Based on the rising demand for agile and compact industrial robots in food processing and other manufacturing industries, Kawasaki Robotics has announced its two new robotic arms line-up. The RS007N and RS007L, are Kawasaki’s latest addition to the general-purpose R-series line of small-to-medium payload (3 to 80 kg) robots. Both the new addition 6-axis vertically articulated robots support a maximum payload capacity of 7 kg and different reach and are suitable for varying application use-cases such as packing, material handling, and machine tending.
The new addition, continuing the legacy and operational advantages of the R series robots, incorporate a redesigned arm structure with main-unit weight reductions. The company claims that the arm structure redesigning and acceleration rates adjustments according to the load weights and robot positioning offers the RS007N and RS007L models with an optimized performance by significantly reducing cycle times. Furthermore, Kawasaki’s new enhancement features were able to spur the fastest operating speeds in these robots (12,100 mm/sec) along with improved working ranges.
The RS007N and RS007L robotic arms feature a 730 mm and 930 mm reach respectively, making them more agile in production facility layouts. Furthermore, these robotic arms have a very small installation footprint, which offers them the tendency for greater speeds and reach, providing automation flexibility for high mix, low volume production and minimized changeover times. In addition, both the RS007N and RS007L models, have a double-seal construction on all axes and waterproof electrical connections, making them IP67 compliant for the wrist and IP65 compliant for the remaining axes.
The company will be showcasing these engineering marvels, at the Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc. Booth 7340 during Automate 2019 show to be held from April 8-11, 2019, at Chicago, IL.