Kawasaki’s high-speed palletizing robots can meet the demands for power and speed.
The food product, pharmaceutical, printed matter and various other industries are involved in multi-variety small-lot production in order to be able to address the diverse needs of their customers. In addition, there are also demands for the maintenance of product freshness and reductions in distribution inventories while “just-in-time” delivery has also become an essential condition.
The rationalization and automation of distribution are now a focus of attention as a means for responding to such demands. Palletizing and depalletizing, which are especially important factors, have given rise to demands for the development of flexible automated robot-based systems to ensure their rapid, precise and continuous implementation.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries produces a line of three different types of palletizing robots, including the RD80N with a maximum payload of 80 kg, model ZD130S/250S with a maximum payload of 130/250 kg and model MD400N/500N with a maximum payload of 400/500 kg. Each has a broad work envelope coupled with high-speed action and demonstrates its effectiveness in accelerating speed and reinforcing performance.
Broad operating range and high payload capacity
The RD80N is the most compact model, but possesses a wide range of
movements. In addition, the RD80N stacks a maximum height of 2062.3 mm on
1,100 x 1,100 mm pallets.
The MD500N can handle with load capacities of up to 500 Kg , as well as handle
multiple pallets (up to four stations when handling 1,100 x 1,100 mm pallets).
Motion capacity worthy of our high-speed age
Kawasaki palletizing robots deliver the high-speed operation needed for
distribution. When moving a vertical distance of 400 mm and a horizontal distance
of 2,000 mm, the RD80N can perform 900 cycles per hour with loads of 80 Kg. In
the same conditions the ZD130S is capable of performing 1,800 cycles with loads
of 60 Kg, while the MD500N can do up to 600 cycles with loads of 500 Kg.
No wasted action with the small installation space
RD80N has a turning radius of 397 mm, enabling it to cover a wide working area at
high speed while occupying less space than a person. The MD500N features a
unique new-type link mechanism for the upper and lower arms, allowing for a
compact body without a counter weight.
“Cubic-S” which is an optional function to monitor the movement of robots can be
used to limit the range of robot movements and make safety fence area smaller.
Simple palletizing software K-SPARC (option)
Kawasaki’s palletizing software K-SPARC allows layout planning and operations to
be simulated on your computer. All you have to do is simply start up your computer
and select the workpieces, pallets, and stacking patterns you want to use. You can
also review layouts displayed on screen as well as simulate robots. With its
enhanced usability, K-SPARC supports more pallet stacking patterns than
conventional palletizing software, making it easier to teach robots.
Palletizing Robot [FD/RD/ZD/MD-series] (vertical articulated type)
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