Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Robot features dual independent arms

April 5, 2010
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Motoman’s SDA-series (slim, dual-arm) family of robots has expanded to include the new SDA5D model. SDA-series robots feature 15 axes of motion (7 axes per arm, plus a single axis for base rotation). Internally routed cables and hoses reduce interference and maintenance, and also make programming easier.
Both robot arms can work together on one task to double the payload or handle heavy, unwieldy parts, trays or pallets.  The ability to use dual independent arms to process parts reduces the need for expensive custom fixturing and allows end-of-arm tooling to be simple and less costly.  Motoman SDA-series dual-arm robots can hold a part with one arm while performing operations on the part with the other arm, and can also transfer a part from one arm to the other with no need to set the part down. 

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