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APAS assistant mobile

The APAS assistant mobile in an angle from the front in front of a white background

Flexible helper for the Smart Factory

The APAS assistant mobile is a collaborating mobile robot for flexible use in the Smart Factory. It can be used independent of location and can adapt to different tasks. The intelligent robot system is primarily intended for end users, who require a fast and budget-priced realization of new operations, as well as a highly robust, easy-to-handle and intuitively controllable system without programming knowledge.

A Round drawing that illustrates how the APAS assistant stops automatically when the immediate vicinity is undershot

Like all our robotic systems, the APAS assistant mobile is also equipped with a comprehensive safety concept. Before a collision occurs, the APAS assistant mobile stops – without any contact. Once the employee has left the immediate vicinity, the robot independently resumes its work exactly where it stopped before. This is possible thanks to our unique capacitive sensor skin, which enables the robot to identify its human colleagues before they get too close.

Equipped with more than 120 sensors, the skin enables the robot to stop automatically and without contact at a safe speed of 0.5 m/s with a secure switching distance of typical 50 mm. Hence we guarantee the safe identification of humans by our solutions at performance level d (category 3, two-channel safety). All our systems are also certified by the German employers' liability insurance association for the direct and safe human-robot collaboration.

Video showing a hand in front of which the APAS assistant has contactlessly stopped thanks its sensor skin.

APAS assistant mobile at a glance

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Camera gripper system
Sensor skin
Configuration
Mobility
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Camera gripper system

The 3D image processing system and integrated lighting allow the APAS assistant to identify objects and determine their relative spatial position. Further, the assistant’s ability to precisely grasp and position components simplifies parts feeding. Thanks to its sensitive three-finger gripper, it can flexibly and reliably grasp and hold components and products. The repetitive accuracy of the APAS assistant mobile is +/- 0.03 mm, whereby force and position control of the gripper fingers allow both gentle and safe gripping. In the event of collision, the gripper fingers automatically retract, helping to avoid pinching and jamming. The APAS assistant can also be equipped with individual, proprietary grippers while adhering to all relevant safety standards.

Picture showing a hand in front of which the APAS assistant has contactlessly stopped thanks its sensor skin.

Sensor skin

Like all our robotic systems, the APAS assistant mobile is also equipped with a comprehensive safety concept. Before a collision occurs, the APAS assistant mobile stops – without any contact. Once the employee has left the immediate vicinity, the robot independently resumes its work exactly where it stopped before. This is possible thanks to our unique capacitive sensor skin, which enables the robot to identify its human colleagues before they get too close. Equipped with more than 120 sensors, the skin enables the robot to stop automatically and without contact at a safe speed of 0.5 m/s with a secure switching distance of typical 50 mm. Hence we enable the safe identification of humans by our solutions at performance level d (category 3, two-channel safety). All our systems are also certified by the German employers' liability insurance association for the direct and safe human-robot collaboration.

Picture of a person, using the touch sensitive mPad to control the APAS assistant mobile

Configuration

So-called work plans make the robot’s configuration an intuitive task. The APAS assistant mobile can be trained for new tasks via step-by-step instructions. Robot, camera and gripper are applied from the same software, hence no programming knowledge is necessary. Work plans can be saved and retrieved at any time, thus leading to fast availability and cost savings, even when conditions change.

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Mobility

The APAS assistant mobile can be employed anywhere you might need it within your production facility. Thanks to its quick-fixation casters the assistant is independent of the location. A permanent alignment with the workstation is not necessary. The system’s slim design allows it to be positioned at existing production lines or machines, even if very little room is available.

Picture showing the camera-gripper-system of the APAS assistant mobile up close
Camera gripper system
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Picture showing a hand in front of which the APAS assistant has contactlessly stopped thanks its sensor skin.
Sensor skin
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Picture of a person, using the touch sensitive mPad to control the APAS assistant mobile
Configuration
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Picture of a person locking the reel of an APAS assistant mobile
Mobility
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Usage and application

A white APAS icon on a white, violet background

As a mobile system, the APAS assistant mobile supports you exactly where you need it. The slim design makes it possible to place the system even in difficult locations, for example on existing production lines or systems.

Partial automation independent of location

Picture showing an employee working in collaboration with two APAS assitant mobile from a birds eye perspective.

With its sensitive three-finger gripper, it can flexibly and reliably grasp and hold components and products and therefore is especially suitable for taking on classic Pick&Place tasks. Its sensitive three finger gripper enables the APAS assistant mobile to grasp and hold components and products reliably. For this reason, it is mainly used for classic pick-and-place tasks within automated, robot-based parts handling. All kinds of workpieces are picked up by the robot’s gripper and are placed as exactly as possible at a pre-defined place. Tasks such as loading or unloading of machines, sorting of workpieces or preparation of components – for instance in manual assembly – can be completed by the robot and make sure that transitions between different production steps are speeded up, processes are optimized and production times are reduced. Employees, in turn, are relieved from monotonous jobs and can assume value-added tasks.

Agile island production

Agile island production

Island production is used to bundle and simplify production processes and enables agile engineering with early intermediate results. Combined with other mobile complete solutions, such as the APAS inspector, agile production islands can be established, which work autonomously and make it possible to automate different components and products at different locations, for instance in small-batch production, process assurance of pilot series or quality control.

Benefits APAS assistant mobile

All benefits at a glance:

Flexibility in production

Space-saving automation through collaborative applications

Cost-effective optimization of existing process structures

Relief of employees

Increasing efficiency and productivity

Cost reduction by the elimination of protective fences

Downloads

APAS brochure

APAS brochure

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APAS assistant brochure

APAS assistant brochure

Here you will find our brochure of the APAS assistant

Download APAS assistant product overview

APAS assistant product overview

Here you will find our product overview of the APAS assistant

CAD data APAS assistant mobile

CAD data APAS assistant mobile

Here you can download the CAD data for the APAS assistant mobile

Success stories - Various application possibilities

With our collaborative robots we offer innovative automation solutions. Whether mobile, integrated into own machines or as components of manual workstations, whether fully or semi-automated, upgraded or implemented during ramp-up – our robots are suited for many applications, in different industries.

Picture showing a severely disabled man working in collaboration with an APAS assistant mobile

ISAK gGmbH Sachsenheim

Safeguarding jobs with robotics

How can an APAS assistant support severely disabled employees in press-in operations for showerhead nozzles? This is tested at a workplace for human-robot collaboration, where the robot compensates individual impaired performance.

Picture showing an APAS assistant mobile fitted with pneumatic grippers supporting at work in the kitchen

Rieber Reutlingen

Efficient processes in the canteen

The APAS assistant is being tested for usage in canteen kitchens, for instance to place food and tableware on serving trays. During peak periods, the production assistant can support staff and reduce queues.

Picture showing an APAS assistant inline that was integrated into an existing production line.

Bosch Homburg

Retrofitting without line downtime

Two APAS assistants have been integrated into an existing line, where they are responsible for joining and welding of magnetic cores and tubes. The integration of the robots was performed without line downtime and only minor modifications.

Das Bild zeigt einen Angestellten, der mit zwei APAS assistant mobile zusammenarbeitet aus der Vogelperspektive

Bosch Ansbach

Spotlight on staff support

Used in flexible combinations, four mobile APAS assistants provide support with testing control units’ temperature resistance – and free employees from tasks that are not only monotonous, but also potentially dangerous.