AW - Tube Professional

Designed on ROS platform

Entering on a new era
of collaborative modular Cobotics


AW-Tube is a modular collaborative robot totally configurable on the applications and customizable for different payload and working areas

Attribution: ROS is a trademark of Open Robotics.

AW-Tube Professional is different from any cobot currently on the market.

It consists of a series of very sophisticated Robotic Joints controlled by EtherCat fieldbus with integrated safety technology.

Available in 5-sizes (17 — 20 — 25 — 32 — 40), joints can be used in a wide range of applications as single units or been composed to perform Single or multiple Arms to be suitable for different applications.

Joints have sophisticated motor control technology with high definition position and speed feedback inclusive with redundancy, they also have disruptive technologies for contact detection.

They are controllable by EtherCat Bus with Safety control.

AutomationWare may combine a Custom version to perform heavy applications that require load
performance or larger operational areas
(adapting the appropriate kinematics on the custom version).

AW-Tube Professional

AW-Tube Professional has been created to provide a scalable technological response while protecting the investment over time. This approach is creating a great impact for System integrators or machine builders who can apply the robotic arm without constraints of control cabinets or proprietary kinematics.

AW-Tube Professional is based on EtherCat fieldbus perfect for quick configuration and Kinematics control. The EtherCat protocol include safety management based on FSoE in each Robotic joint.

This allows the PLCs network safety to synchronize, without latencies, any robot alarms with the rest of the mechatronics cell. Collaborative function is included in each robotic joint, based on sophisticated sensors to avoid any risk of collision in compliance with the directives of ISO 10218-1 (Certification in progress)

Control by ROS without barriers

Several collaborative robots today may be controlled by Robot Operating System (ROS) environment.

This framework is booming thanks to very powerful tools applications, that allow the management of the full robotic cell.

The limitation of several robots is based on the proprietary cabinet implication, that build a real barrier on direct robot control. AW is setting a new way of controlling robots thanks to a middleware virtual connector to ROS or others Industrial Kinematics system.

The virtual connector RoboVu™ it allows a direct and real-time connection to the robotics Joints via EtherCat, by passing traditional cabinet approach, with a real simplification on the full system management (Mobile Robots or 7th axis approach).

This open new scenarios for providers of industrial EtherCat robots control system.

RoboVu™ provide also gravity compensation technology, that allows the robot to be manually controlled for simple movement and gripping operations.

AW-Tube Professional is usefully used
Vs. applications where mobility is required

Software platform AW-Tube

AutomationWare offers a series of solutions to give consistency to the issues of mobile assistance in the warehouse or systems with machine tools, use of the robot on the seventh axis for applications with short paths for palletizing or CNC interlocking.

On Pharma, Food and logistics sectors, is required the use of robots able to operate avoiding the risk of contamination.

Future electrical cars productions and consequent logistic will also impact on collaborative robots deployments.

AW products to support mobility:

Robotics wheels and electronics

Mobile Robots (AWMR-XX series)

Robotic system with Cartesian 7th or 8th a axis (ML 90-135-180 see Aw Linear Axis)

Custom robotic system for special applications

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