Tuesday, September 25, 2018

As If We Couldn’t Love Autonomous Robots More!

Packaging Digest interviewed Mobile Industrial Robot (MiR)’s Vice-President of Sales Ed Mullen for the article Robust Mobile Robot MovesPallet Loads Independently. The article focuses on how the new MiR500 assists operations to become safer and more efficient by having the ability to easily transport more than 1,100 pounds at speeds of nearly 4.5 miles per hour.

During the detailed interview, Mullen shares that the MiR500 is the biggest and fastest robot that the company has developed to this day. The robot has an all-metal, durable material that will continue to work even when maneuvering through shallow water puddles and it is ideal for the transportation of heavier pallets.

Along with that, the MiR500 has an anti-slip surface and a low center of gravity that guarantees the safety of the materials being transported throughout the facility. According to Mullen, “the MiR500 can be equipped with pallet forks, conveyors, a robot arm or other options to support a range of applications, which also underlines that the MiR500 is user friendly and flexible.” In other words, with the MiR500 you have a world of possibilities!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Banner Indicates the Perfect Way To Light

Finding an efficient and cost-effective lighting indicator solution is already tough for facilities and adding space restrictions to that, makes it even harder. With that in mind, Banner has developed the TL30 series with LED lights to provide easy-to-see, self-contained operator guidance and status indication with no assembly required. 

Its 30 mm cylindrical body has an IP65 and IK07-rated rugged build that can be composed of up to total six segments in each device. The TL30’s versatile design allows facilities to have the freedom to create a combination of colors that have a specific meaning for their operations and when turned off, the devices appear gray to avoid any confusion with other surrounding lighting resulting in a safer. When turned on, the LED lights ensure a long-term, maintenance-free operations and comfortable on the eyes for employees who work in close proximity to the machines. 

Application examples:

Wire Bonders
Printing Machines
Bench Tops
Tabletop Scales
Collaborative Robots
Inspection and Testing Machines
Lab Equipment

If you would like to learn more about this product and its benefits, contact our team at (800) 228-2790.