Kawasaki Robotics (USA) Inc  

28140 Lakeview Dr
Wixom,  MI  48393-3157

United States
248-446-4100
http://www.kawasakirobotics.com
  • Booth: C11964

See cost-effective & flexible automation solutions for robotic arc welding, material removal, machine load/unload, and assembly.

VISIT KAWASAKI ROBOTICS’ BOOTH FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A KAWASAKI ATV BRUTE FORCE 300!

You will see examples of offline programming and seam tracking in an arc welding exhibit that also features robotic grinding & machine load/unload. We will be showcasing two pre-engineered cells - one performing LIVE arc welding, and the other deburring parts using our NEW RS007N small payload robots with the fastest operating speed in their class. Also, check out the Kawasaki duAro dual-arm collaborative robot which will be performing gear assembly.

ABOUT KAWASAKI ROBOTICS

With more than 180,000 robots shipped worldwide, Kawasaki is a leading supplier of industrial robots and robotic automation systems with a broad product portfolio, able to service a wide range of applications across diverse industries. Kawasaki has incorporated 50 years of experience as a robot industry leader into the development of the most technically advanced controllers and the highest quality robots.


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 Press Releases

  • In response to the rising demand for fast, flexible and compact industrial robots, Kawasaki developed two 6-axis vertically articulated robots with a maximum payload capacity of 7 kg and different reach.  The RS007N and RS007L models are the latest additions to the company general-purpose R series line of small-to-medium payload (3-80 kg) robots, which offers excellent functional and environmental performance for assembly, material handling, machine tending and other applications.
     

    Both the Kawasaki RS007N and RS007L robots continue to offer the operational advantages of the R series robots while incorporating a newly redesigned arm structure and main-unit weight reductions. These enhancements result in the fastest operating speeds in these robots' class (12,100 mm/s) along with increased working ranges.  By redesigning the arm structure and adjusting the acceleration rates in accordance with load weights and robot positioning, these models also offer consistently optimized performance by significantly reducing cycle times. 

    The RS007N robot features a 730 mm reach and the RS007L a 930 mm reach for greater flexibility in production facility layouts. By utilizing a cantilever design for the upper arm section, Kawasaki has achieved a longer maximum reach and an expanded range of motion: below, behind and in the immediate vicinity of the robot.  Additionally, these floor or ceiling mount models are designed to house vision cables, sensor harnesses, air lines and other components inside the arm structure. This prevents interference with and from peripheral equipment, thus allowing for operation in tight installation spaces. 

    The RS007N and RS007L robots feature a double-seal construction on all axes and waterproof electrical connections, offering an IP67 classification for the wrist and IP65 for the remaining axes.  This first rate environmental protection means the robots are protected against large quantities of dust, water, lubricants, coolants, and can even withstand high surface temperatures and temporary submersion.

    The RS007N and RS007L robots come standard with Kawasaki’s newest F60 robot controller.  This state-of-the-art controller helps manufacturers digitally connect their machines and extract value from the Internet of Things (IoT), and features enhanced data collection and transfer capabilities to support overall equipment efficiency (OEE) calculations and smart manufacturing.  The Bluetooth enabled controller allows for the collection and analysis of both robot and production data and provides the ability to link to the cloud, other robots or machines, tablets, vision cameras and various fieldbuses.

    With a compact design, industry leading speed and reach, and an enhanced communication controller, the RS007N and RS007L robots meet the demand for smart and flexible manufacturing, enabling efficient small batch production and minimizing changeover times.

    Company: Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.

    FABTECH booth: C11964

  • In the spring of 2017, Kawasaki Robotics introduced the BA006L robot, a compact arc welding model with hollow wrist and increased reach for welding large workpieces.  Built exclusively for arc welding applications, the BA006L uses the latest arc welding technology to rival the quality of a skilled human welder.  The 6 kg payload model has a long reach of 2,036 mm, compared to the BA006N robot's reach of 1,445 mm. The 45 mm inner diameter of the BA006L robot’s hollow wrist structure allows for through-arm cabling, simplifying cable and hose management. The hollow wrist design is compatible with torch manufacturers’ equipment and can be fitted with dress package cabling to minimize potential interference with other processing and manufacturing equipment. 

    The centers of the upper arm's length and rotation axis have been separated, allowing wire feeders to be placed in the space behind the upper arm. This is an improvement over their former position above the arm because it largely prevents wire feed cables from being bent excessively and minimizes wire feeders' interference with peripheral equipment during welding. This provides more operation flexibility and allows joint 6 to operate at higher speeds, increasing productivity. In addition to preventing in process cable snagging, this speeds up onsite programming and eliminates 'cable positioning variables' to make offline programming more efficient and maintenance faster. 

    The BA006L is equipped standard with arc welding specific software to enable quick and easy programming of the process path.  Adaptive welding functionality is available to modify robot position, weave pattern and speed during welding to fill variable joints.  The built-in intelligence, flexibility and high accuracy of the BA006L robot deliver throughput for a wide range of arc welding applications.

    Company: Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.

    FABTECH booth: C11964

    Contact: Yanik Van Coppenolle

    Email: info@kri-us.com

    Phone: 248-446-4100

    Website: KawasakiRobotics.com

  • It's a common misconception that integrating robots means spending a lot to completely overhaul production lines and start from scratch.  In 2016, Kawasaki introduced the highly innovative human-friendly industrial SCARA robot named duAro whose mobile design and safety functionality make it ideal for companies of any size.  Integrating the duAro into a manufacturing process is a relatively simple change that can benefit the bottom line and relieve employees from performing menial tasks.

    The duAro is the first dual-armed horizontal articulated robot to operate on a single axis.  This configuration enables the robot to perform coordinated movements, much like a human, making it perfect for applications such as small-part inspection, assembly, material handling, material removal and machine tending.  As the robot is designed to fit into a single-person space, it can easily be deployed without modifications to any assembly or manufacturing line.  The mobile base on which the dual-arms are placed also accommodates the controller, allowing the user to move the unit to any location desired. 

    The duAro’s design also reflects the need to keep its human co-workers safe.  Low-power motors, a soft body, speed and work zone monitoring, and a deceleration function allows the duAro to safely collaborate with humans in work operations. In the unlikely event of a collision, the collision detection function instantaneously stops the robot’s movement.  The duAro robot is not only safe but it’s also smart.  The direct teach function allows for the user to teach the robot tasks by hand guiding its arms. In addition, the robot can be programmed through a tablet terminal by entering numerical values indicating the direction and distance of each movement. This user-friendly robot with a small installation footprint and mobile base is also perfect for high mix, low volume production.

    Two Kawasaki dual-arm duAro robots were installed at a Tier 1 auto parts supplier to work together in a machine tending application.  With the implementation of these two robots the supplier was able to double their throughput and eliminate errors.  This turnkey solution took about 9 weeks to implement from initial design to commissioning, and an additional week was used to train employees on how to operate the system.  The design, build and commissioning of a single unit to a turnkey system can range anywhere from a week to 2-3 months.  With a base price of $33,000, the duAro is a safe, affordable, easy to operate, collaborative robot that can meet the demands for flexible manufacturing.  

    Company: Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.

    FABTECH booth:  C11964

    Contact: Yanik Van Coppenolle

    Email: info@kri-us.com

    Phone: 248-446-4100

    Website: KawasakiRobotics.com

  • Kawasaki Robotics introduces the new F series controller for compact robots to the North American market.  The controller boasts the industry's smallest size and weight in its class and is part of Kawasaki's software and control technologies development efforts to assist manufacturers digitally connect their machines and extract value from the Internet of Things (IoT). The energy saving robot controller series features enhanced data collection and transfer capabilities to support overall equipment efficiency (OEE) calculations and smart manufacturing. The Bluetooth enabled controller allows for the collection and analysis of both robot and production data and provides the ability to link to the cloud, other robots or machines, tablets, vision cameras and various fieldbuses.

    The new series' initial release is the F60 controller, which is designed for use with compact, general-purpose robots RS003N, RS005N/L, RS006L and RS010N as well as medical/pharmaceutical robots MC004N and MS005N. In the future, Kawasaki plans to expand this series' lineup to cover semiconductor manufacturing clean robots and the collaborative dual-arm robot "duAro".

    The F60 controller was developed to meet increasingly high functional demands and can be used for a broad range of applications.  It features compact dimensions coupled with high extensibility through enhanced coordination functions with external devices. The F series preserves the user friendliness seen in the compact robot models' E7X series controllers while offering enhanced communication technology, improved ease of maintenance, energy-saving performance and the most compact, lightweight controller design in the industry. 
    FEATURES 
    Industry's Most Compact, Lightweight Design 

    Component size and weight reductions, as well as component integration and layout optimization, have resulted in an approximate 77% reduction in size and 72% reduction in weight compared to the Kawasaki E7X series of controllers. This compact design enables stacking, installation in 19-inch racks and other such arrangements, greatly reducing the space required for installation. Also, the low 8.3 kg weight makes it much easier for a single person to carry the unit. 


    Energy Savings 

    Regenerative energy produced during robot operations is reused to cut down on energy loss, and redesigned components and controls reduce electricity consumption by the control circuit. These improvements result in a total energy reduction of more than 10% and contribute toward greater overall energy savings and lower COemissions. 


    Universal Support 

    Formerly, there were different controller specifications to support the respective standards of Japan/Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Now, functional safety technology allows for a common safety circuit. The new F series controllers have common global specifications that support the standards of every country. 


    Excellent Extensibility 

    With a highly extensible design enabling the addition of various optional features and functions, the F series can be customized to meet a wide range of user needs.
    • An optional, built-in bluetooth interface allows connection using tablets and other devices without the need for additional settings/customization
    • An integrated 2D vision system can be added
    • Connect to a maximum of four 32-channel I/O units for remote I/O
    • Add an external motor control amplifier for up to two axes and Cubic-S safety monitoring without sacrificing the unit's compact design 

    Company: Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.

    FABTECH booth: C11964

    Contact: Yanik Van Coppenolle

    Email: info@kri-us.com

    Phone: 248-446-4100

    Website: KawasakiRobotics.com

  • The general-purpose CX series robots offer a large payload capacity and feature a robust, yet lightweight, hollow arm and a new smaller sized universal controller. The series' high-speed and slim arm design was developed to suit a wide range of applications, from material handling to spot welding. The compact body, hollow arm structure and higher operating speeds of the CX series accelerate assembly and handling processes, improving productivity, and enable a higher density robot layout. The CX series include three models with different payload capacities: 110 kg for the CX110L, 165 kg for the CX165L, and 210 kg for the CX210L.

    FEATURES 


    High-speed operation 

    The high-speed operation of the robots is achieved by combining a lightweight arm construction with a cutting-edge vibration control system and settings that focus on the top speed. This drastically reduces cycle time, especially in long stroke motion applications such as material handling. 


    Internal cable and hose harnesses 

    The robots’ hollow upper arm and base construction make it possible to house cable and hose harnesses within the robot arm. This reduces the amount of work space required, improves the efficiency of offline simulations, and minimizes potential interference with adjacent robots and peripheral equipment. The large diameter of the hollow structure makes it easier to service the robots as well as retrofit cable and hose harnesses. 


    Increased installation flexibility 

    The CX series robots have a much smaller footprint and narrower body compared to other robots with similar payload capacity. The space saving design and long reach of these robots make it possible to satisfy most robot layout requirements. 

    Company: Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.

    FABTECH booth: C11964

    Contact: Yanik Van Coppenolle

    Email: info@kri-us.com

    Phone: 248-446-4100

    Website: KawasakiRobotics.com


 Products

  • RS007N/L robots
    For greater manufacturing flexibility, the NEW Kawasaki RS007N and RS007L robots offer the fastest operating speed in its class, a small footprint, an expanded working range and operates on the industry’s smallest controller, the F60 controller....
     

  • The NEW Kawasaki RS007N and RS007L robots (7kg payload) are the latest additions to the company’s general-purpose R series line of small-to-medium payload (3-80 kg) robots ideal for a wide range of applications including material handling, machine tending and packing.   

    By redesigning the arm structure and adjusting the acceleration rates, the RS007N and RS007L models offer consistently optimized performance by significantly reducing cycle times. These enhancements also result in the fastest operating speeds in these robots' class (12,100 mm/s) along with increased working ranges. 

    The RS007N robot features a 730 mm reach and the RS007L a 930 mm reach for greater flexibility in production facility layouts.  The small installation footprint and greater speed and reach of these robots provide automation flexibility and can minimize changeover times. 

    Kawasaki’s newest F60 robot controller comes standard with both models.  This state-of-the-art controller helps manufacturers digitally connect their machines and extract value from the Internet of Things (IoT), and features enhanced data collection and transfer capabilities to support overall equipment efficiency (OEE) calculations and smart manufacturing. 

  • BA006L Arc Welding Robot
    The BA006L arc welding robot has a maximum reach of 2,036 mm and a hollow wrist structure that allows for easy management of cables and hoses around the torch, providing stable wire feeding and reliable offline teaching....
     

  • The Kawasaki BA006L is optimized for arc welding. The innovative robot's hollow wrist structure is compatible with torch manufacturers’ equipment and can be fitted with dress package cabling to minimize potential interference with other processing and manufacturing equipment. Its design also allows wire feeders to be placed in the space behind the upper arm, which largely prevents wire feed cables from being bent excessively and minimizes wire feeders' interference with peripheral equipment during welding. 

    All Kawasaki arc welding robots are equipped standard with arc welding specific software to enable quick and easy programming of the process path. Adaptive welding functionality is available to modify robot position, weave pattern and speed during welding to fill variable joints. Their built-in intelligence, flexibility and high accuracy make Kawasaki's arc welding robots ideal for a wide range of arc welding applications.

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