Thinking ahead intelligently

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Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and automated guided vehicle systems (AGVSs) play a major role in increasing the flexibility of production and logistics processes. Used individually or in groups, these mobile helpers are the technical pioneers of cyber-physical production systems in the Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory framework – with the AGVs driving and working autonomously and AGVSs serving as self-organizing and self-optimizing units.   Continue reading

Automation with robots

Safety without the need for protective fences

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With the help of safety laser scanners from the microScan3 product family as well as a Flexi Soft safety controller, DESMA guarantees the safe operation of a robot on an injection molding machine. The electro-sensitive protective devices allow ergonomic access to the machine for the purposes of process-orientated material staging and removal. The robot automatically picks up the raw material provided as soon as the safety perimeter is clear and dispenses the processed silicone and rubber parts. At the same time, the safety laser scanners are especially economical on space and therefore do not impede the process. Continue reading

The new generation of safety laser scanners

Award-winning: The microScan3 is a three-time winner

After winning the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 and the GIT SICHERHEIT AWARD 2017, the microScan3 became a three-time winner by taking the iF DESIGN AWARD. The microScan3 was awarded the prize in the “Product” discipline in the “Industry / Skilled Trades” category. The iF DESIGN AWARD is given out once a year by Germany’s oldest independent design institution, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover.   Continue reading