Usage and interaction

Working with
Franka Production 3

Designed to be intuitively easy

Whether you are new to robots or have been automating your production processes for years, with Franka Production 3 you will experience process automation in a whole new way – fast, straightforward and intuitive like never before.

1: Straightforward setup and operation

Convenient to lift and transport, Franka Production 3 has straightforward one-box delivery concept. The Arm and the Control can be installed in less than 5 minutes. The system can be powered up by general-purpose power outlets, and it is plug-and-use: only one cable is needed to connect the Arm and its 19’’ Control. No dedicated operator device is required: any computer, laptop or tablet can be connected to the robot and run the user friendly web-based interface. Having a web-based interface also means there is no need to download a bunch of additional and bulky software.

A man sets up Franka Production 3 and holds the gripper in his hands

2: Powerful interfaces turn everyone into robot experts

Thanks to Franka Emika´s visual, workflow-based programming approach, no prior knowledge of programming is necessary to turn process expertise into robotic automation. Apps can be arranged quickly to create App Workflows that tell the robot what to do to realize an entire production process. Such a modular paradigm enables workers to adapt and reuse robot tasks to varying workpieces over multiple robots, whereas the usable programming approach means that no programming expertise is required, resulting in low training and consulting costs.
 

A person searches the Franka Hub on his laptop for more information about the robot.

APPS & APP STORE

Your modular building blocks

Apps are modular building blocks that can be combined into App Workflows to automate production processes such as grasping, plugging, insertion, screwing. Each App contains a context menu where the user is guided interactively to enter parameters like speed and force, as well as to set robot poses by demonstration.

Apps are flying into a tablet which shows Franka DESK
The Franka DESK Interface on a tablet and the Robot in the Background

DESK

Teach tasks in record time

With the browser-based user interface, Apps can be dragged and dropped into a sequence to create entire tasks in no time. These tasks can be quickly saved, copied, adjusted, reused or transferred to multiple robots, significantly reducing setup costs.

  • 1. Drag and drop Apps into a timeline.
  • 2. Configure them and teach robot poses by demonstration.
  • 3. Run your task!

PILOT

Effortless, smooth hand-guiding and interaction

The Pilot interface is conveniently at hand on the robot arm, allowing for remote control of the user interface. It includes shortcut keys to seamlessly navigate Desk, control integrated end effectors, teach robot poses by means of smooth hand-guiding, and switch between adjustable guiding modes.

A finger presses a key on the Pilot.
A virtual cave around the Robot arm shows the safety area.

WATCHMAN

Safety simplified.

Safety settings become intuitive and easy to customize thanks to browser-based user interface Watchman. With Watchman you can create safety scenarios and validate them. Simply, clearly and effectively.

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Franka Production 3
 

The Franka Production 3 arm in a clear and elegant frame.

The robotic automation tool for everyone.
 

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Applications and solutions

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A wide offer range that lowers your barrier to entry into the world of automation.

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Ecosystem
 

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A continuously growing portfolio of software and hardware extensions.
 

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