We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our Introducing Sawyer event at our new facility in Exton, PA this past Tuesday (3/22/16). The turnout was outstanding with both the morning and afternoon sessions filled.
Both sessions had the same agenda consisting of an introduction to from Tony ____, ____ at Rethink Robotics. Following Tony was a brief overview of the services that ONExia provides to our customers who purchase Baxter and Sawyer by our CEO Greg Selke.
Precision and repeatability are two of the main features that make Sawyer a great addition to the Rethink Robotics line of collaborative robots. Our Robotics Specialist, Justin Griffin set up a task that requires the robot to put both features to the test.
Justin set up a task that at first glance appears to be very simple – put a bearing on the shaft and remove it. Conventional robotic arms would require hours of programming to achieve this but Justin had it running in 3o minutes.
Out of the box Baxter and Sawyer from Rethink Robotics allow users to train the robot tasks in minutes using the Intera software platform. Also included in Intera is the ability to connect a PLC to expand I/O capabilities on both collaborative robots.
Our engineers have designed a simple to connect, simple to install solution for expanding I/O capabilities and adding a PLC to the robots. Our PLC I/O Box provides 12 programmable digital inputs and 12 digital outputs. It also includes a built in operating panel with on-board I/O configuration.
Early last week we received our Sawyer robot at our facility in Exton, PA. The latest collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics features a single arm design that can handle a higher payload and increased precision as compared to Baxter, the first robot from Rethink.
I spent the morning with our Robotics Specialist, Justin Griffin as he unpacked and powered up Sawyer for the first time to get his reactions about the newest resident in the ONExia Innovation Lab.