The Anatomy of the OB7 Cobot
Absolute Machine Tools is proud to distribute and service the OB7, a family of independent 7-axis collaborative robots, or “cobots,” from Productive Robotics.
Cobots like the OB7 series are revolutionizing the CNC industry. You’ve probably heard about them — cobots are robots specifically designed to work safely alongside a human coworker. The OB7 is fully compliant with ISO 102018-1 safety requirements and can be utilized for a number of jobs, including welding, cutting, painting, assembly, buffing, etc. without having to be fenced off from its human coworkers.
But that’s only part of the appeal. The OB7 cobot is unique in the fact that it doesn’t have to be programmed. It can be taught a job process step-by-step from a human co-worker, such as a CNC machinist. A drop and drag OS makes it easy to teach the OB7 new tasks. It remembers all the jobs it learns.
Advantages of OB7
Some of the advantages of having the OB7 on your team include:
- Works 24 hours / 7 days a week enabling Lights Out Production.
- Maximizes machine utilization and up time.
- Integrates directly into your current manufacturing operation.
- Addresses labor and skills shortages.
- Enables re-shoring of production.
- No high integration costs.
- No software to download.
- OB7 learns its jobs quickly and remembers the details for next time.
- OB7 works with any Machining Centers, Turning Centers, and other machines.
- Made in the USA.
Breaking Down the Anatomy of the OB7 Cobot
Let’s breakdown the anatomy of the OB7 cobot to learn how it works — and how it can work for you:
Independent 7- Axis Robot Arm
We’ll start with the independent 7-axis Robot Arm. The OB7’s J3 joint allows the cobot to reach around objects, easily maneuvering in confined spaces and around human coworkers. This ability sets OB7 apart from all other cobots in the marketplace today.
The OB7’s durable control tablet uses a simple, “drag and drop” tiles interface that allows operators to quickly input job functions with no coding. You can save, name, and recall stored automation jobs, as well as create custom job functions for repetitive tasks.
The versatile PRI Parallel Electric Gripper is ideal for hundreds of production applications. The OB7 os compatible with most grippers and end of arm tooling attachments; the gripping force, speed and opening position can be set automatically or manually.
The OB7’s IP 30 control computer controls all of OB7 axis joints and components. All the network ports into OB7 are locked to prevent unauthorized access.
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Not an isolation transformer, but rather a power line conditioner with a 15 minute back-up power supply that enables the OB7 to move from work cell to work cell without having to power down.
The OB7 Cobot’s rolling stand features industrial quality construction with integrated casters and adjustable feet, control computer mount, UPS mount and protective cabling cover.
The Assembly Table mounts securely to the OB7 Rolling Stand to provide a universal work surface for fast & convenient work fixture placement, as well as quick change-overs for different jobs. It’s made from 6061-T6 anodized aluminum and features an integrated grid of work fixture positioning and pin registration holes.
Safety Laser (Lidar) Scanner (Optional)
The Laser Scanner has a 270° detection range, maintaining a 5 m protection zone with 20 m warning zone to prevent collisions.
Learn More about the OB7 Collaborative Robot from Absolute Machine Tools
The OB7 Cobot provides an affordable means to greatly expand your production and machining capabilities. It arrives ready to set up and connect to your CNC machines, integrating quickly and seamlessly into your existing operation set-up.
Learn more about the benefits of OB7 Cobots and allow us to show you a real ROI by contacting Absolute Machine Tools at firstname.lastname@example.org!