Flexible Manufacturing and Robotics Demo Centre

Equipment and services of Flexible Manufacturing and Robotics Demo Centre.

Name of the laboratory: Flexible Manufacturing and Robotics Demo Centre

  • Location: Tallinn University of Technology, U05B-208
  • Contact: Margus Müür
  • Phone: 620 3263
  • E-mail: margus.muur@ttu.ee
  • Restrictions: access to use the laboratory
  • Tags: 3D scanner, industrial robotics, flexible manufacturing, VR/AR equipment, 3D scanning

The laboratory „Flexible Manufacturing and Robotics Demo Centre“ was opened at October 2017. It is equipped with different industrial robots and with modern flexible manufacturing system (FMS – Flexible Manufacturing System). There is also possibility to use virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) equipment (different VR headsets, PC hardware and software).

Laboratory video (360 degrees tour)

Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) consists of several modules:

  • Automated storage unit
  • Automated transportation unit
  • Transportation robot (mobile)
  • Industrial robot (Mitsubishi)
  • CNC machine tool (Emco Concept)

Current Flexible Manufacturing System was delivered by Festo and it corresponds with the Industry 4.0 standards and rules. The possibilities of the system are varying from programming, setup of the system up to optimizing the production processes.

In the laboratory different industrial robots are presented:

  • Yaskawa robot
  • ABB IRB1600 with Nikon 3D scanning head
  • Mitsubishi robot (as a part of FMS)

Industrial robots have different process capabilities – from simple product loading (Mitsubishi), development of grippers (Yaskawa) to 3D scanning of different objects (ABB robot with Nikon 3D scanner). It is also possible to learn different robot programming languages and to conduct trainings for robot operators.

In the laboratory also different VR/AR equipment is available:

  • Vuzix augmented reality glasses (2 pairs)
  • Microsoft augmented reality glasses
  • HTC virtual reality glasses (2 pairs)
  • Dell augmented reality glasses
  • Workstations for creating VR applications
  • Sofrware: Visual Components, Ubimax

TTU IVAR Laboratory studies Virtual and Augmented reality technologies and their respective applications in revolutionizing industrial workflows.

Virtual laboratory tour (3D VR video)

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