Kawasaki Releases One Ton Payload Robot for North American Market
January 16, 2017
- The MG10HL/MG15HL model is a highly rigid, wide motion range robot with an ultra-high payload capacity of 1,000 or 1,500 kg -
Equipped with two large 5-kW motors in each of the first, second and third axes, the MG10HL delivers high torque and a huge payload capacity while ensuring motor compatibility with existing M Series models. Kawasaki's innovative hybrid link mechanism combines the JT2 (arm out-in) parallel link and JT3 (arm up-down) serial link configurations to achieve a maximum payload capacity of 1,000 or 1,500 kg without the use of bulky and limiting counterweights, maximizing the robot's motion range and allowing for a compact footprint of 1.2 m by 1.3 m. The hybrid link mechanism gives the robot the power to lift and manipulate heavy loads with great ease and high repeatability.
The second and third axes that affect motion accuracy use highly rigid ball screws with minimal backlash. This reduces arm deflection while enabling high positioning accuracy. The robot's unprecedented rigidity makes it ideal for taking on tasks that require resistance to strong reaction forces, such as riveting, drilling, machining and friction spot joining. Kawasaki's MG10HL now offers an effective and flexible, as well as potentially cost saving, automation alternative for tight tolerance operations normally carried out using hard automation systems and machine tools.
The MG10HL robot's lightweight and compact design also maximizes layout flexibility, resulting in superior versatility that enables users to easily adapt it to different workpieces.
Kawasaki's original and patented robot design makes the MG10HL clearly stand out from the rest as an accurate and flexible automation solution for the handling of ultra-heavy payloads as well as high counterforce applications.
- Main Specifications
Robot models MG10HL (option MG15HL) Launch date - Americas January 16, 2017 Arm type Vertical articulated type Degrees of freedom 6 axes Max. reach 4,005 mm Max. payload 1,000 kg (option 1,500 kg) Repeatability ±0.1 mm