Automatica 2012: DENSO Robotics Presents the Most Compact Controller and the Fastest Robots Worldwide
The Newest DENSO Controller RC8 is 60 percent smaller than the previous model RC7/ The new VS-Series is fully integrated with a cable system, and reaches record cycle time
Moerfelden-Walldorf, 30th March 2012
The appearance of DENSO Robotics, worldwide leading producer of small robots, at this year’s Automatica, is much influenced by their new robot controller system RC8, the world’s smallest system in the 3-kW-class. Furthermore, the producer presents the 6-axis robot of his new VS-series from the 22th to the 25th of May in Munich as well as a range of innovating software solutions for programing software, machine vision and simulation. Automatica is the leading European innovation platform in the area of robotics, and automation, with more than 30,000 visitors, and about 700 exhibitors.
To be unvailed at the fair, the new RC8-controller will be available from May 2012, and sets new standards in compactablity, flexibility, and handling. The controller, with a height of 94mm, and a base of 456x298mm, is 60 percent smaller than previous models, and is comparable to the size of a DIN-A3 sheet of paper. ’’As a result of their compactablity, the RC8 helps save space, and therefore money’’, explains Ryoji Nagashima, head of robotics for DENSO Japan (central office). ’’Coincidentally, the control is able to communicate with a range of industrial machines and their software. The positive feedback of our costumers points out that the RC8-control system meets the highest requirements of industrial companies.’’
Minor space expenditure reduces the costs
Its compliance with the common security standards of ISO and UL, make the RC8 controller capable of being installed worldwide. In addition, the RC8 controller is equipped with the global interface connections, Ethernet/IP, Profibus, and DeviceNet. It is able to communicate with more than 100 different industrial machines via the ORiN* network system, and is in this way the ideal solution to the use of various industries for programming, and controlling robots. 10,000 units are expected to be sold annually.
Another focus at this year’s Automatica, will be DENSO’s new 6-axis robots. The robots of the new VS-series are the fastest (up to 11.000 mm/s), and most compact, small assembly robots of the world. They are the first robots to have fully integrated cabling to the sixth axis, which makes Ethernet device connection possible, such as cameras or servo-grabbers. Because of the exceptional design of the model VS-087, the new VS-series was awarded with the „Product Design Award 2011“ by the IF organization.
’’We react to the industrial requirements with the expanded vision IP65/54, which posses all advantages of the VS-series, like speed and compactibility. Furthermore, the robots are now water resistant and dust-proof; ideally suited for the food, and chemical industries. When businesses install small robots, they expect the producers to make resistant robots’’, explains Steffen Wissel, European distribution at DENSO Robotics.
The robots in this new series work very precisely, (± repeatability of ±0.02mm and ±0.03mm) and are able to reach a cycling time of 0.33 seconds (cycling time with a load of 1kg: time in which the robot moves a distance of 25mm x 300m x 25mm forward and back). The maximum load is up to 7 kilograms. Brakes on all axis permit installation on the ground, ceiling, or wall; aside from that it is possible to link every connection from below. This is a great advantage, especially if working space is limited. Because of the compact footprint costs for the installation are reduced for the customers of DENSO Robotics. Production processes become more efficient.
The DENSO Robotics Automatica booth is located in hall B2, stand number 317.
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* ORiN (Open Robot/Resource interface for the Network) is a platform for applications, which enable controlling of robots and industrial devices (e.G. PLC, NC etc.).