Flexxbotics

Flexxbotics optimizes collaborative robot changeover through intuitive software and hardware robot productivity tools. Flexxbotics helps to redeploy robots to multiple jobs. This increases the robot's utilization and accelerates its ROI. 

 

Electromate provides the Flexx Reference and the Flexx CNC from Flexxbotics to compliment your Universal Robots Cobot.


Flexxbotics Products We Provide:

Flexx Reference

A robotic software/hardware 6-degree offset tool that makes any Universal Robot flexible. Eliminates the need to tirelessly update robot waypoints/moves any time your robotic work cell shifts. The intuitive interface and easy locking mechanism allows any operator to conduct a robot redeployment.


Flexx CNC

A standardized middleware and URCap designed to make a Universal Robot easily communicate with multiple CNC machines. Give you the ability to automate all aspects of running a CNC including: loading g-code, writing macros, cycle start/stop detection, and controlling peripherals.


Flexxbotics Videos:

Flexx Connect Demo

Flexx Reference Demo


Flexxbotics FAQ:

WHAT IS A ROBOT REFERENCE FRAME?

Robot’s are generally programmed relative to their base. This means every waypoint and move is taught relative to the base. If you move the robot base your moves and waypoints will move proportional to the distance the base has moved. You can use alternate frames such as reference points. These reference points give what are called real world coordinates to a robot so they can have a better understadning of it’s location.

WHAT IS A ROBOT OFFSET?

A robot offset is a software adjustment made to a robot’s waypoints and moves. It takes the kinematic difference between a robot’s original and new position and updates the moves and waypoints relative to that kinematic difference.

HOW MANY DEGREES OF FREEDOM DOES THE FLEXX REFERENCE OFFSET?

The Flexx Reference offsets a programs moves and waypoints in 6 degrees of freedom or X,Y,Z, Rx (Roll), Ry (Pitch) and Rz (Yaw).

WHAT IS THE ACCURACY OF THE FLEXX REFERENCE?

The Flexx Reference has two accuracy versions. The standard Flexx Reference has an accuracy spec of +/- 1mm. The High Accuracy Flexx Reference has an accuracy spec of +/-0.1- 0.5mm. The High Accuracy spec is based off a normal distribution with the median being 0.3mm and a standard deviation of 0.1mm.

DO I NEED TO PUT THE ROBOT IN THE SAME PLACE WHEN USING THE FLEXX REFERENCE?

The simple answer is no. The Flexx Reference uses hardware and software to offset your program without the need to dock your robot. We suggest you put some markers on the floor to place the wheels of your robot in a relatively similar spot for robot waypoint reach concerns. We also suggest using the align feature of the FLexx Reference which creates a waypoint for your robot to go to about 6 inches above your lockout point. This assist your operator with locating a relatively close location of where the robot needs to be positioned.

IF I HAVE ONE ROBOT AND TWO STATIONS WHICH COMPONENTS FROM FLEXX CONNECT DO I NEED?

Flexx Connect is comprised of two product kits; Flexx Reference and Flexx Beacon. Flexx Reference consists of one URCap per robot and one Mechanical Lockout kit (one Robot EOAT and one Station Interface Piece). Every additional station you wish to be able to offset requires one additional Station Interface Piece. Flexx Beacon consists of one URCap per robot, one Flexx Scanner and 2 Beacons. Flexx Reference and Flexx beacon run on the same URCap and can be purchased individually or together as a Flexx Connect kit. In this scenario of one robot and two stations, you would need one Flexx Connect kit and one additional Station Interface Piece.


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