Downstream robot is Aerotech's first

Sept. 29, 2015
This robot from Aerotech features an open-architecture controller and is ideal for downstream assembly, sorting and materials handling. The control system is based on Aerotech's A3200 automation controller with networked distributed architecture.

CP-Delta This robot from Aerotech features an open-architecture controller and is ideal for downstream assembly, sorting and materials handling. The control system is based on Aerotech's A3200 automation controller with networked distributed architecture. The robot is available in four models that support payloads up to 6.6 pounds. The models have travel distances of about 20, 31, 43 and 51 inches, with an optional continuous rotation about the Z axis. 

What's new? The product. Robots are a new area for Aerotech, which makes control systems. 

Benefits Repeatability, durability and high speeds. The absolute encoders on each motor can pinpoint the exact position of the robot at all times, so that the home point never has to be established again, even if the power goes out. The aluminum and carbon fiber construction allows the robot to perform 200 pick-and-place operations per minute. 

Aerotech Inc., Pittsburgh, 412-963-7470, www.aerotech.com

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