Motoman Robotics, a provider of robotic automation solutions for various industries, has released MS120 “MASTER SPOT” Welding Robot ideal for high density layouts. With a payload of 120 kg, the six-axis robot is 43% quicker than the conventional heavy consignment robots, thereby ensuing increased welding efficiency.
The body of MS 120 robot features a width of 500 mm (19.7”) integrated spot binding, 1,623 mm (63.9”) of stretch ability and ±0.2 mm (0.008”) of repeatability. Its welding applications in automotives are enhanced by DC spot guns with small servo actuators. For generating adaptable and highly dense designs, the robot can be mounted close to the work models and its compact profile enables other bigger robots to stretch over it to work. These patterns can eliminate the need for multiple stations thereby providing shorter assembly lines and compact workcells which help in spot welding.
Even at high speed, the power consumed by MS 120 is 33% less due to the presence of the lightweight gun. When compared to traditional robots, this welding robot offers 50% power savings with the help of smaller DC guns. The robot arm also features spot utilities including air, water and power lines in order to bring down the encoding time and to avoid intrusions.
Reduced maintenance cost and increased operating time is achieved by means of integrated binding, whose endurance is six times than that of conventional binding. DX 100 controller, utilizing a Windows CE programming with a touch screen and a system controller quickens the instructions for M 120. Crash avoidance features and easy programming are enabled by means of multiple robot control which includes up to 8 robots with 72 axes. MS 100 also features superior control functions to enhance the robot’s acceleration functions, bringing down the cycle time.