-based automa­tion of assem­bly tasks unprof­itable for com­pa­nies. In addi­tion, these are usu­ally very com­plex and error-prone processes that can be solved more safely and quickly with human fine motor skills.

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ArtiMinds Robotics - Robot applications for mechanical assembly

You need sup­port in automat­ing an elec­tron­ics assem­bly process? At ArtiMinds you get soft­ware & project sup­port from a sin­gle source!

You would like to imple­ment a robotics project? Use our free robotics check­list to select the right hard­ware & soft­ware and to orga­nize the most impor­tant project steps!

Appli­ca­tion exam­ple: Pre­cise assem­bly of var­i­ous components

For assem­bly processes it is often nec­es­sary to han­dle sev­eral com­po­nents with one robot. To assem­ble a cylin­der head for exam­ple, the fit­ting sleeves and the seal must first be inserted before the cylin­der head is mounted. This shows that in most cases, the com­po­nents also dif­fer in mate­r­ial and geom­e­try. There­fore com­plex grip­per geome­tries are required. In the ArtiMinds RPS an automa­tion with a mul­ti­ple-TCP grip­per solu­tion is easy to implement.
The com­po­nents have a high fit­ting accu­racy and require a lot of sen­si­tiv­ity dur­ing assem­bly. Using the search algo­rithms of ArtiMinds RPS, the exact fit­ting posi­tion can be found first and after­wards the com­po­nents can be inserted while com­pen­sat­ing the lat­eral forces and moments.

ArtiMinds RPS is there­fore the first choice when it comes to solv­ing the most demand­ing assem­bly processes using indus­trial robots. With the help of sen­sor-adap­tive tem­plates, the robot soft­ware is able to exe­cute force-sen­si­tive processes such as clip­ping, screw­ing, riv­et­ing and plug­ging time-opti­mized and robustly or, for exam­ple, to even adapt the screw­ing speed. In the case of unsorted parts, a cam­era sys­tem can be eas­ily inte­grated to local­ize and reli­ably grip the pieces. As the inter­faces are already imple­mented in ArtiMinds a sim­ple and effort­less hard­ware inte­gra­tion is ensured.

Which mod­ules were used to pro­gram this application?

>> ArtiMinds RPS Basic Mod­ule |more

>> ArtiMinds RPS +Force Mod­ule |more

ArtiMinds Robotics - Joining, plastic clips, plugs, rivets, screw screwing

Fur­ther appli­ca­tion examples:

  • Join­ing parts with tight tolerances
  • Place­ment of plas­tic clips, seals, plugs or rivets
  • Gear­box and engine block mounting
  • Plac­ing and fas­ten­ing of screws
  • Real­iza­tion of glu­ing applications
ArtiMinds-Robotics_Implement robot-supported automation projects efficiently

You want more? We sup­port you in the robot-based automa­tion of your mechan­i­cal assem­bly processes

You want more? We sup­port you in the robot-based automa­tion of your mechan­i­cal assem­bly processes

You want to inte­grate new and flex­i­ble automa­tion processes into your work­flows and need e.g. sup­port in the automa­tion of clip­ping, screw­ing, riv­et­ing and plug­ging of work­pieces? Our Automa­tion Engi­neer­ing team of engi­neers and robotics experts will be happy to advise you and take over tasks such as the pro­to­typ­ing.

ArtiMinds is a leader in the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive and sophis­ti­cated robot automa­tion solu­tions, whether as a par­tial or over­all con­cept. Our experts will be happy to pro­vide you with advice and sup­port from con­cep­tual design to implementation.
Get in touch – our spe­cial­ists will pro­vide you with com­pre­hen­sive advice and develop an ini­tial con­cept or carry out a fea­si­bil­ity study in close coop­er­a­tion with you.

Indus­trial exam­ples – short videos of real cus­tomer applications

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Why ArtiMinds Robotics?

ArtiMinds RPS meets the high require­ments of mechan­i­cal assem­bly because of its sen­sor-adap­tive and intel­li­gent pro­gram tem­plates . Its hard­ware inde­pen­dence allows you to remain flex­i­ble and save time, costs and human resources thanks to its sim­pli­fied, intu­itive and nev­er­the­less robust robot programming.

>>READ THIS BLOG POST: ArtiMinds RPS & LAR at a glance

High­lights of ArtiMinds RPS for mechan­i­cal assembly:

  • Highly cus­tomiz­able assem­bly strategies
  • Fast solu­tion finding
  • Suit­able for rigid and flex­i­ble materials

As an inno­v­a­tive solu­tion and ser­vice provider in the field of robotics, ArtiMinds offers out­stand­ing sup­port when it comes to imple­ment­ing your automa­tion solu­tion. Get to know ArtiMinds in a free online demo!

ArtiMinds Robotics - Simulate and test assembly strategies

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In just a few min­utes, we will show you how to plan, pro­gram, oper­ate, ana­lyze and opti­mize robot appli­ca­tions cost-effi­ciently, intu­itively and eas­ily with ArtiMinds RPS.

The non-bind­ing free online demo is the per­fect way to get a first impres­sion of the soft­ware, the appli­ca­tion port­fo­lio and if it suits your needs.

ArtiMinds Robotics - Learn more about mechanical assembly robot applications