ActiNav™ combines intelligent vision, real-time autonomous motion control and Universal Robots’ world-leading cobots to deliver the core of a machine loading system. Whether used for simple bin picking tasks or more complex machine tending applications, ActiNav delivers a solution that’s precise, consistent, intuitive and more agile than ever before. Plan, pick and place parts with some of the highest accuracy, without collisions and without the need to stop – optimizing machine uptime and boosting productivity.

With ultra-high resolution sensor technology, ActiNav processes up to 3.2 million 3D points in every scan. This means it can work with complex parts, and a variety of bin sizes.

The AMM delivers vision processing, collision-free motion planning and real-time robot control – all at once. It selects a robot pose that ensures parts are placed in the same way into a fixture each time. This is not pick and drop, but accurate pick and part-oriented placement.

ActiNav’s advanced sensor technology has a high tolerance to a variety of lighting conditions and can detect parts whether they have black, shiny or reflective surfaces. ActiNav combines advanced scanning with high-accuracy CAD-based matching algorithms.

Consistency where it matters most

ActiNav optimizes motion trajectories to avoid collisions, joint limits and singularities. It’s built to be relied upon. With 20 years of path planning technology built in, ActiNav explores multiple paths to multiple parts in every cycle. Advanced multi-threading means it’s actually processing future potential paths while executing a current path and driving the robot motion. Scanning at each cycle ensures parts don’t shift and that each pick is accurate, so it will keep operating, even overnight, and without interventions.

Efficient path planning - on repeat

ActiNav works out the best way to pick and place. Thanks to its ‘Free Spin Pick’ function, a single trained pick means ActiNav will consider a full 360°of tool rotation. This means fewer lines of programming and leads to better bin pick percentage and cycle time performance. Built-in cycle metrics, visualizer and a predefined program structure make sure the system performs in the best way for its application, consistently.

Technology that adjusts to keep production on track

With ActiNav, there’s no need to program every step of the process or rely on pre-programmed waypoints. Simply teach the system what you’d like it to do, and it will work out the best way to do it. Our Autonomous Motion Module (AMM) is at the core, to deliver higher machine uptime with real-time robot control. It takes care of motion automatically, enabling the cobot to operate intuitively, and at its optimum.

Easy to deploy, quick to perform

Two hours or less is all it takes to program ActiNav and start transforming your business. With no need to laboriously define the robot’s path into and out of the bin, ActiNav computes the fastest and most efficient path to grab the part and pull it from the bin without collisions. Typical ActiNav programs also require less waypoint programming, so operating the system is just as intuitive as the technology itself.

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