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Delta enters cobot market with easy-to-use family of six

24 April, 2024

The Taiwanese automation supplier Delta, has entered the cobot (collaborative robot) market with a family of six six-axis cobots with payload capacities from 6–30kg, and reaches from 800–1,800mm. The D-Bot cobots, which made their debut at the Hannover Messe, are designed for rapid deployment, requiring no special programming skills to get them running. A plug-and-play capability makes it easy to set up movements and command executions.

Michael Mayer-Rosa, senior director of Delta Electronics’ industrial automation business in the EMEA region, says the cobots will help users to optimise their production processes and enhance their manufacturing efficiency, as well as mitigating labour shortages. "Having succeeded for many years as a provider of robotics and automation technology components, we are exceptionally well-positioned to make significant achievements in this area as well,” he adds.

The IP66-protected cobots are capable of speeds of up to 200 degrees per second and accuracies of ±0.02mm. They use 24-bit encoders to ensure precision, especially for pick-and-place, welding and palletising applications.

Handheld HMI programming panels eliminate the need for additional devices or tools for control, and streamline operation. The graphical user interface provides immersive 3D visualisation, allowing users of all levels to program the cobots rapidly.

Two members of Delta’s six-strong family of collaborative robots

The cobots can be taught using drag-and-drop, Python, ROS 1 or C++, ensuring a simple, flexible operation. They support interfaces including EtherCat, Modbus and Codesys, and have built-in safety functions.

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