After releasing its Racer3 robot last year, Comau is once again expanding its small robot family for quick applications in restricted spaces, including handling, assembly and pick-and-place operations. Two new robots—Racer5-0.63 and Racer5-0.80—are both controlled by the R1C 19-in. rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. The robots are also available in the openROBOTICS version where the robot is directly integrated into the existing machine/line automation controlled by B&R technologies.
Comau first launched this small machine robot solution last June with the launch of the Racer3. Both robots are built on the Racer3 technological platform, thus offering solutions that share the same components and parts, in a strategy aimed at expanding the integrated range of robots.
The two new robots expand the capacity of Racer3 in terms of payload and reach. Racer5-0.63 offers a reach of 630 mm and payload of 5 kg. Racer5-0.80 is also rated for a payload of 5 kg, but has an extended reach of 809 mm. Like the original Racer3, the longer-reach Racer5 models feature a compact design manufactured from lightweight materials and offer great stiffness.
The sleek, fluidic designs can all be mounted to the floor, ceiling or wall. All three Racer models feature six axes and repeatability of 0.02 mm for the Racer 3 or 0.03 mm for both Racer5 models.