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ROBOT ABB YUMI MOTOR INSERTION

EIIT presents for Productronica Innovation Award 2019 this project that collects the three leading concept that currently are needed in automatization industry, specifically:

  1. Robotic
  2. Artificial Vision
  3. Collaborative

To get this goal, the concept mounts a real piece from one of our customers.

This subset is constituted by 4 pieces that will be mounted automatically by our project.

Currently this subset is mounted semi-automatically and finally will constitute the acoustic warning integrated in most of the vehicles in operation.

INNOVATION DESCRIPTION

The innovation is that we collect the main concepts requested currently by the automatization industry: Artificial Vision, Robotic and Collaborative.

All the pieces provided by the supplier are going to be fed in bulk and their position in an XY plane will be chaotic so that several artificial vision systems will be needed to indicate to the robotic arm which is the position of the most optimal piece to be removed and proceed to its manipulation.

Obviously, the feeding of these pieces by means of a bulk hopper system means that not all the pieces have an optimal position for their collection. In this sense, one of the elements included in our project is a development of the OMRON company known as AnyFeeder (This device combines the concept of feed hopper and repositioning table).

The main process is described below:

  • The pieces to be fed are deposited in a controlled feed hopper.
  • The hopper feeds a repositioning table which, by means of a controlled vibration system, makes the pieces vibrate so that their position varies.
  • By means of a camera arranged in the upper part of the vibrating table, the pieces are identified in optimal position to be picked up by the robot or otherwise the signal is sent to the table to reposition the pieces.

The advantage of this system, unlike the precise feeding elements that exist in the market, is not being linked to the geometry of the piece. Simply by training the vision system (ARTIFICIAL VISION) to recognize the new piece, the system will be ready to manipulate this new element.

Although the project in a real phase of industrialization would require as many AnyFeeder as parts to be fed, to simplify its development we will use an AnyFeeder to feed the connector and we will predispose the rest of the pieces (base, coil and cover) in position chaotic on an XY table but with the manipulation face in the correct position.

Therefore, we will have 4 parts collection areas supervised by 4 independent 5Mpx cameras that will be connected to an OMRON specific vision controller model FH-5050-2. The mission of this controller is to take independent images of each of the 4 parts feeding areas and tell the robot (ROBOTIC) the position of each of them to proceed with its manipulation.

Finally, the robot responsible for handling parts is a development of the company ABB model Yumi IRB1400. It is a fully collaborative (COLLABORATIVE), double-arm robot and allows the manipulation of pieces of up to 500gr in weight.

According to this layout, the assembly process will be as follow.

  1. We collect connector and position on assembly tool
  2. We collect base and mount on connector in assembly tool
  3. We collect coil and mount on connector and base
  4. Finally, we close the assembly with the lid

LINE MANAGER – Boosting Automated InLine Testing for Production Lines

  • Suitable for automated in-line testing with several PCBs working in parallel
  • Smart traffic management of PCBs according to the real needs of the production line

LINE MANAGER is an open platform software solution developed by EIIT for automated in line testing solution. It is a highly scalable solution to manage several automated in-line equipment from low production to high production demand of PCBs. LINE MANAGER controls all the functions of the production test equipmentand works like a smart traffic management of PCBs, optimizing the flow of the PCBs according to the configuration required for each station and each PCB model.

KEY FEATURES

Together with the flexibility of XILS handler, LINE MANAGER  prepares the production line for a variety of possible combinations with the ease of configurable hardware and software.

Moreover, this software solution allows:

  • aasy hardware and software configuration
  • visual and friendly interface
  • real-time monitoring of equipment states
  • open software compatibility with LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, TestStand, etcetera

MAIN APPLICATIONS

LINE MANAGER in comination with XILS handler is the best choice for automated in-line testing. This solution can include In-Circuit Test, Boundary Scan, In-System-Programming, Functional Test, LED tests, Vision test. These are used in the automotive, consumer goods industries, among others, for a long time.

ABOUT EIIT

EIIT started business in 1986, led by its founder, a person with many years of experience in industry and aerospace. EIIT based its foundations on offering high levels of engineering, security and the vision required to start a business focused on the development of the first automatic test systems for electronics such as ICT (In Circuit Testing) and the functional tests that started to emerge in those times in the electronics manufacturing industry. Today, EIIT is a leading engineering company, with 33 years experience in the design, manufacture and commissioning of test equipment for all industry fields, supplying our customers with innovative and technologically advanced turnkey solutions. EIIT strives to surpass customer expectations, by having a highly trained and motivated engineering department and very flexible project management approach, allowing us to deliver our products and projects without delays. With over 110 employees, EIIT belongs to CONTROLAR Group and holds production facilities in Spain, Portugal and Mexico and is represented in Malaysia and India.

EIIT in Productronica 2019

Together with CONTROLAR, EIIT will participate in Productronica 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for electronics development and production, to be held in Munich, Germany, from 12 to 15 November.

Productronica offers a comprehensive view of the global electronics manufacturing, assembly and testing market. Every two years, the leading industry representatives meet in Munich to come up with innovative solutions and products for the entire value chain in electronics manufacturing.

EIIT’s stand is located in hall A1, no. 325.

Visitors will be invited to follow a path through the different areas of PCB Systems, Test Systems, Automation Systems and watch different demonstrations of advanced industry applications that the company has been developing, which involve:

• the application of robotic solutions,
• connected machines,
• digital transformation,
• IIoT; augmented / mixed reality,
• vision systems, among others, in industrial production processes.

EIIT will thus have the opportunity to showcase its capabilities and products, attracting potential customers at a global level, maintaining proximity to the market and contact with its current customers.

The event plan will be available soon.

For more information about Productronica click here.

(Español) EIIT en FEINDEF 2019

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(Español) EIIT en MATELEC 2018

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EIIT presents the XILS600 handler at Productronica

EIIT is proud to announce the brand new member of the XILS Handler Series family, the XILS600, that will be presented at Productronica, from 14 to 17 November, in Munich, Germany.

The XILS600 is the ideal handling solution when you need multiple stations working in parallel but in a physical serial layout.

Due to a special instrumentation Subrack with a secondary interface to the fixture, this handler is the market leader in the shortest wiring distance from instrumentation to UUT, ideal for critical instruments. These characteristics make the XILS600 the ideal handler for ISP (Flashing) and FCT (Functional) applications.

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Schleuniger wins the 2015 Innovation Award

Success for Schleuniger, EIIT partner, at the productronica 2015 trade fair in Munich. The CoaxCenter 6000 received the productronica Innovation Award 2015. It is the first machine system that processes micro-coaxial cables fully-automatically and with high precision.

The Swiss Schleuniger Group celebrated a great success at the productronica 2015 trade fair in Munich, Germany. The company’s CoaxCenter 6000 won the productronica Innovation Award 6000 in the Cables, Coils and Hybrids Cluster prevailing against renowned competitors.

The CoaxCenter 6000 is the world’s first and currently the only machine system that enables micro-coaxial cables to be processed fully-automatically and with high precision. On behalf of the award panel, Christian Stoppok from the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) emphasized that the panel was particularly convinced by the innovative combination of a maximum degree of precision, the quality monitoring, and the processing volume.

Schleuniger CEO Christoph Schüpbach was extremely pleased about the prize and put this important award into a comprehensive context: “Our DNA drives us to perfect cable processing, to even better understand the current and future requirements of the industry, and respond with convincing solutions. Our CoaxCenter 6000 is just such a solution. It won the productronica Innovation Award in representation for the entire range of Schleuniger innovations,” Christoph Schüpbach makes clear. Christoph Schüpbach is also pleased “that our employees were rewarded for their continuous and outstanding commitment.”

The CoaxCenter 6000 was first presented to the public this spring at the Internepcon exhibition in Tokyo, where it attracted considerable interest amongst the visitors. The machine was designed to fulfil the modern communication society’s increased data transfer demands in terms of data volume and data security and the resulting growing requirements on antenna components. As a result, assemblers of such cables are increasingly coming up against limits, because the required length tolerances can hardly be fulfilled using manual or semi-automatic tools. Hence, the cable ends must be checked systematically and without errors. In particular, it was important to exclude human sources of error, because even the slightest contact with the cable end can bend it and render the cable unusable.

The CoaxCenter 6000 systematically integrates and automates all the confection steps on a highly flexible machine platform. For the customer, this results in numerous benefits:

  • The machine offers the highest degree of stripping accuracy of all the solutions that are currently available on the market
  • Fully automatic monitoring of the stripping results using QCam 360
  • Production protocol with all the relevant process parameters including 3D images
  • Maximum degree of flexibility with regard to the integration of additional process steps, such as crimping, tinning, and window stripping

In addition to these technological and qualitative innovations, the CoaxCenter 6000 also achieves extremely high productivity: The output of this machine is at least three times higher than with manual and semi-automatic processes, and all this with considerably lower personnel and handling requirements and in perfect quality.

This is the first year that the productronica Innovation Award was conferred. It is presented by the productronica trade fair in cooperation with the productronic trade journal. The independent award panel consisted of Professor Klaus-Dieter Lang from the Frauenhofer Institut IZM, Professor Mathias Nowottnick from the University of Rostock, Dr. Martin Oppermann from the Dresden University of Technology, Professor Lothar Pfitzner from the Frauenhofer Institut IISB, Dr. Eric Maiser from the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), and Christoph Stoppok from the Association of the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry (ZVEI).

The Schleuniger Group in Thun is a globally active technology company and a leading supplier in the Wire Processing industry. Customers of the Schleuniger Group primarily supply the automotive, entertainment and information industries as well as the communication sector. Schleuniger products are used whenever precise wire processing plays a role.

EIIT presents the new XILS800-TSi Handler at PRODUTRONICA

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EIIT presents the new XILS800-TSi Handler for TERADYNE TSi instrumentation

EIIT is proud to announce its brand new XIL800-TSi Handler built specifically to integrate TestStation® ICT equipment from TERADYNE™.

XILS800-TSi is the new member of the XILS Handler Series family, prepared for the most demanding applications and designed for high number of test points and panel sizes.

Powered by TERADYNE™ TSi ICT platform and taking advantage of the XILS series characteristics; supporting a wide range of PCB dimensions, high programmable handling speeds, fast and easy setup, with a highly facilitated product changeover; makes it the best choice for your In-Line testing needs.

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