Robotics Industry News
New Higher Payload Capacity for DENSO XR-Series Compact Gantry Robots
DENSO Robotics Posted 03/11/2010Allows Wider Range of Applications
DENSO announced that it has increased the payload capacity of its XR-Series four-axis, compact gantry robots from 3 kg to 5 kg. The new 5-kg capacity, which represents an increase of over 60 percent, allows the robots to handle a significantly wider range of applications.
The XR-Series robots feature a ceiling-mounted, flexible SCARA robot combined with a long-stroke Cartesian robot. As a result of their highly efficient, integrated design, the XR-Series robots use up to 40 percent less floor space than conventional SCARAs. In addition, they can operate in many applications without the need of a conveyor, saving up to 20 percent in capital-equipment costs.
The high-speed, high-precision robots have a reach of 200 mm to 300 mm and an x-axis stroke of 850 mm to 1,660 mm, with a cycle time of 0.53 seconds and repeatability of ±0.015 mm. Typical applications include assembly, dispensing, material handling and parts feeding.
DENSO is the world’s largest user of small assembly robots, with more than 17,000 DENSO robots designed and used in its own manufacturing facilities. More than 42,000 DENSO robots are used in other companies. DENSO Robotics offers a complete line of robots, controllers and software covering a wide range of applications. For more information, visit www.densorobotics.com.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 120,000 people in 32 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009 totaled US$32 billion. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges in Japan.
In the Americas, DENSO employs more than 16,000 people with consolidated sales totaling US$5.7 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.