is a pioneer in Japan with 50 years of experience in industrial robot automation, offers robots for a wide range of applications in various industries
Robotic palletizing designed specifically for palletizing applications, Kawasaki’s palletizing robot line consists of seven unique models with payload capacity from 80 kg to 700 kg to suit most needs. With industry leading work range, reliability, and speed, Kawasaki’s palletizing robots help companies improve production line efficiency. Kawasaki’s newest line of high-speed palletizing robots, the CP series, provides industry leading cycle times and offers a wide range of payload options (from 180 kg to 700 kg) with long reach for increased throughput.For more info. about robotic palletizing click on a series below to learn more:
Robotic Material Handling
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The K series painting robots combine high operational performance with easy system integration. With five basic types of explosion-proof models available, Kawasaki has a robot that will suit any robotic painting application, from a one robot paint cell to complete multi-robot integrated finishing systems. Hollow wrist versions of the robots can be fitted with internal hoses to prevent paint mist from adhering to tubes and cables, minimizing the risk of contaminants in the paint finish. Kawasaki also offers a painting-specific control panel to enhance the ease of system building and interfacing with peripheral equipment such as robot traveling unit, workpiece transfer unit, rotation unit, and other devices. For more info. about robotic painting click on a series below to learn more:
Robotic Machine Tending
Kawasaki offers many products to reduce the time to manipulate products in a machine tending process. The Kawasaki robot software allows for both automatic quick-change tooling as well as the servo-controlled end of arm tooling. Many Kawasaki products and services allow for operator interaction with the machine tending process, such as custom Human Machine Interfaces, as well as custom operator safety solutions. The Kawasaki robots can either be programmed using the simpler Block Step style programming, or the full Kawasaki AS programming language for the more logic-intensive solutions. For more info. about robotic machine tending click on a series below to learn more:
Kawasaki offers standard interfaces for inspection and motion guidance by 2D and 3D vision systems. These vision systems can identify the style of the part to be assembled, or uniquely locate a part feature in order to accurately assemble the product. Advances in control hardware and software allow the robot to gently comply with tooling or the part to correct for any positional error. For large assembly applications, multiple robots can be synchronized to lift or assemble a large component using cooperative motion control. Servo end of arm tooling and multi-axis positioners can all be controlled by the Kawasaki robot controller to complete multiple assembly operations in a single work cell.
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Robotic Material Removal
Automated material removal applications include polishing, grinding, trimming, cutting, and deburring to only name a few. These processes are challenging due to motion and positioning requirements, tool wear error, and force control. Kawasaki has developed software options to solve many of the challenges with material removal applications.
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Robotic Arc Welding
Skilled and flexible Arc welding robots Arc welding robots use state-of-the-art technology to rival the quality of a skilled human welder. The 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. For more info. about robotic Arc welding click on a series below to learn more:
Robotic Spot Welding
Spot welding is a resistance welding process that uses a large electrical current to join two or more sheets of metal in a single location. Spot welding technology has evolved through its extensive use in automobile manufacturing using articulated robots.
Robots use an additional servo motor with a high-resolution encoder to precisely control the motion of a spot welding gun. The Kawasaki spot welding software accurately controls the position, acceleration, and force of the gun. The position control and force calibration allow for different thicknesses and types of material to be welded.
Servo gun software optimizes the gun motion profile which results in an average cycle time reduction of 20%.
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Friction Spot Joining
Friction spot joining (FSJ) is a process that uses force and high-speed rotation to generate friction that joins two or more sheets of material in a matter of seconds. To best suit application and flexibility needs, the Kawasaki FSJ system is offered in both stationary and robotic configurations. The Kawasaki FSJ robot system uses a Kawasaki robot equipped with a dual servo motor FSJ gun that can be manipulated similar to a spot welding gun to join materials. First, the system has low initial investment, 50% of a typical resistance spot welding (RSW) system, and there is no need for a water circulation system to cool the servo motor. Second, the FSJ process is highly energy-efficient, requiring 5% of the energy in comparison to a resistance spot weld. Finally, the FSJ process does not result in fumes or material expulsion from the joined material.
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The demand for cleanroom automation solutions is increasing at a rapid rate with the growth of both the medical and consumer electronics industries. The microchips that control consumer devices are all cut from a delicate silicon wafer that is handled by specially designed robots in a cleanroom environment. Robots used in certain medical and pharmaceutical applications require conformance to cleanroom standards while achieving great speed and repeatability. A wide variety of robots and equipment suitable for ISO Class 1, 2, and 5 cleanroom classification.
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Robotic Sealing / Dispensing
Robots are becoming a new standard for dispensing applications due to their ability to follow an accurate path and apply a uniform coat of liquid material. Robots work with material pumps, regulators, and dispensing guns to apply a material such as a sealant, adhesive, or washing solution to a stationary or moving part.
The robot software monitors the flow of material through the system to ensure the correct amount of material is being dispensed. Dispensing robot software interfaces with major brands of dispensing equipment including dispensing guns, material pumps, and fluid regulator controllers. The dispensing software includes soft interface screens to allow the user to easily interact and monitor the dispensing parameters. Robot controller allows for simple, online path shifts which significantly reduces commissioning time and effort.
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