Aerotech introduces RCP-Delta robot and controller
November 16, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 15, 2016 – The RCP-Delta robot from Aerotech is available in four models that support payloads up to 3 kg, with X/Y operating ranges of 500/800/1100/1300 mm, and an optional continuous rotation about the Z axis (yaw).
“Extensive use” of carbon fiber and light-weight aluminum results in a robot that is capable of sustaining 200 pick-and-place operations per minute with peak acceleration on the order of 15g, says the company, adding that with absolute encoders on each motor the robot never has to be referenced, even after a loss of power. The RCP-DELTA control system is based on Aerotech’s A3200 machine controller. The A3200’s networked, distributed architecture provides a scalable platform upon which additional robots, I/O, and positioning devices can be integrated. The RCP-DELTA supports all standard A3200 programming and control capabilities such as multi-block look-ahead, corner rounding, and command shaping. Additional Delta robot specific functions are included for common robotic operations such as target queues, tracking moving material, and teaching tool/part locations. IP65 protection is standard and IP69K is available for applications where periodic cleaning with high-pressure water and/or steam is required.