Compact Gantry Robots Save Cost, Floor Space
Thu, 04/02/2009 - 5:33am
The XR-Series four-axis, compact gantry 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% less valuable factory floor space than conventional SCARA robots. In addition, they can operate in many applications without the need of a conveyor, saving up to 20% 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, repeatability of ±0.015 mm and a payload capacity of 3 kg. Medical device manufacturing applications include assembly, material handling and parts feeding.