7/30/2020

Software Updates Enhance Connectivity of Cobots from Productive Robotics

Originally titled 'Software Updates Enhance Connectivity of Cobots'
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IMTS Spark: New software updates add 50 operational and ease-of-use features to the line of OB7 collaborative robots from Absolute Machine Tools’ partner Productive Robotics.

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Absolute Machine Tools OB7 robot

New software updates add 50 operational and ease-of-use features to the line of OB7 collaborative robots from Absolute Machine Tools’ partner Productive Robotics. The software updates enhance the cobots’ connectivity, expedite efficient integration with other equipment, and facilitate real-time status monitoring, according to the company.

Included in the list of new and upgraded features is full linear control broadening the cobots’ “no-programming, no coding” intelligence. The updates also strengthen the cobots’ ability to directly monitor and control the machines they work with, including providing instant connection to equipment with Rockwell Automation’s Ethernet IP. Live online monitoring with email and text alerts provides real-time updates and notifications of machine stoppages or other issues. Complete interoperability with Cognex and other smart camera systems eases systems integration.

With seven axes, OB7 cobots are designed to reach around obstructions and operate in confined workplaces. The series of four cobots is engineered to accomplish simple to complex tasks for various payloads and sizes. 

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