Vision-guided robotic feeder to be shown at MACH
Posted to News on 5th Mar 2008, 22:33

Vision-guided robotic feeder to be shown at MACH

RNA Automation will be at MACH 2008 showing the newly developed SVIA MiniFlex, a fully automatic vision-guided robotic system for flexible feeding. It is equipped with continuous feeding from a conveyor to track components, thereby enabling very short cycle times to be achieved.

Vision-guided robotic feeder to be shown at MACH

The versatile MiniFlex system is designed for handling multiple components through the use of vision-guided robotics and SVIA's new PickVision vision system. Parts with various geometries can be fed in any random orientation to the MiniFlex and be picked and placed without any mechanical changes to the machine, resulting in quick changeover times. The MiniFlex is designed to replace manual feeding and other types of feeding equipment. It is also very compact, being built on a single baseplate.

MiniFlex is available in the following variants.

  • MINI: Standard machine equipped with robot ABB IRB-140 robot
  • MINI-T: 'Turbo' MiniFlex equipped with ABB IRB-140T robot. Capable of shorter cycle times
  • MINI-2: MiniFlex with a twin infeed system, making it possible to pick two different parts with one robot

MiniFlex can also be equipped with other robots from the ABB product range. In this case the robot will be mounted beside the MiniFlex.

See MiniFlex in action at MACH 2008 on stand 4896 in Hall 4.

Alternatively, call RNA Automation on +44 (0)121 749 2566, or complete an online enquiry form at

RNA Automation Ltd

Castle Bromwich Business Park
Tameside Drive
B35 7AG

44 121 749 2566

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