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Packaging sector debut for new Kawasaki Delta robot

29 July 2011

Kawasaki Robotics will show its first Delta arm robot to the packaging industry at this year’s PPMA Show. Integrated with a vision system, the new Y Series will illustrate ultra high speed pick and place tasks while maintaining smooth motion control and accurate repeatability. With a maximum payload of 3kg, Y Series performs the standard industry TAC test of 25/305/25 in only 0.45s (0.27s with a maximum payload of 1kg).

Accuracy is also a class leading feature of the Y Series with positional and angular repeatability of +/- 0.1mm. An optional fifth axis further enhances placement capabilities.

With high reliability in mind, the Y Series design avoids using a centre shaft for rotational movement by having a wrist mounted motor. This design further reduces exposed components and potential contamination traps, simplifying cleaning and maintenance tasks. The new robot also has a large work envelope of 1,300mm on horizontal and 500mm on vertical movement.

Making the Y Series easier to integrate and increasing its performance, it is supplied with 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.

Food grade grease and oil is standard on the Y Series, assuring hygiene standards are kept to a maximum. The unit is also capable of being washed down with abrasive acid/alkaline cleaners, making it the ideal choice for installation in food and pharmaceutical applications.
The PPMA show takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, September 27 - 29 2011.

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