What cobots can really do Partnership between - HIWIN and Universal Robots
Offenburg – Drive technology specialist HIWIN is now offering all Universal Robots customers the HIWIN 7. Axis Kit, a quick solution for reach extension. The smart cobots can be used for numerous applications, but in many applications they require an additional seventh axis to increase their range. What inspired HIWIN to create this product? Guess!
As a partner in the UR+ ecosystem, HIWIN offers UR users certified "plug-and-produce" peripheral equipment: In addition to the mechanical axis including adapter for the UR, the customer gets a ready-to-connect switch cabinet. The heart of the system is the supplied software (UR Cap), which is used to control the axis via the robot teach pendant.
And what makes the product really special? "Using the HIWIN online configurator, our customers can quickly and easily put together the right axis for their application. This is exceptional". (Quote from Stefan Kollmannsberger, Universal Robots)
The idea of offering a seventh axis for robots originated in the production department at HIWIN. HIWIN wanted to use a robot to automatically load a CNC machining centre. However, the arm length of the robot was not long enough to load the machine with raw parts and simultaneously remove and neatly deposit the finished workpieces. A linear table developed in-house was the solution. HIWIN is now passing this benefit on to its customers.