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Hi, I am looking for something to grab, hold, and place a 20" flexible plastic strip from one end if possible. It could be required to sense and flip as the strip is wider on one side. Activating a switch for an adjustable time frame, 1 to 3 seconds would also be necessary after proper placement.


Hi Daniel, KC Robotics has automated systems that perform applications like the one you have described. Please call Paul Carrier at 513-860-4442 and he can help find a solution for you.


Erica DeMott - Marketing Coordinator
edemott@kcrobotics.com
(513) 860-4442

I am looking at a 2 headstock work cell and notice some have a door or curtain on both sides of the robot between the robot and the headstock and others don’t. Is there a reason for this? Standard possibly? as I want to do what’s right.


Lee, There are many variables that drive cell design. Contact me directly and we can discuss the cell design you are looking at.


Leo Liske - Systems Group Manager
lliske@kcrobotics.com
(513) 860-4442

We are looking for 5 top Integrators for design of CMT welding cell. It is welding Aluminum plates. The box design weighs about 2000 lbs. We work at a large Semiconductor equipment company


Dennis, We have built numerous systems welding Aluminum with Fronius welders. The exact welding process CMT or other will depend on your specific parts. Please give me a call so that we can discuss your parts and the best welding process in depth.


Leo Liske - Systems Group Manager
lliske@kcrobotics.com
(513) 860-4442

I'm currently 2 semesters away from getting my certificate in Robotics and Automation, and am curious as to what are the best first steps to take in starting my career? The interview and hiring process, and any advice that you can give to someone looking for entry level at my current experience level, which is still actively studying, but no experience in the industry.


Scott, There are multiple directions you can go after receiving your certificate. Work for a system integrator, maintenance in a plant some where, be a hired gun to program robots. Give me a call and we can discuss.


Leo Liske - Systems Group Manager
lliske@kcrobotics.com
(513) 860-4442

Are there requirements to have awareness devices like tower lights on our robot cell? I would like to have some lights signal when the robot is in normal operation, Teach Mode, or if there is an error, but I would like a standard to provide to request the capital. Thank you, Holly



Leo Liske - Systems Group Manager
lliske@kcrobotics.com
(513) 860-4442

What is a recommended system for Robot fixture calibration. I want to be able to move fixtures from different cells without having to reprogram. I want to define the user frame.



Leo Liske - Systems Group Manager
lliske@kcrobotics.com
(513) 860-4442

In the forging business, is there a robot out there that can pull parts from our furnace, and load them into our press. We have a high mix of shapes & weights. We have parts that weigh over 2000lbs. Let me know if it is being done already or there are solutions out there. Thanks


Todd, given your stated payload requirements the only robot that I know of that could possibly come close is the KUKA Titan 1000. However I fear that this is still not going to be enough to move 2000lbs of part with the weight of the EOAT. If you have any questions feel free to email me directly.


Paul Carrier - Project Manager/Engineer
paul@kcrobotics.com
(513) 860-4442

I have a program that finds a point in space (x,y,z,rotation). Can that program deliver coordinates to a robotic arm controller and the controller does the work of finding the fastest way to get to that point? If so, what is the protocol?


Most robot controllers will allow you to input an offset from a known position. Some will allow you to re-wright the position from an input such as a simple binary for each axis X,Y,Z,W,P,R. You can also set this up a a real time ASCII stream. Industrial robots in general utilize an algorithm that calculates either the fastest way between two points or the most accurate way. This is programed in to the robot during setup. We would love to talk to you more about your application and see how we can help.


Paul Carrier - Project Manager/Engineer
paul@kcrobotics.com
(513) 860-4442