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Packaging sector debut for new Kawasaki Delta robot
Article Type: New products From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 39, Issue 2
Kawasaki Robotics has announced its first Delta arm robot to the packaging industry. Designed for high reliability and ease of maintenance, the new Y Series claims to be best in class for speed and repeatability.
Integrated with a vision system, the new Y Series is designed for ultra high speed pick and place tasks while maintaining smooth motion control and accurate repeatability. With a maximum payload of 3 kg, the Kawasaki Y Series performs the standard industry TAC test of 25/305/25 in only 0.45 s. With a maximum payload of 1 kg, the TAC test time lowers to just 0.27 s.
Accuracy is also a class leading feature of the Y Series with positional and angular repeatability of ±0.1 mm. An optional fifth axis further enhances placement capabilities.
With high reliability in mind, the Y Series design avoids using a centre shaft for rotational movement by having a wrist mounted motor. This design further reduces exposed components and potential contamination traps, simplifying cleaning and maintenance tasks. The new robot also has a large work envelope of 1,300 mm on horizontal and 500 mm on vertical movement.
Making the Y Series easier to integrate and increasing its performance, it is supplied with Kawasaki’s latest E-Controller. The E-Controller range offers faster processing, increased memory, higher resolution encoding, increased communications options and additional teach pendant functionality.
Food grade grease and oil is standard on the Y Series, assuring hygiene standards are kept to a maximum. In addition to food grade grease and oil, it has been designed for wash down with abrasive acid/alkaline cleaners, making it the ideal choice for installation into food and pharmaceutical applications.