Throwback AUTOMATICA 2016

The system consists of a vision camera, a part feeder system called EYEFEEDER® and a DENSO robot.

It is a system that is developed for fast, reliable and precise sorting of small items or parts which uses a vibrating conveyor belt. The belt helps enhance the scanning of scattered items for continuous detection. After the well positioned items are detected, the robot then picks up those items for further processes. And if there are no or not enough items on the belt, the system can trigger the robot to move new items to detection area.

This is particularly ideal for small parts being fed with a random orientation and in large quantities.

Watch our full official video about our exhibition at Automatica 2016 here.


Partners showing DENSO robots

Nine companies showed diverse innovative solutions with DENSO robots in different halls. One of these solutions was, for example, the application from the Bavarian company SAR. The company presented a very compact fully automated machine where two DENSO VS robots served white sausages with mustard, pretzels, and wheat beer to visitors.

AGS Automation Greifsysteme Schwope GmbH
ArtiMinds Robotics GmbH
ATEC automation technology GmbH
Datentechnik Reitz GmbH & Co. KG
EnShape GmbH
MVTec Software GmbH
ORiN Forum
SAR Elektronic GmbH



Your DENSO Robotics Europe Team


This new robot series is the successor of the current HS Series. This robot series has been completely redesigned to make it stronger (max. payload 8 kg) and to deliver high-performance even during continuous operation over long periods.

The biggest interest of our exhibition is highlighted on the New HSR series which offers three models with different arm lengths and a maximum working load for its type. The automated application pick-and-place of objects performs a high number of cycles per minute continuously and reliably – proven with the real high speed shown on the monitor at the fair.

Based on further developments of the decades of experience in small robotics – the new robot series come with the new, beyond-basic features such as strengthened rigidity and lightweight arm motion. In addition, the advanced interlocking design assures highly effective vibration dampening. The improved heat dissipation, together with other features, enables the robots to perform efficiently even during continuous operation over long periods and to implement a high number of cycles per minute. Wires can be optionally installed in the auxiliary arm in order to avoid and reduce the risk of unruly cables and wire breakage, especially during operations.

Upgraded from the previous HS Series, the new HSR robots are able to serve longer arm reach (480, 550 and 650 mm) and higher payload of up to 8 kg, but yet remaining its high advantage against size constrains. Both floor and ceiling mounting configuration are available for selection to best suit the application layout.

Industrial applications whether it be pick & place, inspection, assembly, packaging or customised applications can be assured to react promptly, to work steadily at an optimal speed and to accurately complete a work process.

Set a new standard of high performance for the current and future with our New HSR robot.

Expected sales release in Winter 2016.


No frontier in human-robot collaboration. The new tiny robot is ideal for educational and research purposes. Thanks to its dimensions the robot can be placed on small surfaces such as a desktop. Its open software structure allows users to program the robot independently of OS and programming language.

First time in Europe the new lightweight, jointed-arm robot for the increasingly important human-robot-collaboration is introduced.  Though the Cobotta is just a prototype, it created a lot of interest from visitors with a combined recognition-drawing application. 

Its technical data is very impressive: With a weight of just 3.8 kg, the robot is extremely light and offers a maximum working load of 500 gr. The controls are integrated into the robot arm; it is designed as an open platform, and thus can be easily integrated into existing systems. In addition, the robot can be programmed in various languages such as C#, C++, VB, among others. The new model is highly suited for applications in limited spaces as well as handling small parts, perfectly deployable in desktop applications typically found in laboratories as an example. The prototype robot has been conceived to work hand in hand with humans thanks to features like predefined safe speed and a soft and round-edges design.

The market-ready robot is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2017.

Industry 4.0/ IoT Readiness

DENSO products have been conceived to be as easy as possible to program and to operate. Our flexible and extensible software concept allows users to integrate and operate DENSO robots in basically any environment including Industry 4.0/IoT. ORiN, which includes a powerful development kit, plays an important role in this because it allows the interaction with many other devices such as servomotors, grippers, camera systems, etc., software,, industrial interfaces, PLCs, up to cloud platforms.

At AUTOMATICA, DENSO Robotics presented the various possibilities of 4.0/IoT applications by using ORiN and DENSO’s own RC8 Controller (with a pre-installed ORiN) as a solution. Originally, ORiN had been developed as a standard platform for robot-assisted applications. Today, ORiN serves as development software for a number of industrial production applications, i.e. for links to any DENSO software, hardware, industrial interfaces (i.e. ProfiNET, ProfiBUS, etc.), PLC, and also to planning and monitoring software (Oracle, SAP, SIEMENS, etc.), as well as to other development software and cloud platform services. Together with DENSO RC8 controller,the platform can be easily integrated even into older technologies – and thus supports the integration of devices in „smart factories“.

Safety Motion

Working near DENSO robots safely is possible thanks to DENSO’s new function “safety motion” included in the robot controller RC8A. This new function enables users to define virtual fences around the work environment, and thus, regulate the robot’s activity when a person enters into predefined safety zones.

This new “Safety Motion” function is a cutting-edge tool for maximizing industrial robot safety which is included in DENSO robot controller version RC8A. DENSO Robotics implements optical sensors with collaboration with our robots to dynamically control robot speed in relation to the distance of approaching individuals, making working environments with robots safer for human. The two sensors, one placed at the bottom and one at the top, generate virtual safe zones which were identified through different colors; green, yellow and red. Each zone represented the distance of an approaching individual. Green and yellow triggered speed reduction while red stopped of the robot.

The VS S2

Industrial robots are finding their place every day more and more in the pharmaceutical and medical industries. On the one hand, robots used in these industries must comply with strict sanitary requirements. On the other hand, for some environments and applications robots must resist strong sterilisation methods including chemicals such as Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2). DENSO offers a special robot series (VS-S2) that fulfils these requirements, and that has been certified by the renowned Fraunhofer IPA.

Food Industry with DENSO Robot Arm

DENSO robots are employable in a wide range of applications and industries; for example: food production. The automated production of French macarons was proven successful and error-free with a DENSO SCARArobot at the fair.