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Hydra

Hydra is a configurable robotic cell, including an array of different functionalities. Our objective being to provide you with options to configure Hydra and its vast functionality as you see fit.

Hydra is an anthropomorphic design offering a flexible work envelop for two robots to work together to complete tasks faster than human labor or that of a single robot. Featuring advanced machine vision capabilities that act as highly sensitive eyes for work/object recognition. With advanced force control with adaptive grippers the process becomes more precisely controlled than a human hand and with comparable sensitivity. This range of highly evolved, technological applications, enables Hydra to execute a range of complex solutions.

Hydra Cell Configuration Options

Currently, the Hydra cell is designed with the robots mounted on a platform with a fixed height, 15º rotation on the x–axis and 30º rotation on the z–axis. If required, the height and rotation of mounting the robots on the base can be modified depending on the application.
TYPE
OPTIONS
LEFT ROBOT
RIGHT ROBOT
Base
Mounting of robot is fixed as standard but can be configured accordingly. The height and degrees of robot mounting could be modified in a new base
0 to 30° in Z–axis
0 to 30° in Z–axis
0 to 15 ° in X–axis
0 to 15 ° in X–axis
Robot
Different or same robots on left and right side
ABB IRB 2600 or 4600*
ABB IRB 2600 or 4600*
Integrated Force Control (Robotic Tactile Feedback)
Able to have force control on single or both robots based on the application
Advanced Machine Vision
Able to have 3D Flexvision on single or both robots based on the application
Able to have 2D Integrated Vision on single or both robots based on the application
Able to have 3D Bin Picking on single or both robots based on the application
SafeMove
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MultiMove
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Safety Proximity Scanners (with integrated PLC)
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Grippers
Adaptive gripper or generic custom made gripper based on the application

Capabilities:

  • Bin picking, staging and assembly
    • 3D Vision
    • Staging for assembly by 2nd arm

  • Multi-torque flex
  • Large assembly
  • Complex assembly with force control
    • Piston assembly
    • Transmission spline fit assembly
    • Valve body sub-assembly

  • Part reorientation
  • Complex handling
    • Multi-tier feed lanes
    • High-speed applications

 

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