Kawasaki Robotics raise the bar with top performing palletiser range
Capable of operating 2,050 cycles per hour with a 130 Kgs payload is the claim of Kawasaki Robotics for its new CP range of palletising robots. Three new models make up the CP range, offering maximum payloads of 180, 300 and 500kgs.
High throughput, a wide working range and ease of programming are attributes that position the range competitively in the palletiser market. By reducing the robots weight by up to 38% [over the range it replaces] and enhancing the drive mechanism for the arm's rotation (joint 1), payload capacities have been increased in line with overall performance.
Ian Hensman, Kawasaki Robotics' Sales and Marketing manager points out that the new arm offers the optimal flexibility demanded by manufacturers and food processors today, "The CP Range robots rank as best in class when running the standard industry takt test for large robots; 400 mm up, 2,000 mm horizontal and 400 mm down. Having the ability to increase palletising speeds when production demands is a bonus and added to the large palletising volume of 1,800 mm by 1,600 mm and height 2,200 mm users are provided with a wide working range.
"Supporting the high performance of the CP Range are the 'Green Credentials' that it offers. We've concentrated on making this robot low energy and easy to maintain; more than 90% of all components across the range are identical allowing customers to reduce their parts handling and storage requirements. An integrated hybrid function stores energy from braking utilising it for acceleration and lowering energy consumption overall."
The CP Range is supplied with the compact Kawasaki E03 controller which is ideal for locating under a conveyor in normally redundant space. Straight-forward programming is also offered when the optional K-SPARC palletising software is used. This enable programmes to be generated offline by selecting the work-piece, pallet and stowage pattern; layout planning and operating simulations can also be performed enabling optimisation of the palletising operation.
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Issue date: June 2015
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Notes to editors:
Kawasaki Robotics (UK) Ltd is the UK robotics division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Japan.
Based in Warrington, Kawasaki Robotics (UK) Ltd occupies a 15,000 Sq. 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 the UK.
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.