DENSO Robotics announced publication of a new product catalog featuring the company’s wide range of compact, high-speed industrial robots, which have reaches of 350 to 1,300 mm, payload capacities as high as 20 kg and repeatability to within ±0.015 mm.
The 52-page publication, which is offered in an interactive online version or as a download at www.densorobotics.com/catalog, features detailed descriptions, specifications and schematics of DENSO’s entire lineup of four-axis SCARA and five- and six-axis articulated robots, robot controllers and programming software.
A historical timeline in the catalog highlights milestones in the company’s 50 years of robot innovation, including its latest HSR high-speed four-axis SCARA robot. The HSR’s advanced vibration control, highly rigid lightweight arm and improved heat dissipation make it more efficient than previous models, allowing it to accelerate faster and stop more precisely, as well as run continuously at its highest rated speed.
“As a pioneer and industry leader in developing small assembly robots, we’re proud to be celebrating our 50th year in business,” said Peter Cavallo, Robotics Group manager, DENSO Products & Services Americas, Inc. “We’re also proud of the fact that our robots, which we design to meet our own demanding manufacturing requirements in the automotive sector, continue to offer our customers the highest performance and lowest cost of ownership in the industry.”
DENSO is the world’s largest manufacturer — and user — of small assembly robots, employing over 18,000 of its robots in its own facilities. Over 77,000 additional DENSO robots are used by other companies worldwide.
The robots are used in traditional manufacturing sectors, as well as in advanced-technology applications in the medical, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics, information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions, and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.
In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates, including 28 manufacturing facilities. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.