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New “Tiny” babies at AA Robotics
Article Type: New products From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 37, Issue 1
“Tiny” palm-sized SCARA robots have joined the family at AA Robotics; their mounting surface is so small that they fit into the palm of a human hand. These tiny robots from Yahama are designed for compact production processes undertaking high-precision tasks for manufacturing assembly and packaging in the electronics, pharmaceutical, medical and plastics industries.
“Tiny” robots are ideal for mounting inside a machine to do pick and place applications, typically doing this in less than 1 s. The smallest of the two four-Axis Assembly Robots has a payload of 500 g, a reach of 120-150 mm and a pick and place cycle time of just 1.0 s. Its sibling has a 180-220 mm reach with a 1 kg payload.
With a small footprint of 99×35 mm the “Tiny” range is Ansi Compliant and CE Marked. Each robot has two air pipes in the arm for gripper control and six electrical signals for feedback. Programming is carried out via a PC and ORiN software, with force control device net, Profibus and Ethernet TCP/IP available. Connections can be easily made to a vision system like Cognex to guide the robot for the pick-up or place positions.
The addition to the extensive robot family at AA Robotics fit well with its existing range from DENSO. “We believe passionately that the fundemental of engineering excellence is use of the correct tool for the job,” says Neil Billingham of AA Robotics, “and the addition of the ‘Tiny’ range ensures we can meet all requirements”.