Customizable and Expandable robot table
“Working closely with customer advisor Giuliano Longo and other employees from item, we developed an aesthetically pleasing and high-quality solution,” says Canti. Right from the start, the aim was to integrate all the robot technology and peripherals into the table without compromising the overall look. That is why the control cabinet, for example, is integrated into a drawer instead of being mounted in a position where it would be visible from the outside, as is usually the case. The drawer can be pulled out as required, and the lid of the control cabinet can be opened from above. This makes working on the terminals inside the control cabinet much more ergonomic and convenient. Instead of being fixed to the outside of the structure, the manual control unit for programming the cobot is also stowed in the drawer when not in use, keeping it well protected. It has a separate outlet, allowing for optimum cable routing. Another drawer provides space for tools, assembly sets and other components. The lower section of the robot table is ideal for storing additional technology and electronics – for the WLAN connection, for example. The table is also open at the bottom, allowing for ideal heat transfer.
Lockable doors protect vital equipment from unauthorized access. However, Canti doesn’t just appreciate the robot table for its practical features – he also likes its design: “The design is elegant with a clean, linear look, similar to a laboratory bench.” The table is fitted with Jacking Castors, meaning it can be fixed firmly in place on stable feet or pushed to different locations on the castors and set up there. In addition to the electrical connection, there is also an air supply connection for the pneumatic operation of the grippers and other end effectors. Although the standard version already offers numerous functions, there is a wide variety of modification and enhancement options. This is where the modular Building Kit System from item truly demonstrates its flexibility. For example, the control unit can, alternatively, be installed in a fixed place on the robot table. The versatile design options also bring a great deal of flexibility when it comes to structure. Whether it’s in the form of enclosures, additional drawers, safety technology or lighting fixtures – the table can be enhanced at any time. The table’s footprint can also be expanded as needed.