Assembly Show - October 25-27, 2022
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Mecademic to demonstrate the smallest robotic cell fitting in a carry-on case

Automating small parts assembly and inspection in confined spaces is finally possible thanks to Mecademic's six-axis robot arm, which fits in a briefcase, with all of its accessories, and boasts a 5-micrometer repeatability.


Mecademic develops and manufactures, in its Montreal-based facility, the smallest, most compact and most precise six-axis industrial robot arm, the Meca500. Contrary to traditional industrial robots, the Meca500 is an automation component that is easy to interface with a PLC or a computer. Designed with precision and simplicity in mind, the robot is perfect for small parts assembly and inspection applications. At the Assembly Show, Mecademic will demonstrate for the very first time, the world's smallest robotic inspection cell. The cell consists of one Meca500 robot arm, equipped with an electric gripper with controllable gripping force, a linear gage, a PLC, and a power supply; all that in a carry-on case. Using the linear gage to measure the diameters of two steel balls, the system demonstrates both the precision and the accuracy of the Meca500 robot arm. A team of a business manager, an applications engineer and an expect on precision robotics will be present to answer your questions.

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