Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Cleanroom six-axis robots

November 16, 2012
By Alison Dunn

DENSO recently announced new ISO 3 (class 1) cleanroom versions of its VS-Series six-axis articulated robots, adding to its previously released ISO 5 (class 100) versions. The VS-Series robots offer cycle times from 0.37 to 0.33 sec. and repeatability from ±0.03 to ±0.02 mm. Reaches are from 500 to 900 mm and payload capacities from 4 to 7 kg.
The VS robots are designed to be flexible, with a compact design, including ultra-slim arms to facilitate integration and a new optional bottom-side cable connection to save floor space. The robots can be mounted on the floor, ceiling or wall with no special hardware needed. A new internal wiring option allows connection of Gigabit Ethernet devices and servo grippers directly to the robot flange, preventing cables from becoming tangled or interfering with peripheral equipment. ANSI and CE safety compliance allows global deployment.

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