Pick and Place Robots, also known as picker, delta or spider robots, are often used for high-speed handling, packing and sorting operations. They can be found in pharmaceutical, electronic, food, and cosmetic operations.
Kawasaki’s all-new YF03N pick and place delta robot was recently demonstrated at Pack expo 2009, where it drew significant interest from industry attendees.
This new pick and place robot is noteworthy for its extremely short cycle times: 0.45 seconds for a 3 kg payload or 0.27 seconds for a 1 kg payload. In addition, it has a large work envelope of Ø 1,300 mm with a 500mm z-stroke.
In order to further reduce cycle times and broaden its application range, a fifth axis can be added to this pick and place robot. Also, a wet wash down (IP67) option is available. As with all Kawasaki pick and place robots, it has low maintenance requirements. Its MTBF is just 96,000 hrs.
The continued partnership between JMP Engineering and Kawasaki Heavy Industries means that the Pick and place robot will be introduced and supported in the Australian and New Zealand markets. JMP, already a leading provider of packing and palletising systems, welcomes the introduction of the new pick and place robot. The project engineering and support structure already in place mean that JMP are not only able to identify and deliver projects with the new technology, but also support the product long term.