Robotic Handling Solutions

Handling Solutions

Robots of all sizes can be used in handling applications.  They provide speed, precision, high load carrying capacity, tireless performance and repeatability, offering possibilities for cost saving and other benefits in your production operation. 

We can integrate vision to our robots to enable random position picking, orientation control, individual part identification, part inspection and other opportunities to improve your process. 

Detailed below are just a few of the ways in which we have integrated handling and loading robots into our system solutions. 



Whilst maintaining our ethos of being an independent system integrator ICS are a Gold solutions provider for the extensive range of KUKA Robots.




Fixtureless Welding

Utilising the high-speed communication between robots we can harmonise their movements allowing a handling robot to position and move a tacked component in front of a welding robot to provide true fixture-free welding. Both robots can be manipulated individually or concurrently and can incorporate touch or laser position sensing and through-arc seam tracking, for perfect welds every time. 


Handling multiple processes with the same robot

This system uses large handling robots to pick-up fixtures and take them to the production process. The system integrates spot welding, seam welding and MIG welding processes on the same product, with each component being tested by the robot before being placed on a conveyor to the next process. 


Taking the part to the process

In this example, we have developed a handling robot to take each component to a pair of Tox joining guns for precise joining. 


Product Handling

A robot is used to unload an air under water leak test machine (designed and manufactured by ICS). The product is taken to a marking machine and then unloaded to the next process. Innovative guarding allows the machine to be configured to right hand, left hand or straight through operation. 


Machine Loading

Multiple smaller parts are picked-up by a unique gripper designed to cope with multiple product variations and place the components into the next process. This system includes conveyor tracking, enabling the entire machine to be synchronised to the speed of the product conveyor. 

colour shape recognition

Using vision for colour and shape recognition

The robot is integrated with a Keyence vision system to detect shape and colour. This is used to detect the type of product and to orientate and sort it ready for the next process. 

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We can offer many years of experience to develop a solution to suit your needs and budgets

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