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Article Type: Patent abstracts From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 37, Issue 1
Title: Robot tool, robot system and method for machining workpiecesApplicant: ABB Technology AB; Schmidt Peter G.; Feltz GuyPatent number: WO2009030338Publication date: 12 March 2009
Abstract: The invention relates to a robot tool for machining workpieces, comprising a connecting element for connection to a robot. The invention is characterized in that a cutting blade is maintained in a predetermined position by a retaining element, said retaining element being connectible to the robot by means of the connecting element.
Title: Robotic system for laser, plasma, water jet, milling, etc. machining or processing of partsApplicant: Teknodrom Robotik Ve OtomasyonPatent number: EP2011609Publication date: 7 January 2009
Abstract: Robotic system for laser, plasma, water jet, milling, etc. machining or processing of parts wherein a processing robot which – is movable between 3 and 13 axes – is slidable on a servo motor moving mechanism and – which is connected at his tip with an operation tool is used to process a work piece, the system further comprises at least two transferring and positioning robots each of which – is moveable between 3 and 13 axes – comprises a holder that can coordinate the position of the work pieces for suitable positioning in view of their processing by the processing robot. The transferring and positioning robots can take a processing tool from a tool magazine.
Title: Manipulator fixture for injection mouldingApplicant: Yangsheng ZhouPatent number: CN101407102Publication date: 15 April 2009
Abstract: The invention discloses a suction cup-clamping device for a robot arm of a plastic injection-moulding machine. The suction cup-clamping device has a simple structure and excellent compatibility, and greatly improves the working efficiency of plastic product manufactures and reduces manufacture cost. The suction cup-clamping device comprises a clamping plate which is detachably connected with the robot arm, and a plurality of suction cup holders which are fixed on the clamping plate and provided with a plurality of suction cups, wherein the clamping plate is a frame type rectangular with a closed side frame. A central part of the clamping plate is provided with a reinforcing ring having a square inside and a circular outside. The reinforcing ring is integrally connected with a mounting seat connected with the robot arm and is integrated with the side frame of the clamping plate through an inner frame. The mounting seat is integrated with the side frame of the clamping plate through the inner frame. The side frame of the clamping plate, the inner frame, the reinforcing ring and the mounting seat are integrated.
Title: Device and method for laser cuttingApplicant: Deere & Co.Patent number: JP2009082984Publication date: 23 April 2009Problem to be solved: To provide a device and a method for laser cutting.
Solution: A device includes an electronically controllable robot for carrying a laser cutting head to a reference position and a distance compensating device for controlling the robot with regard to a reference position coordinates stored in memory, and for compensating a distance from a workpiece to the laser cutting head after the laser cutting head is carried to the reference position coordinates. Specific tolerance of the workpiece must be maintained in order to assure quality standards during laser cutting. Regarding this point, in order to eliminate an additional measurement step of measuring the workpiece, a control unit is formed and programmed in such a method that comparison, between a position coordinates acquired by the control unit after the distance compensation of the laser cutting head is made and the reference coordinates stored in memory, is performed before the laser cutting process is started.
Title: A robot for an injection molding systemApplicant: Husky Injection MoldingPatent number: CA2607310Publication date: 23 April 2009
Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a robot and first platen of an injection moulding system. The robot includes a support member and a drive structure arranged on the support member. A tool receiver is associated with the drive structure, the tool receiver configured to receive, in use, an end-of-arm tool. The drive structure configured to reposition, in use, the tool receiver, and with it the end-of-arm tool, between a plurality of operational positions. The robot also includes a first and a second platen mounting interface defined on the support member, the first and second platen mounting interfaces configured to cooperate, in use, with a first and a second support member mounting interface, respectively, defined on the first platen in any one of a first plurality of interface configurations for mounting the support member to the first platen in any one of a plurality of robot mounting configurations.
Title: Miniature robot for self-determination grinding and casting operation of large-scale curveApplicant: Univ JilinPatent number: CN201217175Publication date: 8 April 2009
The utility model relates to a micro robot for large-size curved surface automatically polishing operation, which belongs to the mechanical manufacture field. The micro robot includes a walking module and a polishing tool module. The structure of the walking module is that: a driving wheel system and a driven wheel system are fixed and connected on the robot body; a steering device is connected with the robot body; and the steering device is connected with a steering driving driven wheel belt in the driving wheel system. The polishing tool module includes a force control cylinder, a bracket and a driving shaft motor; the driving shaft is connected with the bracket through an angular contact ball bearing; a gimbal polishing head is fixedly connected with the driving shaft; and a guide shaft is movably connected with a guide shaft seat through a guide linear bearing. The micro robot has the beneficial effects that: utilizing the micro robot automatically positioning and planning on the large-size curved surface can realize the finishing processing of the large-size curved surface by small-size equipment; thus not only reducing the labor intensity and production cost, but also improving the processing flexibility and the processed surface stability.
Title: Flexible polishing manipulatorApplicant: Univ YangzhouPatent number: CN101219525Publication date: 16 July 2008
The invention relates to a flexible polishing robot arm, pertaining to the mechanical technical field, which comprises a base seat and a robot frame. The invention is characterized in that an intelligent telescope material which is connected with a slide sleeve is arranged on the robot frame, a spring is positioned at the other end of the slide sleeve which forms a moving pair with a guide rod fixed to the robot machine; a flexible polishing arm in which intelligent variable viscosity material is stored is equipped on the slide sleeve. The invention has scientific and reasonable structure and realizes high effective polishing to all curved surfaces by applying bionic technology, according to the reason that a man can polish any variety curved surfaces, adopting variable viscosity material to simulate the human muscle and utilizing the shock generated by the intelligent flexible material, which meets the requirements of industrial production, reduces labor intensity and improve polishing efficiency and quality.