Low cost industrial automation

Eva: the simple, low cost industrial robot from £8,000. Engineered from the ground up to be lightweight, user friendly and accessible to all shop floor workers, Eva is programmable in under 30 minutes.

Applications include machine tending, sorting, inspection and product testing. Automate your repetitive tasks to:

  • Increase throughput and efficiency.
  • Reduce production costs.
  • Free staff from manual tasks.
  • Remove bottlenecks in production.

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Machine Tending

Machine Tending Case Study: Qualitetch

Machine Tending Case Study: Qualitetch

Qualitetch are a UK-based manufacturer of specialised metal components for products ranging from satellites to hairdryers. Their implementation of Eva uses a four cup vacuum gripper to safely and accurately pick up metal sheets and place them on a conveyor belt. Watch the video to hear how their story of working with Eva, and get some ideas about automating your own production line.

Product Testing

Product Testing Case Study: Nextgen

Product Testing Case Study: Nextgen

Nextgen Technology is a multinational company headquartered in the UK. They provide automated testing and fault analysis services, helping their customers validate and launch new products in industries from automotive to smartphone development.

Nextgen were drawn to Eva for its RESTful API, ease of use and affordability. Today they’re using Eva to add physical interaction to their proprietary testing platform ATAM – allowing them to simulate real end user behaviour.

Inspection

Inspection Demo: Conveyor belt and smart camera integration

Inspection Demo: Conveyor belt and smart camera integration

In this application, the conveyor belt acts as a PLC. When a product  is detected by the light gate, the conveyor belt stops, allowing one Eva to take a photo of the top of the can using a Cognex smart camera. Based on whether or not the logo on the can has been defaced, the second Eva then picks up the can and places it into the correct pass/fail lane, resuming the movement of the conveyor belt. You can read more about this use case on our blog.

Sorting

Sorting Demo: Machine vision for sorting

Sorting Demo: Machine vision for sorting

In this example, Eva is integrated with a smart camera (Cognex), which identifies the two different types of bottles – with and without a cap – and instructs Eva on the correct sorting bin to use. The pick-up points and coordinates of the small bottles are not pre-programmed, as evidenced by the manual shuffling that occurs towards the end of the video. Instead, Eva receives the coordinates of each bottle directly from the camera.

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What's Eva Capable Of?

Installation

Eva helps small businesses level the playing field.

Its light weight and small footprint enable rapid changeovers and painless operation. It doesn’t require any special expertise to operate, nor does it need a control box or a teach pendant.

  • Enclosure: IP20
  • Base fixings: 4x M6 Screws or Bolts in a 132 x 132 mm square
  • Tool fixings: 4x M6 Screws in a 40 mm ⌀ circle.
  • Footprint: 160mm x 160 mm

Communication

Smart machines should simplify matters, not complicate them.

Eva uses the technology you’re already familiar with to talk to you and your equipment.

  • Programming: Use ethernet or wifi to connect your computer directly to Eva, or add it to your network just like a printer.
  • Integration: Eva provides 24 V Industrial Logic: digital and analog inputs and outputs, totalling 32 pins.

Programming

People make all the difference, and Eva is designed to unlock their potential.

Teach the robot by hand, then fine tune with Choreograph: software as intuitive as a smartphone app, running in your web browser.

  • No need for a special computer
  • No prior experience with robots necessary
  • Expand Eva’s capabilities with the REST API or Python SDK

Performance

Traditional industrial robots are complicated, and overqualified for light automation.

Eva excels at everyday processes, like loading machines, inspecting parts and precisely dispensing fluids.

  • Speed: 750 mm/s (joint speed of 120°/s)
  • Reach: 600 mm
  • Payload: 1.25 kg
  • Repeatability: ± 0.5 mm
Get started<br />
with Eva in<br />
fifteen minutes

Get started
with Eva in
fifteen minutes

Compatible with popular tools and designed in accordance with international standards for industrial machinery.

No control boxes.
No pendants.
Just a unified system you can install almost anywhere.

How can a robot be
this affordable?

  • We built our own powertrain, giving us complete control over Eva’s design.
  • We took advantage of cutting edge prototyping technology to develop hardware at software speed.
  • We focused on making Eva easy to install. We host demonstrations at our London HQ, and via video. For complex projects, we can recommend some great solution integrators. Get in touch!
Visit us on YouTube to see more of Eva in action.

Your purchase of Eva includes:

01 Hands-on support to help you with installation and troubleshooting.
02 A lifetime license to use Choreograph, our robot control interface.
03 Essential software updates to keep your robot performing securely
04 Protection for a year with a full warranty, covering parts and labour.

What's in the box

  • Eva - Your portable, six axis robotic arm
  • A mains power supply
  • An emergency stop button
  • Your user manual
  • A brake release lever

Accessories

We partner with Schunk and Active8 to provide grippers for a variety of use cases and environments.

Shipping throughout Europe

Eva is already working at high mix, low volume manufacturers throughout Europe.

Do you have a process you think Eva can help with? Send us a video.

We can ship anywhere that recognises Conformité Européenne (CE) marking. If you’re based somewhere that doesn’t, we’d still love to hear from you. Get in touch and we’ll let you know as soon as we start shipping to your country!