Rollon and Universal Robots together at Motek, with a new seventh axis suitable for cobot.
Simple, immediate and with an even broader range. This is the new solution that Rollon and Universal Robots are presenting at the Motek in Stuttgart: the Group based in Vimercate specializing in solutions for linear motion has in fact developed a demo for a seventh axis designed specifically for the cobots of the leading Danish company in the collaborative robots sector. The aim? To increase the range of action, further improving the performance of UR robots in automated processes in various sectors without sacrificing ease of use. This is a feature that has made the Universal Robots solution a reference point for small and medium businesses venturing into the world of robotics.
There are various applications, from industrial machine feeding to assembly, pick and place and palletizing in which an axis can make all the difference, increasing the range of action of UR cobots. An improvement which will be even easier: simple and quick to assemble and start up, the new “Seventh Axis” from Rollon can be programmed using the Universal Robots tablet.
The frame is made up of anodized aluminum profiles that offer considerable benefits in terms of weight, transportability and modularity, while maintaining a high degree of stiffness. These are characteristics that the research and development team of Rollon has enhanced by developing a solution capable of operating in vertical and horizontal applications.
The Seventh Axis, fitted with ball recirculating linear guides and belt drive, enables the robots of Universal Robots to move at a speed of 1 m/s with an acceleration of 1.2 m/s and a repeatability of ± 0.05 mm.
The demo of the new “Seventh Axis” will debut from 8 to 11 October in Stuttgart at the Rollon Stand (n. 5405, Hall 5). More in detail, a Sev 220-1 will move a UR10, the largest in the range of cobots from Universal Robots, which can move loads of up to 10 kilos. And the UR3 and UR5? These will not be on display in Germany, but Rollon has also given them some thought with two further versions of its Seventh Axis, the Sev 160-1 and Sev 130-1 respectively: a modularity that enables everyone to choose the turnkey solution most suitable for their needs. A commitment that bears witness to Rollon’s desire to keep growing in the robotics sector and also by cooperation with innovative players looking to the future such as Universal Robots.