The F5 robot is a result of
collaboration between Thermo CRS, Ltd. and FANUC Robotics.
F5 is the next generation in electric servo-driven bench top robots
offering best-in-class performance in a light efficient, accurate
package. The new F5s table top size slimmer arm profile, lighter
weight, highest dexterity, faster sustained speed and superior positioning
accuracy make it the perfect solution for countless industrial and
Until now, robotic assembly has been dominated by 2-D
applications using SCARA robots. FANUC Robotics' Intelligent Robots with
integrated FANUC Force Sensors provide 3-D assembly with six degrees
of freedom. The seamless integration of a six-degrees-of-freedom
force sensor results in an intelligent robot that can "feel," enabling the
most demanding mechanical assembly and material removal operations.
The Intelligent Robots include the F5 from Thermo
Fisher Scientific using a FANUC Force Sensor (FS-30 and FS-60) and
advanced force control software. Standard sensor setup schedules and
process specific force control instructions make the Intelligent Robots
easy to program and operate via the FANUC iPendant. Intelligent Robots
provide process solutions for:
Material removal applications including polishing,
cutting, grinding, deburring and deflashing.
(intermediate, forward, reverse and triple clutch).
and shaft insertion.
3-D assembly applications including spline
matching and gear assembly.
Flexible part feeding.
life cycle tests (e.g. automotive door operation, switching operation
etc.) requiring constant force application.
High reliability - Intelligent Robots are built
on standard mechanical arms with a high degree of reliability and proven
Simple to use - Simple data setup menus for
force control and standard teach pendant programming for application
development make the Intelligent Robots simple to operate.
Color-graphic iPendant with patented browser-based interface -
Multiple-window, color-graphic interface allows simultaneous display of
robot program, force setup and realtime force/moment (Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My,
Mz) information during production operation.
Force data chart on
iPendant Allows continuous display of actual force variations during the
force control operation.
Safe to operate -Intelligent Robots are
compliant with applicable safety standards. Low speed teach mode switch
and dual channel E-STOP interface make Intelligent Robots safe to operate
in a production environment.
Easy to communicate with PC - Built-in
Ethernet communication capability allows Intelligent Robots
communicate relevant process data to a PC via Ethernet.
FANUC Force Sensor -Is optimized for robotics,
including small size and robust design. Process Control Functions
Standard, schedule-based algorithms are provided to support a variety of
common assembly and material removal processes, Once the force schedule is
set, a simple force control instruction is added to the robot program to
perform the insertion operation.
Clutch insert - Provides force and motion control
to insert a clutch unit into an automotive automatic
Clutch insert force schedule includes insert direction, contact force,
approach velocity, push force, rotation limits, search frequency and
search amplitude to perform the insert operation
Contouring - Applies a constant force on the part
surface while the robot-held tool moves along a path during polishing,
cutting, grinding or deflashing operations. Contouring force schedules
include approach velocity, contact force, push force and push direction
information. Taught robot positions are dynamically shifted during the
removal operation to provide the
programmed force along the specified
Phase match - Performs variable spline matching
prior to an insertion operation. Phase match force schedule includes
initial contact force, push force, phase match torque, the rotation
velocity, phase match depth and phase match time data.
Face match - Provides uniform alignment between
a robot held component and contact surface of a sub-assembly. It is useful
for flexible machine loading, hotplate welding and spin welding
Constant push - Provides uniform pushing force
while assembling or joining a workpiece to a sub-assembly.
Built-in Diagnostics - Monitors sensor data and
provides an alarm message to replace the sensor if the sensor data is out