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FlexCube Series – Flexible 3-Axis Vibrator Feeders

RNA and Asyril cooperate in the development and sales of Flexible Part Feeding Systems and Vibration Platforms. FlexCube / AsyCube flexible vibrator feeders offer high performance part feeding, pre-orientation and optimal surface distribution of bulk parts and components.
 

ROBO-FLEX P
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How it works

  • Homogeneous parts separation and orientation using the innovative 3-Axis Vibration Technology
  • Detection of correctly oriented parts by vision system
  • Part pick from platform and assembly by robot
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Parts are spread homogeneously on the feeder surface and can even be systematically oriented in many cases by using intelligent vibration patterns in combination with a structured plate. Entire part families can thus be handled with a single feeder, making the system highly future-proof.

3-Axis Vibration Technology

  • Asyril’s unique and patented 3-axis vibration technology allows moving parts freely on a platform in different directions.
  • Using RNA’s intuitive HMI interface, the platform vibration parameters can be tuned specifically for an optimal part distribution and fastest resulting cycle time. A functioning part feeding recipe is typically created in less than 5 minutes
  • Systematic part orientation can be achieved with intelligently structured platforms (grooves, holes, nests).
3-Axis Vibration Technology

FlexCube Advantages

  • Compatible with all part geometries: 99% of parts can be fed on the FlexCube feeders – including complex geometries and delicate materials
  • Minimum production changeover times enable flexible, future-proof production systems
  • Extremely gentle part handling due to 3-axis vibration technology : parts can be moved in all directions, including the optimal choice of flipping amplitude for each part. Minimal abrasion as parts do not need to be recirculated. Platform purge possible.
  • Advanced reliability and durability due to State-of-the-Art Voice Coil Technology ; no compressed air
  • Precise part detection thanks to integrated, adjustable backlight / optional RNA vision inspection system
  • Systematic part orientation can be achieved with intelligently structured platforms (grooves, holes, nests)
  • Easy configuration and installation through feeder control center software
  • Simple system integration with numerous software communication plugins with the most popular robot brands.
  • Simple Communication with all types of automation systems based on standard communication protocols TCP/IP, Modbus TCP
  • Preconfigured fieldbus gateway/hardware adapter available for EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET

ROBO-FLEX P

RNA has developed a new, flexible feeding system ROBO-FLEX P based on the 3-axis vibration platform technology.

The Robo-Flex P flexible feeding and assembly cell shows how a continuous, fixed-tact assembly system can be realized without the need for a buffer using two FlexCube/Asycube 240 platforms in parallel.

Learn more about RNA ROBO-FLEX P.

ROBO-FLEX-P


 

Features & Benefits

  • Two independent vibrtation platforms; A central robot
  • A quick pick-off rate, up to 100 parts per minute
  • Integrated hopper- and platform purge options
  • Minimal production changeover times
  • Easily integrated with all major brands of industrial robots
  • All components are controlled using a Beckhoff PLC featuring an an intuitive HMI interface.

FlexCube 50

Ideal flexible feeder for small components from 0.1 to 5 mm for flat and cube-like parts, and up to 10 mm for long parts (e.g. pins and needles)

FlexCube 80

FlexCube AsyCube 80 Ideal flexible feeder for small components from 3 to 10 mm for flat and cube-like parts, and up to 15 mm for long parts (e.g. pins and needles)

FlexCube 240

FlexCube AsyCube 240Ideal flexible feeder for components from 5 to 40 mm for flat and cube-like parts, and up to 50 mm for long parts (e.g. pins and needles)

FlexCube 530

FlexCube AsyCube 530Ideal flexible feeder for small components from 30 to 150 mm

Dimensions

Size of vibratory platform:
45 x 34 mm; ~50 mm diagonal
1.3 x 1.8 in; ~2 in diagonal

Feeder size (L x W x H):
293 x 46 x 138 mm
11.5 x 1.8 x 5.4 in

Hopper sizes
10 cm3 / 110 cm3

Documentation

3D/CAD

Video

Asycube 50 Mixed Applications 3-Axis Vibration Demo

Dimensions

Size of vibratory platform:
67 x 52 mm; ~80 mm diagonal
2.6 x 2.1 in; ~3.1 in diagonal

Feeder size (L x W x H):
320 x 61 x 138 mm
12.6 x 2.4 x 5.4 in

Hopper sizes
160 cm3

Documentation

3D/CAD

Video

Asycube 80 | Mixed Applications 3-Axis Vibration Demo

Dimensions

Size of vibratory platform:
195 x 150 mm; ~250 mm diagonal
7.6 x 5.9 in; ~10 in diagonal

Feeder size (L x W x H):
300 x 171 x 132 mm
11.8 x 6.7 x 5.2 in

Hopper sizes
2L/3L

Documentation

3D/CAD

Video

Asycube 240 | Mixed Applications 3-Axis Vibration Demo

Dimensions

Size of vibratory platform:
427 x 371 mm; ~530 mm diagonal
16.8 x 14.6 in; ~20.9 in diagonal

Feeder size (L x W x H):
600 x 372 x 320 mm
23.7 x 14.7 x 12.6 in

Hopper sizes
15L

Documentation

3D/CAD

Video

Asycube 530 | Mixed Applications 3-Axis Vibration Demo


APPLICATIONS

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gemoetry flat
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URCap FlexCube/Asycube Plugin for Universal Robots

The upcoming URCap will provide a user-friendly interface enabling a fast, seamless and hassle-free integration of any FlexCube/Asycube robotic flexible parts feeder in conjunction with any Universal Robot.

  • Direct connection between all the feeder range (FlexCube 50, 80 240 and 530) and the UR controller
  • Select the best suited vibration set for the parts you would like to feed
  • Use pre-configured program nodes to vibrate the feeder in different directions or to activate the integrated backlight directly from the robot program
  • Easily adapt the sample codes provided with the URCap for your specific application
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The UR program software packages are tested and approved by Universal Robots and enable a direct data exchange with UR robotics systems.


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