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7kg-capacity robot is ‘fastest in its class’

03 February, 2015

The Italian robot-maker Comau claims to have developed the fastest robot with a 7kg payload. The six-axis Racer 999 articulated robot has a reach of 999mm, and is aimed at applications such as assembly, handling, machine tools and packaging, especially where space is limited.

Designed for high-speed pick-and-place applications with a 7kg payload, the robot can carry up to 10kg by limiting the movement of the fifth axis. It can be mounted on walls, ceilings or inclined supports, as well as on the floor.

When carrying a 7kg load, the robot has a cycle time of 0.702s. With a 1kg load, the cycle time is 0.62s. Its repeatability is claimed to be 0.05mm.

Comau's Racer robot family now includes the compact, high-speed Racer 999 (foreground)

Comau’s E-motion software optimises the robot’s movements and increases its fluidity to cut cycle times by up to 25% compared to previous-generation robots. An energy reduction system is built in.

The 170kg robot retains the key features of its older brother, the Racer 7-1.4, that was introduced a year ago, but has a 30% higher stiffness. The two robots share the same teaching pendant and spare parts. 

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