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Vention & Mecademic partner to create a precision robot cell for the smallest and most compact 6-axis industrial robot

Michael Di Staulo Content Marketing Manager / Dec 17th, 2019
Vention partners with Mecademic

For industrial businesses tackling precision automation, challenges are plentiful—from gearbox backlash to repeatable fixturing. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our partnership with Mecademic, maker of the most compact and precise six-axis industrial robot arm.

Using Vention’s robust modular hardware, users can now create designs for high-precision robotic applications, including:

  • Assembly
  • Testing, inspection & measurement
  • Gluing & dispensing
  • Pick and place
  • Material handling

Meca500’s compact size and wide-ranging capabilities are ideal for operation in confined spaces, on production lines, inside machines, desktop stations or research labs. Users can easily create a machine design specifically for the electronic, medical, automation, pharmaceutical, and automotive industry.

Designing with a Meca500 on Vention

1) Create the robot work surface

We recommend starting with one of the aluminum tooling plates, which offer a 22.5 mm x 22.5 mm grid pattern of M8 threaded holes. This lets you add our Meca500 mounting plate, which includes three locating pins to allow for repeatable positioning of the robot.

vention robot mounting plate meca500 with tooling plate

2) Add tooling and fixtures for the application.

Vention offers a wide variety of locators and mounting blocks that can be used for assembly, inspection, positioning, and more. All tooling and fixtures can be mounted on the Vention tooling plates.

vention tooling plate meca500

3) Check the robot’s reach.

We’ve enabled our robot reach study feature on the Meca500. Once your fixture is completed, validate your application by manually moving the robot axes to the positions to be used in the automation sequence. Simply right-click on the robot, and click Edit Robot.

vention meca500 edit robot

If you need help creating a new design or customizing one from our public design library, contact our application engineers via live chat at the bottom of your screen. Here are a few key applications to get you started:

Overhead Range Extender for Meca500

Overhead Range Extender for Meca500

Enclosed Meca500

Enclosed Meca500

Meca500 Range Extender and Workstation

Meca500 Range Extender and Workstation

Compact Range Extender for Meca500

Compact Range Extender for Meca500

Conveyor Workstation with Meca500

Conveyor Workstation with Meca500

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