The Robo-Coup was originally invented to be used for the assembly robot Reconcell to be used:
- when the parts that the assembly robot should assemble would be transported to the cell and it would be needed for the cell to understand the positioning of the parts delivered
- for the cell to be connected with other devices, where data, power and compressed air was needed.
The same philosophy was applied for the MIR robot, when it has to do precise docking. Precise docking for the MIR robot requires a specific coupling solution, where one part is for example mounted on the conveyor line the other part installed into the MIR. The MIR can find the docking point, precisely dock in and deliver. Design optimizations for the coupling to fit the MIR was needed. This is done and a dedicated coupling is now used for the MIR robots, that has a need for precise docking.
A dedicated coupling solution is also planned for the tool changing situation, when a robot arm has to work with numerous tools and do fast changing. A dedicated solution will have the optimized design and functionality – and no more. Optimized design and functionality and thereby optimized pricing as well for the solution.