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Flexible Feeding Solutions - Adept Technology

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    • Flexible Feeding Solutions
      Product Marketing
    • Adept Technology, Inc.
      Founded in 1983 – Silicon Valley
      Over 57,000 systems installed
      $57M Annual Sales / 175 employees
      Reducing Global Cost of Manufacturing Operations by Providing High Performance Robots and Pre-Engineered Platforms
      World Leader Vision-Guided Conveyor Tracking Industrial Robots
      Global Delivery Model with Operations in 9 Countries and 200 Partners
    • Global Delivery and Support
      Over 57,000 systems installed backed by 24/7 support
      Technical Centers
    • Intelligent Hand-Eye Coordination
      “Hard tooled”
      Conventional part feeders
      Adept Technology Simplifies
      Flexible Feeding & Reduces Cost
    • Market Drivers
      • Existing capabilities reaching plateau
      • High speed applications for flexibility of custom or traditional machinery
      • Increasing product variations,
      mass customization
      • Vertical applications and solutions focus
      Application Related
      • Better interaction with people and robotics
      • Collaborative, Teaching without
      • Total cost of integration and ownership for new applications
      • Short product life cycles
      Cost Related
    • Flexible Automation Solutions (Adept PAC, OctoMation Cells, etc.)
      ACE Operator Interface & ACE PackXpert
      SCARA, Articulated, Cartesian, and Delta Robots
      Conevyor-Tracking System
      Vision-Guidance and Inspection System
      (ACE AdeptSight)
      Mobile Robots
      Flexible Feeding Solutions
      (Adept AnyFeeder)
      eV+/ Adept ACE
      SmartController CX
      SmartVision EX
      Teach Pendant
      Camera Kits
      Adept’s Portfolio
    • Technology Focused on Variability
      Managing production Variability key enabling technology
    • Part Feeding Requirements and Challenges
      Adept Solution
      Large global install base of flexible feeding systems
    • Adept’s Focus for Flexible Feeding
      Feeder - Vision - Robot Coordination
      “The vision-guided robot is the key element in this type of system. It’s principal function is the acquisition, orientation, and placement of parts to a target matrix or assembly fixture.”
      - Bud Ross, RPM Flex Feeders
    • Why Adept for Part Feeding Applications?
      High-throughput: Seamless integration of AnyFeeder, Robots, and ACE software for Vision-guided flexible feeding solution
      Flexibility: Feed bulk parts of various shapes, colors, textures, and materials with fast product changeovers
      Repeatability: Part feeding jobs demand high consistency and Adept offers portfolio of robots with high repeatability
      Precision: Cost of poor quality is high and robots need to work with high accuracy; Adept portfolio is designed for high precision jobs
      Foot print efficiency: Adept system provides a high foot print efficiency maximizing the work envelope
      Safety: Part feeding jobs can be hazardous. Adept adheres to all the safety regulations to ensure the safety of operators
    • Flexible Feeding Components
    • Expectation vs. Reality
      “Flexible parts feeding is a lot like education spending. Most folks want only the best schools and the best teachers for their children. But, when it comes time to pay the piper, the enthusiasm quickly evaporates.”
      - John Sprovieri,
      Senior Editor, Assembly Magazine
    • Major Components
      Method of presenting parts (AnyFeeder)
      Method to locate and recognize parts (Vision)
      Method of picking and placing parts (Robot)
      Method of programming the feeding solution (Software)
      ACE AdeptSight
      Adept AnyFeed
      Adept Robot
      Application Software
    • Adept AnyFeeder
      “The Adept AnyFeederis a compact, programmable part feeder to separate and flip parts without the use of conveyor-belts or recirculation“
      Variety of parts
      Part changeovers quickly and easily
      Process multiple parts simultaneously
    • Integrated bulk part feeder
      Stainless steel design
      Driven by 2 brushlessservo motors
      Quick change
      feed surfaces
      Backlight drawer
      Parallel or serial communication
      Key Features: Adept AnyFeeder
      Anti-static or textured feed surfaces
      Fast feed and flip with excellent control due to servos
      Internal vibration damping
    • Benefits of Adept AnyFeeder
      Adept ACE™ software to deploy your applications through a user-friendly interface
      High flexibility for production runs with high mix of parts and short productions cycles
      Brushless servo-drives and conveyor-less design feed parts without part jams
      Integrated backlight option for advanced vision guidance capabilities
      The feed surface option enables feeding parts with different sizes, colors, or shapes
      Feeds a variety of parts with no fixturingrequirement
    • Vision-Guidance Integration
      AdeptSight™ is intelligent software designed to perform vision guidance and inspection applications through a single interface
      Single point of control for vision-guidance applications
      Wizard-based user-friendly interface to calibrate and teach the robots
      Supports “vision-on-the-fly”
      High-speed and high-quality inspection of parts with tight tolerances
    • Robot Integration
      The Adept SmartController and ACE software is capable of integrating any of the robots with Adept AnyFeeder:
      Hybrid / Custom
    • ACE Software Integration
      Identify, calibrate, teach, and manage AnyFeeder, robot, and vision through a single interface
      Rapid deployment of applications with multiple robots for high-throughputs, multiple AnyFeeders to handle multiple parts, and multiple cameras for vision-guidance and inspection
    • PLC Integration
      ePLC software from Adept enables flexible feeding solution to be integrated with Allen Bradley’s PLC integration
      Integration enables users to program and manage AnyFeeder and robot through Allen Bradley’s PLC
    • Flexible Feeding Success Story
    • Philips (Netherlands)
      Assembling products that nobody knows for sure how they will look and work in the future
      flexible automation components from one source
      Multiple small lines for maximizing throughput, flexibility, and availability
      50 AnyFeeder and 140 Robots (SCARA and Articulated)
      ACE software to seamlessly integrate the system with vision-guidance capabilities
    • Application Video
    • Robot – Vision – AnyFeeder Integration
    • Thank you for your time.