Minds Mechanical specializes in robotic integrations and ground-up builds of machining cells.
Our team of experienced engineers provide efficient, cost-effective solutions for automation for a wide range of applications
Minds Mechanical specializes in robotic integrations and ground-up builds of machining cells. Our team of experienced engineers provide efficient, cost-effective solutions for automation for a wide range of applications.
With the use of metrology on the robotics side, we have the capability to set up machining cells, sanding cells, and metrology inspection cells – using photogrammetry or scanning technologies.
Start to finish creation and implementation of robotic cells.
Custom PLC programming allows the robot to perform any task it is capable of.
Hardware from many different companies integrated with custom software.
Complete integration of robots, tools such as sanders and trimmers, tool attachments, tool stands, cabling, power supply, control boxes, cooling, and linear rail systems.
Ability to switch between multiple tools and attachments.
Custom cabling, cable connections,cable management, and cable protection.
A robotic cell wouldn’t be much without the robots themselves! These masterpieces of modern manufacturing technology come in all shapes and sizes based on the objective for the integration.
An end effector is essentially any tool that can mate with the face plate of the robots by using a tool changer plate. In more advanced integrations, multiple tools may be used. In these scenarios, the tools usually rest on tool stands and the robots are programmed to swap out seamlessly between them as needed.
The amount of cabling and wiring that goes into a robotic cell can be staggering. Some typical cabling includes power, ethernet for information, cooling, and pneumatics. Each of these cables must be ordered and customized to fit with the current cell, which then requires custom connections be made on the newly trimmed cabling.
If an additional axis of movement is required, a linear rail system can be included with the integration. Installation of a rail system allows the robots to move along a large workspace as needed. Every integration needs to comply with OSHA safety standards. To achieve this, a combination of physical safety fences and laser light fences can be used with Emergency Stop buttons located throughout. These seemingly mundane additions are vital to keep human workers in the vicinity safe.
The end effectors used by the robots live on their respective tool stands until needed, and these tools can have many different attachments to swap out between as well.
The control box is where the Portable Logic Controller (PLC) lives, and the PLC is the brains of the entire operation. This box sends commands to the robots, the tool stands, the laser fences, and controls the emergency stops. The power boxes house all the major electrical components and provide power to the robotic cell.
Minds Mechanical is a metrology company specializing in metrology consulting, equipment, custom software, robotic integrations, and final part verification and analysis. We are an experienced team of engineers providing custom, cost-effective metrology hardware and software solutions.