Robotics & Flexible Automation
Automate manufacturing processes and eliminate waste on your line with advanced robotic solutions.
Whatever the complexity. Whatever the challenge. Whatever the space. Eckhart is the one stop source for design, build, programming, and support of advanced robotic solutions for Industry 4.0. We analyze every production part and process. We dimension your exact space. And then, we design a seamless solution around your specifications, space, and processes.
Beyond robots, our expert team designs, manufactures and integrates a complete solution suite that surrounds your robot or automated piece of equipment. These solutions include AGVs, conveyors, lift assists and secure tooling, fixtures, and material handling racks for any manufacturing application.
3M™ Automated Taping System (ATS)
Eckhart is proud to partner with 3M to offer the Automated Taping System (ATS) for 3M™ Attachment Tape. The ATS is a flexible industrial solution to apply adhesion promoter, lay 3M™ Attachment Tape on any part or surface, and create both die-cut pieces and extended liner tabs.
End-to-end Application Solution
Leverages both traditional and collaborative robotic technologies
Intended for 3M customers interested in introducing significant automation to their operation
Fully customizable and integrated globally by Eckhart
Contact us to set up an in-person demonstration.
3M™ Automated Taping System
COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS - ECKHART FLEX SOLUTIONS
As the leading collaborative robotic system integrator in North America, we have an established track record of successfully integrating collaborative robots into factory environments. Along with immediate safety, productivity, and product quality improvements, we help our customers capture the rapid payback with our collaborative robotic solutions.
Eckhart’s Flex-line collaborative robotic solutions are customized to your exact manufacturing environment and provide a cost optimal alternative to traditional robots. Various applications include inspection, detection, pick and place, and securing.
Enhance quality inspection anywhere on an existing build or inspection line to improve productivity and inspection accuracy. FlexCheck™ combines collaborative robots and advanced vision technology to bring the robot to the point of inspection, eliminating the variability of a fixed position vision system.
Our most advanced FlexCheck™ system is integrated with an AGV to provide fully autonomous vision inspection.
Custom Quality Inspection
Up to 20 unique inspection points in 30 seconds
Safe operation within a small footprint among operators
Automatically generate and store data for traceability and to inform timely root cause corrective action (RCCA) efforts
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Move parts from point-A to point-B with ease and precision – whether small or large, regular or peculiar geometries.
Custom Pick and Place Functions
7 lbs (3 kg) – 77 lbs (35 kg)
Range of Motion:
Up to 1800mm (dependent on model)
Range of Speeds:
Up to 500 mm/sec (without safety devices)
Up to 1000 mm/sec (with added safety devices)
End of Arm Tooling (EOT)
Pneumatic / Electric Gripper
Combining a robot, locating camera and detection wand, FlexDetect™ solutions manage production variation to bring reliable safety inspection to any manufacturing process.
Custom Imaging & Detection Functions
Range of Robot Motion
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With a collaborative robot and torque device or a label applicator, FlexSecure™ solutions secure fasteners on any low torque application and labels on any surface.
Custom Imaging & Torque Functions
2D or 3D Vision Guidance
Manual or Automated Feeding System
Fastening and Unfastening Applications
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With six decades of experience integrating automated solutions into diverse industries all over the world, Eckhart can help accelerate your efforts to adopt automation based solutions that enhance life on your line. Our full suite of automated solutions is seamlessly integrated into automatic storage and retrieval systems, robotic cells, AGV/conveyor interface, conveyance systems, press lines, underground pits, and many other manufacturing environments.
Upgrading your production line from hand torque to automated torque comes with more advantages than improving productivity. These PLC-driven devices improve quality and efficiency by error-proofing the sequence of torque and automating a time consuming, repetitive task.
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AUTOMATED LIFT ASSIST
These devices are programmed to follow an exact sequence of operations with minimal operator involvement. Our team designs around your specifications to deliver an automated lift assist solution to streamline your production.
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