The mixture of simplicity, little sizing and high pace is heading to make the new Racer 3 a useful packaging robotic, in particular for decide on-and-place apps. It is rated for up to a hundred and sixty pick-and-location functions for every minute.
When Comau Robotics invited an editor from Packaging Digest to Italy for a product or service start, my editor puzzled if I would be prepared to go. My only problem was “When?” A handful of days later I was at the sixteenth century Castello di Rivoli in Turin. This was the ideal setting for launching a new robotic. After the robot launch, we got an inside of tour of the Maserati plant to see robots in motion.
Comau has lengthy been effectively acknowledged in automotive and aerospace industries for its big, weighty duty robots. Due to the fact they were big, they did not have a lot of purposes in packaging other than points like palletizing. The new Racer 3 changes all that. The Racer three is a compact 6 axis robot able of dealing with up to 3kg with a 600mm get to. Lightweight aluminum construction helps make it really rapidly with no sacrifice in rigidity or precision. The Comau engineers told us it was rated for up to a hundred and sixty choose-and-area operations for each moment. Adaptability is also increased by the capability to mount the robot in any place: vertical, horizontal, inverted or on an angle.
1 problem that has prevented some robots from being as adaptable as they should be is the need to have for skilled programming. Not the Racer three. It can be programmed via manage pendant or taught by shifting the arm though the route and positions required. Possibly is meant to be carried out by the typical line operator with nominal coaching.
This combination of simplicity tiny dimensions and higher speed is going to make this a handy packaging robot. Purposes will include assembly, carton and situation loading, move wrapper feeding and numerous other purposes. The compact size and large pace might make this useful for robotic packaging devices this sort of as the robotic filler and capper not long ago featured in Packaging Digest.
I’ve generally claimed that Italian equipment have a certain style that sets them apart from other countries’ equipment. All else staying equal, a great looking equipment will are likely to be much more successful. Comau has obviously paid a whole lot of focus to the styling of the Racer three, as effectively as its features.
In the race for productiveness, it appears like Comau has a winner.