PROJECTS

Laser Marking Cell

A collaborative robot system that accepts parts from an operator for laser markings.  System conducts a series of vision inspections for robot guidance verification and quality.

Primary Components:

Fanuc Robots

Cognex Vision

IPG Integrated Marking Laser

Landmark Maestro Galvo System

Grinding Finishing Robot

A robotic pick & place system that manipulates steel casting along one of two static grinding tools.  The separation line derived from the sand casting process must be removed prior to painting.  

Primary Components:

Fanuc Robots

ATI Tool Changer

ATI Pneumatic Grinders

3D Vision Inspection Cell

18650 lithium batteries must be inspected for any surface damage prior to packaging.  The robot performs a random bin from a tray of batteries.  Camera mounted to end-of-arm tooling images the bin pick.  Robot then manipulated the battery in front of multi-spectrum lighting for measurement analysis. 

Primary Components:

Universal Robots

Keyence XG Vision Systems

Keyence Multi-Spectrum Lighting Unit

Keyence SZ-V Safety Scanner

Welding & Assembly Robot

Dual robot cell for assembling complex medical device weldments.  The robots work in unison to articulate small complex metal alloy parts for welding operations.  Machine vision is used to guide the robots and conduct pre and post vision inspections.

Primary Components:

Denso Robots

Cognex Vision Systems

IPG Laser System

Copley Servo Systems

Omron Programmable Controls

Vision Inspection Unit

10 of 1000's of Netflix DVD sleeves must be inspected for defects before reuse. Saber designed a complete PC-based vision solution for the job.  Ultra-small form factor contains the complete system - PC, optics, lighting, camera, I/O & power 

Deburring  Robot Cell

Small injection-molded acrylic medical device parts must be de-burred and smoothed for human use.  The robot cell accepts trays of part for deburring.  Machine vision is used for robot guidance and quality inspection.  System is for cleanroom use so positive pressure and hepa filtration is required.

Primary Components:

Fanuc Robots

Cognex Vision

Vision Inspection Robot Line

Metal extrusions must be inspected for dents, scratches and debris.  Large trays of extrusions are inspected by over 100 vision cameras and 24 vision processors.  Results of the inspections are sent downstream to several robots that pick the defective part out of the tray

Primary Components:

Universal Robots

Keyence XG Vision Systems

Keyence SZ-V Safety Scanner

Rockwell Allen-Bradley Programmable Controls

Laser Welding Machine

Wire lattice structures must be precisely laser welded for a medical device component.  Using machine vision, servo drives and fiber lasers the machine articulates a number of programmed moves for accurately welding this fragile assembly

Primary Components:

Matrox Vision

Landmark Maestro Galvo System

Fiber Laser

Copley Servo Systems

Milling & Finishing Robot

900 lbs cast blocks of acrylic must be cut from the casting tool and shaped before transport to the next step in the process.  This robotic production line is responsible for all material handling, cutting, shaping, inspection, grading and palletizing of the products.

Primary Components:

KUKA Robots

Keyence XG Vision Systems

Schmalz Vacuum Systems

Senix Ultasonics

Yaskawa Drives

PDS Spindle

Rockwell Allen-Bradley Programmable Controls

Wafer Handling
Machine Tending Robot

Robotic cell that tends two sputtering chambers. 500 mm wafers are loaned and unloaded from the chambers. The products are of extreme value so NO mishaps are allowed during the process.  Custom vacuum grippers and end-effectors were designed.  Machine vision is used for robot guidance.  

Primary Components:

Staubli Robot

Cognex Vision Systems

Wonderware User Interface

ATI Tooling

Rockwell Allen-Bradley Programmable Controls

Machine Tending Robot

Laser cutting machine cuts out extremely small geometries from sheets of custom alloys.  The collaborative robot must articulate a custom designed end-effector into the machine to retrieve the parts.  Parts are loaded onto custom tooling carts for transport.

Primary Components:

KUKA Collaborative Robot

ATI Tooling

Rockwell Allen-Bradley Programmable Controls

Saber Engineering Inc.

1542 Industrial Drive

Auburn, CA  95603

(530) 889-9238