PenTec Robotics offers a range of pre-developed industrial robots suited for both high-speed handling and packaging operations as well as assembly. The robots provide 3 to 6 degrees of freedom to the endeffector or work tool, including SCARA or typical 6-axis mobility.
Two concepts have successfully been realized as prototype robots. A 5-axis mechanism allows to orient the endeffector by 30°-90° for non-even or demanding assembly and handling tasks, and can be equipped with an optional 6th axis at the endeffector. A 3-axis mechanism with an optional 4th axis achieves very short cycle times and is particularly suited for picking applications or end-of-line packaging in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industry.
The robots have a very small footprint and a large cylindrical workspace with a reach of about 800 mm and a vertical stroke of about 300 mm. They achieve high accelerations of up to 10g and high repeatability of 0.015mm. Workspace sizes can be varied by changing the low-cost struts while drive groups can easily be accessed and maintained due to their fixed mounting on the robot base. Moreover, the robots are statically balanced and can be moved manually.
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