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The electronics market for the business and entertainment sectors is overrun by smartphones and tablets.

These devices are available in everyday life and, for a growing number of people, are becoming the best human-machine interaction system.

In response to this trend, Comau has developed an Android application to perform “pick and place” operations in a completely new way, based on an “ease of use” philosophy.

In the new version of PickApp 1.1, Cognex smart camera is supported to facilitate the application of Pick&Place with Vision System.

Normally, robot programmers are skilled technicians who use a teach pendant to interact with the robot. Comau wants to reverse this approach by giving our customers a more intuitive, easier and faster way to control a robot using an Android tablet!

 

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PickAPP 1-1 benefits:

Ease of use 

  • Intuitive Geographical User Interface
  • Fast programming within 15 mins for Pick&Place Application
  • Smart Camera Configuration Wizard

Wireless Connection

  • No connection cable
  • Industry Wireless Protocol support & Access point support
  • One table can manage multiple controllers

Vision System

  • Cognex camera support
  • Multi camera mounting position support
  • Autonomous pattern recognition
  • Linear/Angular displacement compensation
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Application requirements:

​*To run the application a specific software option is required. If this is not present on your robot, please contact Robotics Benelux.

SW versions ​Tablet - From Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and above
Controller - From R1C/R1C-4 version 1.11.010
​Android Tablets

Android Tablets with 8”-10’’ screen (4/3 aspect ratio)
 
We suggest using the following tested models: *
 
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 VE LTE
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 VE LTE
• Samsung Tab A6
• Ruggetech fieldpad8

​Compatible Robots ​All robots with R1C-4 controllers. R1C controllers need an additional bypass connector
​Connectivity

Required a wi-fi connection able to access to Controller/robot IP address. If not present a plant wi-fi an access point can be installed in the R1C/R1C-4 controller. Tested models with 802.11g/n/ac protocols:

• Hirschmann BAT-REUWW9ACC99A07T1S99PZH09 
• Netgear WAC730
• D-Link DAP-1360
• D-Link DWL-900 AP+

* Application functionalities are not fully guaranteed with different tablet models. 

Supported Camera list

 
Don’t hesitate to e-mail us and ask any question you may have about robotics!