It is hermetically sealed against coolant, chips and other machining contaminants. This, coupled with a state of the art drive train, ensures that the NL100 will keep working at its post, 3 shifts a day, year in year out, with speed and accuracy.
All four axes of the NL100 use AC brushless servos directly coupled to harmonic drive gearboxes. These gearboxes use a patented S-Tooth profile to deliver zero-backlash reduction with extremely low surface wear.
The gearbox output runs through sealed, crossed-roller bearings, and the entire mechanism is grease-lubricated for life.
The Nimbi Control and Development Environment (CDE) is the NL100's powerful, yet easy-to-use, robotic programming interface. Programs are laid out in logic driven flow-charts that make robotic programs easy to follow and easy to edit.
One of the key merits of using a robotic system over a dedicated loading mechanism is that the robot is flexible and can be easily redeployed for handling different parts or even servicing other machines. The CDE speeds up the turnaround time needed for redeployment.
The CDE's graphic environment facilitates quick and easy editing of programs. Programs are composed of 'elements' selected from the toolbar at the top of the screen. When an element is added to a program the user is prompted to enter the necessary data.
Teach points can be selected from drop-down menus and meaningful names can be assigned to each element so that the program flow can be understood at a glance. The properties of existing elements can be reviewed and edited with a point and a click. Here the properties of a coordinated robot move are shown.
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