The VTS™ (Vulcan Tactile System) is a telemanipulator using an Industrial Robot. This machine provides 3 modes of operation – Manual, Semi-Automatic, Fully Automatic. The use of Tactile Force Feedback allows the operator to manually control the robot, not just program it. This allows the operator move the robot simultaneously with his movements for a true “hands on” experience.
This technology no longer requires pre-programming of the Robot to perform tasks. A library of motions, accessible by the operator, make complex movements simple such as angular planes, radiuses, etc.
- Handling of large loads
- Applying large forces
- Robotic motions – planar, circular, complex (all computer calculated and guided)
- Impact glass and environmentally controlled cab for operator protection
Manual Control Mode:
- Tactile force feedback controller
Operator can choose computer guided motions such as cut mode, planar motion and others to process a material in virtually any orientation of the tool (only limited by physical limits of robot workspace).
Machine is placed into a “cell” with locating pins and bushings to perform pre-programmed tasks, just as in any typical robot cell.