Nachi News

 

September 2016

For Immediate Release:  Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. recently attended the 2016 IMTS show in Chicago, IL. Nachi displayed a variety of industry leading technologies including the FlexHand Gripper, ES & EZ Series Robots, Assembly Technology, Machine Tending Konsei Gantry Robot, and the powerful MC400L. Also presented for the first time in the United States was an interactive demo using the MZ series robot that allowed show attendees to guide the robot using a joystick and race against the clock to win prizes.

FlexHand

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ES06 & ES12 Robots

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 Assembly Robot Work Cell

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 Konsei Gantry

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 MC400L Robot

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 Joystick Guided Robot

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September 2015

For Immediate Release:  Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. has combined the most effective, safe, and user friendly collaborative robot technologies to achieve the highest level of operator safety while maximizing production output. Nachi Robots are capable of operating in 4 (four) unique collaborative modes during a process; these modes can be run in concert or independently depending on application requirements using a variety of robot models. Whether you are interested in Safety-Rated Monitored Stop, Direct Teach Hand-Guided Programming, Speed and Separation Monitoring, or Power and Force Limiting technologies Nachi has a solution to optimize your manufacturing process by providing collaborative robot solutions. Nachi collaborative robot technologies satisfy the robot safety requirements of ISO10218-1 international standard.

Collaborative Robot

Collaboration Method #1: Safety-Rated Monitored Stop

Using the first method of collaboration, Safety-Rated Monitored Stop, the robot can be stopped in a safe position allowing the operator to load, unload, or add parts and perform other tasks without shutting off robot motor power. Safety-Rated Monitored Stop can drastically improve cycle time by avoiding tedious restart procedures while also minimizing additional tooling costs. Nachi Robots utilize the RMU (Robot Monitoring Unit), a Category 4 ISO 13849-1 PLe certified safety device to prevent motion during the Safety-Rated stop period. RMU has been certified as a safety device by TUV and complies with international safety standards for industrial robot collaborative use.

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Collaboration Method #2: Hand Guideance

The second mode of collaboration simplifies programming and reduces setup time by allowing the operator to program the robot using the Hand Guided method called Direct Teach. Nachi has developed a specialized safety enabled Direct Teach joystick that connects to the robot allowing the user to move the robot to program points without a teach pendant. Points and programmed paths can be easily taught without extensive robotics knowledge, simplifying setup and reducing programming time. Additionally, Nachi Robots can utilize Safety-Rated Monitored Stop in combination with hand guidance during automatic operation, allowing the operator to manipulate the robot along it's taught path or a modified path. Combining methods of collaboration adds flexibility to operations with inherent variability in processes.

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Collaboration Method #3: Speed and Separation Monitoring

Speed and Separation Monitoring is the third mode employed to allow safe and direct collaboration between humans and robots. Safety rated sensors detect human presence and the robots speed is limited proportionally to the distance between robot and human. The robot will operate at full speed when the human is in the green zone, reduced speed in the yellow zone, and completely stop once human enters the red zone.  Speed reduction settings can be independently configured to the application depending on a risk assessment.  Speed and separation monitoring can be configured to operate with collaboration methods #1 and #2 to provide a fully flexible system that can be safely stopped and manipulated at any time during automatic operation.

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Collaboration Method #4: Power and Force Limiting

The fourth mode of collaboration is what defines a typical collaborative robot as it is commonly known throughout the robotics industry. The ability to limit motor power and force during an application eliminates the ability of the robot to harm a human worker. After performing a risk assessment, collaborative applications can be performed without the need for additional safety fencing. Using the Nachi RMU (Robot Monitoring Unit), limited power output motors, and reduced operating speeds operators can work side-by-side with robots without fear of harm to the operator. If the robot contacts a human or other object it will simply stop upon making contact without causing injury or damage.  The robot can then be restarted from any point allowing it to continue production.

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July 2015

For Immediate Release:  Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. is proud to announce that the MZ Robot Series is now Clean Room Compliant to ISO 14644-1 Class 4.  The ISO rating allows the Nachi MZ03EL, MZ04, MZ04E, MZ07, MZ07P, MZ07L, and MZ07LP to be used in clean room environments for critical manufacturing processes such as pharmaceutical, electronics, biotechnology, and defense.

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A cleanroom or clean room is an environment, typically used in manufacturing or scientific research, with a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. More accurately, a cleanroom has a controlled level of contamination that is specified by the number of particles per cubic meter at a specified particle size. To give perspective, the ambient air outside in a typical urban environment contains 35,000,000 particles per cubic meter in the size range 0.5 Î¼m and larger in diameter, corresponding to an ISO 9 cleanroom, while an ISO 1 cleanroom allows no particles in that size range and only 12 particles per cubic meter of 0.3 Î¼m and smaller.

June 2015

For Immediate Release:  Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. recently sponsored a free educational webinar that was hosted by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) on the subject of "Collaborative and Service Robots".  Nachi has been on the forefront of collaborative robotics with the introduction of advanced safety equipment such as the RMU (Robot Monitoring Unit and MZ04E Safe Robot.  To view the free educational webinar at any time click the image below.

RIA WEBINAR

 

May 2015

For Immediate Release:  Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. has introduced a game-changing robotic vision system capable of accurately identifying randomly oriented components with complex shapes and surface contours.  The Nachi NV-Pro EX 3D surface pattern matching vision system combines the most effective attributes of several traditional sensing solutions to create an innovative technology with advanced application capabilities.

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The NV-Pro EX vision system uses dot cloud projection technology and stereo-vision cameras to measure and match component surface contours to 3D CAD data or known reference library images.  Using dot cloud technology, components without easily identifiable features such as holes or distinct edges can be topographically mapped and measured using only surface contour features.   The acquired surface contour feature data is processed by NV-Pro EX dot pattern projection analysis software and is used to identify both location and angular orientation of randomly placed components.  Once images are acquired and processed, the Nachi NV-Pro EX vision system automatically generates highly accurate offset data for use within the robot program.  Multiple components can be identified and measured during each image processing sequence, storing offset data in queue for subsequent use and reduction of process cycle time.  Nachi Robots connect seamlessly to NV-Pro EX vision systems and allow the use of user selected camera brands for simplification of setup and reduction of application costs.  To further simplify application setup and use, images and vision data can be directly viewed using the robots’ full color touch screen teach pendant or exported to a large viewing monitor.  To request information or demonstration on the Nachi NV-Pro EX 3D surface pattern matching vision system please contact Nachi directly at 248-305-6545 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

April 2015

For Immediate Release:  Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. recently attended the 2015 Automate Show in Chicago, IL and displayed a variety of new technologies including the NV-Pro EX Vision System, Direct Teach, Nachi Robo-Gantry, Motion Capture, Dual Arm Robot, Wireless Teach Pendant, and Versaball Gripper.

 

MZ04 Robot equipped with
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Motion Capture NV-Pro Vision System Wireless Teach Pendant
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Shown in the video below, using Nachi NV-Pro EX Dot Cloud Vision Technology, components lacking easily identifiable features such as holes or defined edges can be selected based upon surface contour and picked from bins of randomly arranged parts; this technology also saves cycle time as multiple parts queue from a single image process sequence.

 

 

 

January 2015

For Immediate Release: Expanding on the small robot MZ Series product lineup, Nachi is proud to announce the release of the MZ04, MZ04E, and MZ03EL models.

 

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MZ04 & MZ04E

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The new MZ Series robot arms feature ultra high-speed motion capability with advanced through-arm dress capabilities to simplify routing of hoses and cables for material handling, assembly, vision and many other applications.  Boasting an IP67 rating, MZ Series robots are the fastest in class in standardized speed testing, leading all competitors’ robots.  Flexible mounting solutions allow MZ Series to be floor, wall, or invert mounted to better suit customers’ needs for any given application.  As the newest addition to Nachi’s comprehensive robot lineup, MZ Series robots build on the great heritage of large payload robots by providing an extremely versatile small robot with top of the line capabilities.  The MZ03EL incorporates the same great features as other MZ Series robot with added reach up to 1.1 meter horizontal reach for larger work areas.

MZ04E robots use "Safe Robot" technology and use motors rated at no more than 80w on each of its axes. It can be used without safety fences* and operators can work adjacent to the robot. (* Risk assessment required)  In addition to the MZ04E Safe Robot, the MZ04 robots incorporate optional direct teaching technology that allows operators to physically move the arm to teach the required operations. This hands-on operation with the robot simplifies and greatly shortens the teaching process.  The MZ04 robot has a footprint equal to an A5 sheet of paper and weighs less than 62 lbs, designed to be extremely compact with minimal installation space, unconventional layout options include; ceiling mount, wall-mounting, and tilted postures.

In addition to the industry leading innovative features offered by MZ Series robot arms, controller size has been significantly reduced with the introduction of the new Nachi Compact-FD (CFD) Controller.  Based on its industry proven full size brother the FD11 controller, the PC sized CFD Controller features 200-230v (single phase or 3 phase), IP20 protection level and a new miniature teach pendent (miniTP).  In addition to the ergonomic size offered by the CFD controller, system backups can now be created directly to USB media devices ensuring your production programs will never be compromised.  The Nachi Smart Teach Pendent (SmartTP) is also available providing full color graphical touch screen robot control functionality for ultimate ease of use.  Also available on MZ Series robots is a 120v control package expanding the application range even further.  MZ Series robots can be installed anywhere you can plug into the wall making it an ideal solution for universities, training facilities, R&D laboratories, or anyone without access to commercial power.  Application possibilities are endless and applied seamlessly with advanced Nachi Software Packages including palletizing, force sensing, vision sensing, line tracking conveyor synchronization, material handling, and many more.

To learn more about MZ Series Robots please visit the MZ Series Website

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July 2014

For Immediate Release: Concept Systems utilizes Nachi MC Series robot to automate product tracking in the steel processing industry

Concept Systems' BilletID utilizes 3D machine vision with a Nachi MC series robot to create a flexible, automated billet tagging system. The turnkey system attaches identification tags to billets, blooms, slabs, rounds, and blanks in the casting area immediately after cutting, while the product travels across a cooling bed.  BilletID is the most flexible system on the market, integrating with the existing line (typically without mechanical modification). The tags have human-readable data in addition to barcodes, providing fail-safe tracking of production. The automated solution ensures tagging accuracy while eliminating safety risks associated with human operators having to manually apply tags to 1,200°F steel billets.

See a video of BilletID in production below: 


 

 

June 2014

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May 2014

For Immediate Release: Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary (1989 - 2014) by hosting a partner meeting at our new and much larger facility located in Novi Michigan.

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Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. has been supplying robots and robotic manufacturing process solutions to a variety of industries for the past 25 years. During that time Nachi has led the robotic industry in servogun spot welding, arc welding, material handling, robotic vision, machine tending, palletizing, press transfer, dross removal, resistance seam welding, and dispensing.  Our comprehensive product lineup, extensive process knowledge, and exceptional customer support combined with a  network of experienced automation integrators make Nachi Robots the clear choice for your next manufacturing project.

At our 25th anniversary partner meeting we hosted representatives from member companies within our integration network to discuss cutting edge technologies, new robotic products, and the future of Nachi.  One attendee of the event was Wyco, a key Nachi partner in delivering successful automation solutions throughout america for the past 24 years

Shown in this photo Jim and Austin Wyman from Wyco meet with Nachi President Mike Bomya

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Wyco

Wyco was founded in 1990 as a technical sales agency specializing in automation components and equipment. With a diverse background in all aspects of the industrial automation field, Wyco offers unique and innovative solutions for the most demanding applications.

April 2014

For Immediate Release: Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. introduces FlexGui graphical user interface software.

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FlexGui is a graphical user interface running on NACHI's advanced FD11 robot controller that allows the user to easily create nice looking and intuitive user interfaces that can be programmed to meet any operator's skill level.  User interface screens are touch screen optimized, cross functional across Teach Pendants, PC's, and Mobile Devices, and can be used for a variety of control functions.  FlexGui interfaces can provide complete work cell control, production data tracking, cell initialization and operation, manual override functionality, testing and diagnostic functionality, and even customized help screens.  The FlexGui family of innovative technology solutions also includes FlexGui Toolbox on the PC, FlexGui Anywhere on Smart-Phones and Tablets, FlexGui Remote, and FlexGui Reporting.  Together, FlexGui interface solutions provide the most flexibility offered from any robot company for interfacing modern devices with advanced manufacturing processes.

Click HERE to learn more about FlexGui

March 2014

For Immediate Release: Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. is sponsoring a webinar hosted by the Robotic Industries Association.  Sign up to watch the webinar for free today.

RIA Webinar 

This webinar will describe different kinds of robots, their suitability for various applications, integration methodologies and many proven solutions. These solutions will illustrate cell design with precise and fast real-time multitasking coordination of conveyors, racks, bins and peripheral equipment e.g., vision, force & torque sensing, and I/O control.  See videos of impressive factory solutions in action (e.g., in automotive plants, packaging settings, and semiconductor manufacturing facilities.)

Register today for the free webinar by clicking HERE

February 2014

For Immediate Release: Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. introduces advanced Hollow Arm versions of the SRA Series Robots.

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Nachi SRA-H series robots offer advanced through-arm cababilites with high payload capacity, a feature typically only available on small robots. Through arm routing of pneumatic, power, signal, motor, and encoder cables simplifies robot dress and increases application flexibility.  By neatly routing all essential connections through the robot arm, extremely accurate offline simulation studies can be conducted with confidence.  Performing offline simulations with Nachi's SRA-H Series Robots drastically reduces installation programming time and allows designers to create work cell layouts with ease.  Minimize the chance of dress elements snagging on peripheral equipment or tooling, minimize maintenance, and increase up-time in your manufacturing process.  Built on the proven industry leading SRA Robot platform SRA-H series robots provide unmatched speed, repeatability, and reliability.  Four unique models to chose from make SRA-H through arm robots capable of performing more applications with payloads ranging from 100Kg through 220Kg.  The SRA-H Robot Series includes the SRA100H, SRA133HL, SRA220H and SRA220HV.  The SRA220HV is a unique invert (ceiling) mount capable robot for applications where increased robot density or floorspace conservation is a must.  Nachi SRA-H Series Robots offer the latest in mechancial design, powerful software application tools, and ease of operator use.  Contact Nachi today to learn about improving your manufacturing processes with SRA-H Series Robots.

January 2014

For Immediate Release: Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. adds the compact SRA100J and mid sized SRA100B to the SRA Series Robots.

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Nachi Robotic Systems is proud to introduce the SRA100B and SRA100J models, extending the application possibilities of the SRA series even further. Compact and mid-sized SRA Series Robots increase application possiblities while reducing work space requirements.  Using compact and mid-sized robots allow multi-layer robot installations, increasing robot density and production throughput. Nachi SRA100B and SRA100J Robots provide compact layout possibilites while maintaining ultra high-speed motion, exceptional accuracy, and payload capacity needed for spot welding and heavy material handling applications.  When combined with other Nachi SRA Series Robots such as the SRA120EL, high density robot applications can be achieved to allow as many as 5 robots to work simultaneously on the same product.

High Density Robot Application Example Video

 

 

December 2013

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November 2013

For Immediate Release: (November, 2013 - Novi, MI) – Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. has relocated to a new 65,000 square foot facility to meet the growing demand for robotic products and services.

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc (NRS) has moved to a new building located at 42775 W. 9 Mile Rd. Novi, Michigan 48375.  In order to meet the growing demand for robotic products, such as the industry’s fastest spot welding robots in the SRA Series or the ultra high-speed and compact MZ07 Series robots, Nachi has moved into a much larger facility to meet the needs of our customers.  Moving to the new location will consolidate the training and manufacturing facilities under a single roof, providing a central location for all of your robotic needs. The new 65,000 sq. ft. Nachi Robotic Systems facility will provide extensive floor space for setup of robots and integration of robotic systems set for delivery to customers.  Nachi will also have more technology available for viewing in the Robotic Technology Demonstration Area, which is used to showcase the latest robotic products and cutting edge technologies to customers.  The new engineering and service offices will be located adjacent to the manufacturing floor to assure the continuation of exceptional product support our customers have come to expect from Nachi Robotic Systems Inc.  Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. based in Novi, Michigan was established in 1989 and delivers robotic systems to customers across the North America.

Visit www.NachiRobotics.com or www.youtube.com/user/nachirobotic to see our robots in action.

October 2013

Press Release:

NRS

As of November 1, 2013, Nachi Robotic Systems Inc (NRS) will have a new address and be located at 42775 W. 9 Mile Rd. Novi, Michigan 48375.  In order to meet the growing demand for its robotic products, such as the industry leading speed SRA Series or the fast and agile MZ07 Series small robot, Nachi is moving into a facility with adequate space to meet the needs of our customers and allow for consolidation of the training facility and manufacturing facility under a single roof. The 65,000 sq. ft. facility of Nachi Robotic Systems will allow for the assembly of more robotic systems set for delivery to customers.  Nachi will also have more technology available for viewing in the Robotic Technology Area, which is used to demonstrate and showcase the latest robotic technologies to customers.   The new engineering section will be located close to the manufacturing area to assure the continuation of the great collaboration and service our customers have come to expect from Nachi Robotic Systems Inc.  Nachi Robotic Systems Inc based in Novi, Michigan was established in 1989 and delivered robotic systems to customers all over the North America.

Visit our YouTube Channel to see Nachi Robots in action.

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September 2013

Press Release:

For Immediate Release: (September, 2013 - Novi, MI) â€“ Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. introduces a new series of small robots with the debut of the ultra high-speed MZ07 Series Robots.

 

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The MZ07 robot arm features ultra high-speed motion capability with advanced through-arm dress capabilities to simplify routing of hoses and cables for material handling, assembly, vision and many other applications.  Boasting an IP67 rating, the MZ07 robot is the fastest in class with unmatched 0.31 second cycle time in standardized speed testing, leading all competitors’ robots.  Flexible mounting solutions allow the MZ07 to be floor, wall, or invert mounted to better suit customers’ needs for any given application.  As the newest addition to Nachi’s comprehensive robot lineup, the MZ07 builds on the great heritage of large payload robots by providing an extremely versatile small robot with top of the line capabilities.

In addition to the industry leading innovative features offered by the MZ07 robot arm, controller size has been significantly reduced with the introduction of the new Nachi Compact-FD (CFD) Controller.  Based on its industry proven full size brother the FD11 controller, the PC sized CFD Controller features 200-230v (single phase or 3 phase), IP20 protection level and a new miniature teach pendent (miniTP).  In addition to the ergonomic size offered by the CFD controller, system backups can now be created directly to USB media devices ensuring your production programs will never be compromised.  The Nachi Smart Teach Pendent (SmartTP) is also available providing full color graphical touch screen robot control functionality for ultimate ease of use.  Also available on the MZ07 robot system is a 120v control package expanding the application range even further.  The MZ07 can be installed anywhere you can plug into the wall making it an ideal solution for universities, training facilities, R&D laboratories, or anyone without access to commercial power.  Application possibilities are endless and applied seamlessly with advanced Nachi Software Packages including palletizing, force sensing, vision sensing, line tracking conveyor synchronization, material handling, and many more.

                Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. is the North American Robot Headquarters for sales, service, engineering, and program management.  Nachi Robotic Systems is a full-service robotic supplier with five branch offices throughout North America.  For more information contact Todd Babisch at Nachi Robotic Systems Inc., 22285 Roethel Drive, Novi, MI 48375.  Phone: 248.305.6545  FAX: 248.305.6542,  Or online, visit www.NachiRobotics.com

See The MZ07 in action by visiting our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/nachirobotic 

August 2013

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