Integrating industrial robots into the production facility to handle numerous manufacturing processes offers many benefits, including reducing operator hours and opportunities to increase throughput, boost yields, improve efficiency, and minimize downtime through insights gained from advanced data analytics. Almost all aspects are digitized, spanning machine control, monitoring, management, and data reporting and analysis. Even operators interact with machines digitally using a human-machine interface (HMI).
For a robot to be capable of performing an application, it must first be programmed. Robotic teach pendants are the most common device used to program industrial robots. Industrial robots are best suited for performing repetitive tasks, making teach pendants ideal programming solutions as they are designed for teaching and repeat programming. Through this technique, operators safely program robots for specific application parameters and spare the harsh foundry environment. Hence, suitable for professional industries such as agrifood, healthcare, security, hazmat, nuclear, and advanced manufacturing.
- Big and bright touchscreen – Currently available panel for teach pendant is small. Winmate customer is looking for 12.1inches panel with 400 nits high luminance control terminal with a touchscreen to see, edit, and look through the history of commands given to the robot.
- Ergonomic housing with safety elements – Per labor safety regulations, a handheld operating teach pendant must feature an ergonomic housing with safety elements. Winmate offers a customized program and adds an emergency stop button on the teach pendant, so the operations will shut down immediately when a problem arises, such as malfunctioning.
- One cable for various signal input – To reduce cable cluttering that might be harmful in industrial applications, the device needs to integrate several input signals in one cable, including power input, multimedia input, touch, emergency stop, and 3P enabling signal. But each electromagnetic emission easily influences the other and might harm the workers or manufacturing equipment.
Ergonomic design with safety features
The design of the teach pendant embraces simplicity and comfort with its size, ergonomics, and ruggedization. While the touchscreen monitor is technically larger than most competitors, the design allows users to view information more easily. The ergonomic shape and ruggedization provided by the cover and strap let users stand and hold the teach pendant for longer periods. The Winmate customized teach pendant also conveniently incorporates a three-position enabling switch (dead man switch) and emergency stop for further protection.
Accurate and precise PCAP touch panel
Winmate panel comes with projected capacitive PCAP touch technology that supports simultaneous touch performance for demanding PC-based visualization tasks. With a reliable design, Winmate's industrial display delivers easy-to-view and user-friendly operability. Easily use and see developer-friendly programming tools such as MFC and LabVIEW, and other programs.
Customization and problem-solving solutions
Winmate offers customization services to meet our customers’ needs. From ruggedized product design to meet the safety requirements to ensure the safety of any workers or manufacturing equipment around the robot.
In this case, Winmate offers a long all-in-one cable with a ferrite core that allows easy installation, minimizing electromagnetic interference, and compliance with EMC (IEC/EN 61600-2/4).