Product Briefing Outline: Adept Technology has launched its ‘Adept Quattro’ s650 robot that comes with a Bernoulli gripper. The new system integrates high resolution inspection with high speed solar cell handling. The Quattro robot is claimed to be the world’s fastest robot with over 200 systems sold worldwide. The Bernoulli gripper combined with the Quattro robot creates an effective method for manipulating solar cells without the potential for product damage.
Problem: Automating solar cell inspection has proven to be an effective way to increase yields and reduce in-process scrap. Integrating inspection with automated handling is the next step in improving production efficiencies and continuing the trend towards lower cost solar cells.
Solution: The Adept Quattro s650 parallel robot is specifically designed for high-speed manufacturing, packaging, material handling and assembly. It is the only robot in the world that features a unique four-arm rotational platform designed for maximum speed, maximum acceleration and exceptional performance across the entire work envelope, according to the company. Additionally, the powerful embedded amplifiers and compact controls make installation easy and enable saved workspace.
Applications: High-speed manufacturing, packaging, material handling and assembly.
Platform: 4 parallel arms with a rotational platform design for high speeds. 2 kg rated payload. High-efficiency motors deliver high performance with more torque per amp.
Embedded ‘SmartServo’ controls. Large 1300 mm work envelope. Maximum of 500mm Z stroke. High-resolution encoders provide high precision and superior slow-speed following.
Availability: July 2008 onwards.