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.

Leveraging the reliability of robots coupled with advances in safety scanners and sensors, our expert team of robotic engineers and technicians are capturing immediate cost and time savings for end customers.

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.

What does my production space require? 

Traditional Robotics Collaborative Robotics
Payloads from 9 lbs (4 kg) – 5071 lbs (2300 kg) Payloads < 77 lbs (35 kg)
Paint Application Part & Product Inspection
Sealer Application Fastener Securing
Welding Pick & Place Operation
Caged Production Space Leak Detection
No Direct Operator Involvement (Programming Only) Operator Involvement
Traditional Cage Guarding Uncaged Production Space

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.

While meeting strict OSHA safety standards, our solutions eliminate waste with approved collaborative robots that operate next to a line side operator. Gone are the days of lock out-tag out and pausing a production cell prior to adjusting a traditional robot. With simple operator interfaces, Eckhart collaborative robotic solutions automate repeat tasks prone to high employee attrition or ergonomic risks due to the mundane repeat nature of the work being performed by the operator.

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.

FLEXCHECK™

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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FlexCheck using the Fanuc CR-35

FLEXPICK

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
Payloads: 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
Vacuum Cups
Hook
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Robot Gripper

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FlexPick

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Traditional Robot Gripper

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FlexPick

FLEXDETECT™

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

  • Guidance Alternatives
  • Gas Detection
  • Range of Robot Motion
  • Detection Speeds


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FlexDetect

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FlexDetect

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FlexDetect

FLEXSECURE™

With a collaborative robot and torque device, FlexSecure™ solutions secure fasteners on any low torque application.

Custom Imaging & Torque Functions

  • 2D or 3D Vision Guidance
  • Manual or Automated Feeding System
  • Fastening and Unfastening Applications
  • Motion Speeds
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FlexSecure

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FlexSecure

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FlexSecure

ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION

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.

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QTR-INR SUB

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3 Stage Dial Table

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Bumper

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Door Ring

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Conveyance

Assembly Automation
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AUTOMATED TORQUE

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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Torque Automation Team

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Torque Automation

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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Automated Lift Assist

Semi Automated Lift Assist Eckhart-6440

Semi-Automated Lift Assist

LINEAR MOTORS & SERVO GANTRIES

GridNav is a proprietary position system that brings highly precise tool and load movements to an assembly line. GridNav utilizes linear motors to navigate a two-dimensional plane with zero backlash, millimeter accuracy and confidence that cell movements will be completed perfectly every cycle.
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Servo Gantry

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Servo Gantry

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Servo Gantry

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