Comau introduces heavier payload N-220 robotic



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Comau expands its product portfolio with its N-220 robotic. | Supply: Comau

Comau is increasing its product portfolio with the N-220-2.7 (N-220), a 220 kg payload robotic that includes a modular arrange, direct kinematics, absolute calibration and enhanced algorithms. These traits ship ease of use, easy integration and sooner post-installation upkeep whereas making certain precision, flexibility, repeatability and minimal backlash, in line with the corporate.

Manufactured through a totally automated manufacturing line straight in Comau’s Turin, Italy Innovation Middle of Superior Robotics, the corporate’s elevated era robotic affords new ranges of high quality and provide chain flexibility along with cost-effective operation, as required by at present’s high-growth market segments.

Goal Market:
Because the Nineteen Seventies, Comau has developed robotics functions for the automotive business. With the introduction of the extra succesful, versatile and efficient N-220, the corporate hopes to consolidate its place in automotive whereas enabling enlargement in high-growth business segments together with steel, meals and drinks, success and plastic and chemical compounds.

“Primarily based on the 2021 IFR (Worldwide Federation of Robotics) Report, we anticipate 160-220 kg payload articulated robots to signify an estimated 30% of the overall put in market, composed of 250,000-300,000 items in 2022, with a possible Compound Annual Progress Fee (CAGR) ’22-’26 of two%” Nicole Clement, chief advertising officer at Comau, mentioned. “This new era robotic, which strengthens our product portfolio, generates clear buyer benefits due to its progressive design and state-of-the-art superior robotics know-how; thus permitting us to raised goal new, high-growth business segments past conventional manufacturing, with the purpose of enhancing cost-effective automation for companies of all sizes.”

Comau’s N-220 is out there instantly on a worldwide foundation.

Design specifics:
Comau’s N-220 industrial robotic options an progressive architectural strategy based mostly on progressive modularity, element discount, superior motors and APC drivers. With its vast working space and Efficiency Degree D cartesian security options, the excessive payload (220 kg) robotic can function inside an enormous vary of industries together with automotive, meals and beverage and success and logistics, amongst others. It has a hole forearm and an built-in software dressing. The N-220 robotic additionally advantages from its use of direct kinematics, absolute calibration and advanced movement algorithms. All of which mix to ship excessive repeatability and precision. Moreover, the robotic comes fitted with built-in forklift adapters and non-compulsory high-torque washers for computerized anchoring base fixing, simpler relocation and sooner set up.

The primary of a brand new era of 6-axis articulated robots, N-220 addresses the particular market want for cost-effective and simple to combine robotics that additionally ship high-speed industrial efficiency. The holistic design and modular structure of the N-220 additionally make it simpler to put in, use and keep.  Manufactured on the Comau headquarters in Grugliasco (Torino), Italy utilizing a state-of-the-art robotic meeting line, it reliably automates meeting, spot welding, packaging and materials dealing with operations, along with steady course of functions equivalent to 3D printing and gluing.

Comau’s e-Movement software program algorithm improves cycle time, movement high quality and path management. Because of the usage of a nitrogen balancing system on axis 2, and bigger stroke-ends on axis 3, the N-220 get pleasure from elevated agility and a large backward working space that’s perfect for bending and dealing with functions. And since the N-220 makes use of solely two motor sizes, and a single oil kind, changing a defective motor turns into fast and simple. An extra good thing about the simplified, modular structure is simpler total upkeep and improved Imply Time Between Failure (MTBF) as a result of a 50% discount of robotic componentry.

Recognizing that the combination pace has a direct influence on manufacturing potential, the N-220 implements Nodal speech-based coding language for open, straightforward programming. The straightforward dressing resolution is manufactured from two, separate, versatile harnesses (robotic and software energy provide) which facilitate a straightforward and quick improve, or alternative. Equally, the direct meeting between the motor and gearbox simplifies mechanical transmissions and minimizes energy loss and backlash, thus growing effectivity and decreasing consumption. Briefly, all the pieces has been designed to maximise efficiency, sturdiness, security, maintainability and ease of use.

“Comau has leveraged its long-standing expertise in industrial robotics to answer the growing want for new-generation automation that can also be cost-effective and simple to make use of,” Pietro Ottavis, chief know-how officer at Comau, mentioned. “It’s the suitable product on the proper time.”