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DENSO Robotics debuts long-reach assembly robot series at ATX West


February 12, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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DENSO Robotics is showcasing its new VM-VL series of high-performance robots for large part manufacturing, transportation, warehousing and other industrial applications at ATX West 2020, on Feb. 11 to 13, in Anaheim, California.

The new line of large assembly robots will be released this summer.

VM robots are built to handle payloads of up to 55 pounds (25 kilograms) and come in two models: one with a maximum arm reach of nearly five feet (1.5 metres) and the other with a maximum arm reach of nearly six feet (1.8 metres).

The VL robot handles payloads of up to 88 pounds (40 kilograms) with a maximum arm reach of more than eight feet (2.5 metres).

Features include enhanced internal wiring for safer, more efficient operations; DENSO’s RC9 programmable logic controller; and WINCAPS Plus, new software developed by DENSO to optimize 3D visual programming, motion planning and position guidance. WINCAPS Plus supports five languages: English, Japanese, Chinese, German and Korean.

VM-VL applications include large part assembly, long-reach computer tool tending, palletizing and depalletizing, material removal and deburring, and 3D bin picking.

Additionally, VM models are designed for use in clean room settings such as electronics, pharmaceutical, biomedical, food processing, aerospace, technology, and other industries with stringent sanitation requirements; and VL models meet resistance standards for automation in harsh environments such as where oil residue and water vapour are present.