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Robotic Assembly of Small Engine Connecting Rods


A F-100iA robot picks up a tray of metal cranks and connecting rods from a storage rack and presents it to an LR Mate 200iC/5L robot equipped with the new FS-10iA force sensor. A second F-100iA presents an assembly fixture to the LR Mate 200iC/5L. A second LR Mate 200iC with iRVision 2D, picks crank pins and bushings from a visual parts feeder and presents them to the LR Mate 200iC/5L. The LR Mate 200iC/5L then uses the FS-10iiA force sensor to assemble the components. The second F-100iA transfers the completed assembly to a rack and the process repeats itself.

This video features the Flexible fixturing capabilities of the F-200iA, combined with the unmatched assembly capabilities of the LR Mate 200iC for an automated assembly operation.


Key Technology Demonstrated


LR Mate 200iC and the F-100iA Robots with integrated vision and force sensing

  • The F-100iA is an accurate and compact, four- or five-axis robot with a 136 kg payload at the center of the faceplate.
  • The F-100iA features a linear slide capability with a range of 250 or 500 mm, depending on the model.
  • The F-100iA wrist is available in various configurations and can swivel in the horizontal plane, the vertical plane or both
  • One R-30iA controller can manage multiple F-100iA units.
  • The popular LR Mate 200iC robot, offers maximum performance in a light, efficient, accurate and nimble (LEAN) package.
  • The LR Mate 200iC is designed to meet the automation needs of a variety of industries.
  • The LR Mate 200iC has a compact design, allowing for flexible production.
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