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Trending on DoF This Week - Jan. 5

Amanda Lee
by Amanda Lee on Jan 5, 2017 7:00:00 AM

What's trending on DoF this week? UR controller upgrade kit to 3.1, how to make a spiral motion on a surface using UR, facial tissue paper machine automation, last chance to share your robotics wishlist and much more. Get the latest news from automation Pros!

Universal Robots Controller Upgrade Kit to 3.1 

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Remember that the Camera is compatible with UR controller 3.1, while our other URCaps products will require controller 3.0 and over. Well, Universal Robots just released an upgrade kit to convert your controller to 3.1! It's available since January 1st and you can convert your CB3 to the latest. This means that anyone with a CB3 controller can now upgrade their controller motherboard to be compatible with the Robotiq Wrist Camera. Read more about it here.

How to Make a Spiral Motion on a Surface of 5cm*3cm Using Universal Robot?

spiral.pngA Pro wanted help from the community on making either a spiral motion or creating a small circle and gradually increase its diameter. Some Pros shared their experience in programming spiral moves using the CircleMove function and writing a URScript. Do you have any experience to share?

Facial Tissue Paper Machine Automation From Human Operator to Collaborative Robots and Grippers 

A Pro shared a customer requirement regarding the robot. The maximum pay load for the robot is 4 kg (excluding the Gripper assembly) and maximum reach is 90 cm. The robot has to identify a certain width of a tissue log with a specific number of tissue sheets, then pick up the tissue log and rotate the log through 90 Degrees to finally put the log on to a conveyor belt nearby. Take a look at what other automation Pros suggested.

What's Your Robotics Wishlist?

It's your last chance to share with us your robotics wishlist for the new year. What would you like to see improve? To achieve in your factory? Which challenges are you looking to overcome?

Tell us in this short survey and help nurture future roboticists!

For each qualified response, we'll donate 5$ to FIRST Robotics Quebec, to help support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) interest in children through robotics competitions.

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