Digitalization, buzzword “Industry 4.0”, is still the main industry topic worldwide. For years, permanently installed robot systems in testing labs have been performing one successful test after another. They relieve qualified personnel from tedious and boring series testing, whether it be 100 specimens or 1000. A ZwickRoell innovation has elevated this concept to new heights: from now on, with roboTest N even small series tests can be quickly and easily automated.
Up until today, constantly changing series with small numbers of specimen could not be efficiently processed with a robotic testing system: both the hardware and software installation was too cumbersome. With ZwickRoell’s roboTest N, the first collaborating robotic system for materials and components testing, even small test series can be processed fully automatically. The Cobot is fully integrated with the ZwickRoell automation software autoEdition 3 , and can be used entirely, without a robot operator panel. Special knowledge of robot programming or operations is not required. The roboTest N easily and flexibly supports employees in the testing laboratory with monotonous or time-consuming tests. Integration of individual company specimen magazines that, for example, were manufactured with 3D printing processes, underlines the adaptability of the system and where applicable, extends the workday based on the capacity of the magazine. With its compact, space-saving design, the Cobot is easily implemented in existing testing labs, especially since it does not require complex operator safety measures due to its safe construction. At a glance:
- Full automation for small series testing relieves qualified personnel
- Compact construction, no necessary safety measures required, easily retrofitted with existing machines
- Flexible use, including for future testing applications
- Easy operation due to full integration with the ZwickRoell software environment; special knowledge of robot programming and operation is not required