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12/21/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

Pick-and-Place Robot, Controller Comprise Open, Scalable Platform

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The RCP-Delta robot from Aerotech is available in four models that support payloads ranging to 3 kg, with X- and Y-axis reaches ranging from 500 to 1,300 mm and an optional continuous rotation about the Z axis (yaw).

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The RCP-Delta robot from Aerotech is available in four models that support payloads ranging to 3 kg, with X- and Y-axis reaches ranging from 500 to 1,300 mm and an optional continuous rotation about the Z axis (yaw). Carbon fiber and lightweight aluminum construction enable the robot to sustain a pace of 200 pick-and-place operations per minute with peak acceleration to 15 G. With absolute encoders on each motor, the robot never has to be referenced, even after a loss of power, the company says. Per IP65 and IP69K standards, the robot is sealed against dust and low-pressure water jets. IP69K protection is also available for applications where periodic cleaning with high-pressure water and/or steam is required.

The robot’s control system is based on Aerotech’s A3200 Machine Controller. The controller’s networked, distributed architecture provides a scalable platform upon which additional robot, I/O and positioning devices can be integrated. Multiple programming interfaces provide deployment flexibility by enabling developers to work in the environment that matches their skill sets or application requirements.

External sensors are supported with fieldbuses including EtherCAT, Modbus TCP and Ethernet/IP, or applications operating in the RCP-Delta’s real-time enabled Windows operating system. The RCP-Delta supports all standard A3200 programming and control capabilities, such as multi-block look-ahead, corner rounding and command shaping. Additional robot-specific functions are included for common robotic operations, such as target queues, tracking moving material and teaching tool/part locations.

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