Intelligent palletiser provides compact solution to busy end of line operations
Kawasaki Robotic’s new 80Kg palletiser the RD080N is faster and more compact than its predecessor and uses the recently launched E-Controller.
Designed specifically for palletising, Kawasaki Robotic’s RD080N is lighter than its predecessor and maintains its rigid construction. Duty cycle tests illustrate its high speed by performing 2,800 cycles, with 80Kg payloads, of 75mm vertical and 900mm horizontal an average individual cycle time of 1.28 secs.
For multi- robot environments, typical in busy end of line areas, the RD080N provides a less-crowded solution. Its width at 584mm is claimed by Kawasaki to be class leading while its reach of 2.1Mtr and palletising height up to 3.31Mtr comfortably meets conventional palletising demands.
Although a conventional 4 axis palletiser, the RD080N does have a 5th axes compensation joint which maintains a parallel wrist face. This joint allows plus or minus 10° of movement and can be usefully utilised to allow placement of layer cards/seperators or tighter packing of products such as ready meals into open containers.
Smoother lines of the new Kawasaki robot further assist the palletising process. All electrics and pneumatics for end of arm tooling are plumbed into the arm reducing the risk of snagging and helping to speed up programming.
Further helping to make the RD080N faster, smoother and easier to integrate is 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.
Issue date: October 2011
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Notes to editors:
Kawasaki Robotics (UK) Ltd is theUK robotics division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Japan.
Based inWarrington, Kawasaki Robotics (UK) Ltd occupies a 15,000Sq.Ft.Building. Its location provides easy access to the main motorway network and is at the centre of its customer base.
The facility centralises all the sales and customer support operations, with areas for customer demonstrations, training, robot test and integration and a large area for stock machines. Over 1,800 machines are now operating in a wide range of industries and applications throughout theUK.
Operating through a network of system partners, automation integrators and also supplying direct to end users, Kawasaki Robotics (UK) Ltd offers experience in the widest range of industry sectors.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries introduced its first industrial robot into the Japanese domestic market in 1969 and since then has developed into a world leader in the manufacture of industrial robots. Renowned world-wide for quality and technology in all its engineering systems and products, this philosophy is continued throughout the Kawasaki Robotics divisions.