TFT has the skills and expertise to design and produce automation solutions using Pneumatics, Mechanics, Robotics and Electronic drive motion systems. These can be applied to materials handling, process control, pick-and-place, product assembly, testing, packaging and many more. We also offer sophisticated vision systems using tools from our alliance partners National Instruments, which can be used for product inspection, barcode scanning, product sorting etc. Software control systems can be developed using National Instruments LabView and TestStand or native languages like C++, C# and Java. Hardware is designed and developed in-house as well as integrated from our industry partners’ offerings (ST Robotics, Festo, TDA, National Instruments).
Products and Systems:
The R12-500, Firefly is a complete self-contained five axis vertically articulated robot arm system designed as a cost effective solution for bench top automation. Applications include testing, sample handling, and machine feeding. The hand terminates in a mounting plate for grippers, vacuum cups etc. Specialised grippers can also be designed and developed based on the application. The R12-500 has a payload handling of up to 1kg and a precision of 0.1mm and a reach of 500mm in any direction. The MTBF is 10 000 hours and with parts being user replaceable and includes a 2 year warranty. Our robots are used in many sectors including electronic manufacturing, aerospace, pharmaceutical and education.
R17 is a low cost entry to bench top robot, fast, accurate and reliable and easy to program. It has a long reach and therefore a larger and much more useful workspace than comparable machines. The R17 has a payload handling of up to 2kg and a precision of 0.2mm and a reach of 750mm in any direction. The MTBF is 10 000 hours and with parts being user replaceable and includes a 2 year warranty.
R19 is a low cost entry to bench top robot, fast, accurate and reliable and easy to program. It is of the cylindrical format with four axes ideally suited to working in a plane around the robot. Like our other robot arms it is excellent value fast and accurate. The R19 has a payload handling of up to 2kg and a precision of 0.15mm and a reach of 549mm. The MTBF is 10 000 hours and with parts being user replaceable and includes a 2 year warranty.
Through various techniques, equipment and algorithms, we use experienced machine vision engineering capabilities to enhance systems to their full potential. By implementing well-designed vision systems, machine process control and feedback is enhanced to provide the data needed to automate most processes.
- Defect Detection
Defect detection refers to the automatic inspection of customer parts looking for potential defects. Defects can be cosmetic or affect product functionality.
Our vision system
- Tolerance Monitoring
Machine vision inspection systems can be critical in monitoring process related tolerances and allowing the associated control systems to adjust for those trending toward boundary conditions.
- Component Measurement
Many products produced by automation have stringent specifications on the dimensions and shape of their constituent components. Component Measurement can ensure quality by comparing components to product specifications automatically.
While inspection vision systems provide feedback data to the customer about their product quality and process capability, other vision systems are routinely implemented to assist the automation equipment itself to perform the duties it was designed to undertake.
- Alignment Feedback and Robot Guidance
When assembling components into a larger product, it is often necessary to align one part with another prior to insertion or attachment in some way. Machine vision systems can easily provide the alignment systems with the positional feedback they.
- Part Presence and Orientation
Various checks and balances are used to ensure no parts or tooling is handled in a manner that is damaging. Many different sensor systems are utilized for this purpose, but machine vision systems are employed when difficult sensing applications arise.
- Barcode Traceability and Print Verification
Barcodes are scanned by a high resolution camera and the data decoded using National Instruments Vision Application Interface. The data can then be stored on a database for traceability.
Accurate data manipulation can then be performed to give you statistical relevant information.
We provide tailored made conveyor belt solutions to the electronic manufacturing industry. Automation of conveyor belt solutions, product handling, interfacing to various controllers and supplying of customised components to suit you requirements.
We offer services in conveyor belt automation using Yaskawa controllers based on your requirements.