Compact five axis robot

ROBOTIC Automation has announced the release of Motoman’s five axis MPK2 robot with DXM100 controller for material handling applications.The robot features a hollow arm design which allows cables and hoses to be run internally throughout the entire robot from base to wrist.According to Robotic Automation, the product’s slim arm design and internal cabling enables it to reach into confined spaces without interference, reducing maintenance and facilitating programming.The five axis robot has a 1625mm vertical reach, 900mm horizontal reach and a 2kg payload. The payload can increase to 4kg for applications where the T-axis is used parallel to the floor.The product’s top wrist speed is 2000° per second, even when parts need to be rotated more than 90° and repeatability is ±0.5mm.The controller is said to perform multiple tasks and control up to eight robots, I/O devices and communication protocols.

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