DENSO has launched its VS-Series six-axis articulated robots, which are claimed to offer the world’s highest speed and precision for robots of their class, with cycle times from 0.37 to 0.33 sec. and repeatability from ±0.03 to ±0.02 mm. Reaches are from 500 to 900 mm and payload capacities from 4 to 7 kg.
Increasing use of automation throughout the PV manufacturing supply chain has resulted in the need for highly-flexible but high productivity from robotics. Smaller units save valuable floor space and offer higher levels of robotics integration.
The new DENSO VS-Series six-axis articulated robots are claimed to offer the world’s highest speed and precision for their class. Their design, which is even more compact than previous models, features ultra-slim arms to facilitate integration and an optional bottom-side cable connection that saves valuable floor space. The robots can be mounted on the floor, ceiling or wall with no special hardware needed. An extremely high maximum allowable moment of inertia enables more flexible end-effector designs and a wider range of applications than conventional robots. In addition, a new internal wiring option allows users to easily connect Gigabit Ethernet devices and servo grippers directly to the flange, preventing cables from becoming tangled or interfering with peripheral equipment. A new IP67 dust- and splashproof protection option enables the robots to resist cutting chips and high-pressure washing, extending their application range. ANSI and CE safety compliance allows global deployment.
The robots can be mounted on the floor, ceiling or wall with no special hardware needed and used for a wide variety of applications which include, assembly, dispensing, inspection, machining, machine tending, material handling, material removal, packaging, pick and place, surface finishing and test handling.
In addition to their standard IP40 protection level, a new IP67 dust- and splashproof protection option allows the robots to resist cutting chips and high-pressure washing, extending their application range. ANSI and CE safety compliance allows global deployment.