Humanoid qualities in slim robots

Motoman’s dual-arm robots, DA20, DIA10 and SDA10 are industrial robots with an overall configuration that has reportedly distinct humanoid qualities.

MOTOMAN’S dual-arm robots, DA20, DIA10 and SDA10 are industrial robots with an overall configuration that has reportedly distinct humanoid qualities.

According to the company, the robots feature the compact actuators that combine the motor, encoder, reducer, and brake, which can be stacked. The use of the actuators for arms reportedly provides a slim profile that is said to be approximately near to the shape of a human arm.

The latest version of the IA10, the SIA10 is compact in size and able to snake into places within a body-in-white. It caters for deep-throated spot welding guns and can give way to smaller guns on these robots.

The SIA20 is a seven-axis robot that has a minimal footprint and the ability to snake into locations that conventional articulated arms might be challenged to reach.

The DA20 can handle 44.1 lb. per arm, and each arm has a reach of 30.1 inch from the centerline of the base to the tool mounting surface. The arms can work independently or in coordination with one arm holding a part and the other performing a process on it.

To give the DA20 humanoid abilities, Motoman developed the DIA10, which has two seven-axis arms and a waist, for a total of 15 axes.

In addition, Motoman has introduced control technology, NX100, which has the ability to simultaneously handle 32 axes.