Small, fast and element-resistant
Posted to News on 8th May 2024, 16:30

Small, fast and element-resistant

Comau debuts its new S-Family of small yet powerful robots at Automate 2024, North America's leading automation show. The first two high-speed robots, with payloads of 13 kg and up to 18 kg, meet the needs of arc welding applications where accuracy, repeatability and speed are non-negotiable.

Small, fast and element-resistant

Characterised by their exacting performance and historical red robot design, they also reflect Comau's dedication to making automation more accessible to diverse and non-automotive industries. The compact, robust and versatile robots can easily access small spaces and tight areas that are difficult to reach with other robots. And because they are highly energy efficient, as certified in accordance with Fraunhofer procedure instruction, the S-Family of 6-axis articulated robots help companies achieve higher production quality and better performance with reduced energy consumption and costs.

S-Family robots are said to be perfect for applications requiring extreme accuracy and speed while ensuring full protection from elements including water, dust and other contaminants. With their best-in-class protective IP68 hollow-wrist design, the electrical and auxiliary cabling runs inside the wrist which allows the robots to enjoy greater agility while minimising the risk of damage.

Furthermore, Comau says they are the only robots to feature fully integrated arc and gigabit dressings, which help remove layout constraints, make assembly and installation easy, ensure faster response times and significantly reduce cable kinking, breakage and subsequent maintenance costs. So, in addition to automating welding, handling, foundry, automotive, and battery manufacturing processes, the S-Family can be easily used for food and beverage and general assembly applications. Finally, the robots can be mounted on the floor, wall or ceiling to optimise space without sacrificing performance.

"Comau's new S-Family of small, high-speed robots combines efficiency and technical excellence with the features and functionality required for effective deployment within new markets and dedicated application areas," explains Nicole Clement, Chief Business Unit Leader for Advanced Automation Solutions. "Our commitment to making automation easier to install and use, especially within non-Automotive markets where automation is growing fast, is yet another way Comau is bringing the power of automation to an increasingly diverse sector of industries and applications."

S-Family robots have been tested and certified for energy efficiency in accordance with Fraunhofer procedures, and are available in two different payload configurations (13 and 18 kg) with a 1700 mm reach and a repeatability of 0.03mm.


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