Kawasaki Robotics earlier this month introduced a new series of robot arms as part of a collaboration with NEURA Robotics. The CL Series is made up of four new robot arms offering payloads and reaches of 3kg/590mm (6.6 lb./23 in.), 5kg/800mm (11 lb./ 31 in.), 8kg/1300mm (17 lb./51. in.) and 10kg/1000mm (22 lb./39.3 in.), respectively.
This is Kawasaki's first true cobot arm line, but it has been offering collaborative dual-arm SCARA robots through its duAro line for quite some time. The Tokyo-based company will show the public the cobots for the first time at Automatica in Munich, Germany, which runs from June 27 to 30.
In a release announcing the new series, Metzingen, Germany-based NEURA did not specify how it worked with Kawasaki, but noted each robot will include a sign that reads “powered by NEURA.”
The robots were developed in Germany and will be manufactured there. Kawasaki's EMEA headquarters is in Neuss, Germany.
“With the introduction of the CL series and a wide range of payloads and reaches, Kawasaki Robotics presents an innovative and dynamic approach to collaborative robotics, supported by the collaboration with Neura Robotics,” the companies said in a release. “The partnership between these two companies aims to redefine the existing understanding of cobots in the industry and usher in a new era of collaborative automation.”
More on NEURA
Founded in 2019, NEURA develops its own cobot arms, mobile robots, and autonomous guided vehicles. In November, the company shared details of its new humanoid robot. The company said its mission is “to expand the cognitive capabilities of robots and make breakthrough advances in a variety of areas to bring robots and humans closer together.”
The companies touted the new cobots' 24-bit encoders, IP66 protection, and proprietary safety architecture.
“With an industry-leading speed of 200°/s and repeatability of ± 0.02 mm, all CL Series models offer the highest precision,” they said. “They are the ideal choice for automating simple and repetitive tasks to save costs and maximize revenue.”
The global collaborative robot market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.0%, from 2023 to 2030, according to Grand View Research. In 2022, it was valued at $1.23 billion.
For more information on the new CL Series, check out this brochure.
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