Acieta, a Wisconsin-based industrial automation integrator, has launched its FastLOAD CX1000 collaborative robotic cell. The system is mounted onto a mobile platform so human workers can move it to different an area of the work environment.
Starting at $62,950, the FastLOAD CX1000 cobot cell is equipped with a FANUC CRX-10iA/L 6-axis cobot that offers a 10 kg payload and 1418 mm reach. According to Acieta, the FastLOAD CX1000 is designed for, among others, following applications:
- Machine tending
- Part inspection
- Pick and place
Acieta said the system can be outfitted with up to three modular carts to handle a variety of parts or allow more parts in the queue. The FastLOAD CX1000 can also operate up to two different machines simultaneously for optimal throughput.
Because it doesn’t require safety fencing, Acieta said the FastLOAD CX1000 takes up, on average, 80% less floor space than a traditional industrial robot cell. Force sensors stop the robot when pressure is applied, ensuring a safer application for the operator.
Other features include compatibility with two- and three-finger electric grippers, hand-guided programming, an intuitive touchscreen for set-up, drag-and-drop interfaces, adjustable fixtures to accommodate different part heights and sizes, and much more.
According to Acieta, the IP67-rated system can be delivered in as quickly as one week. The company also said the return on investment for the system is typically 18-24 months.
“The FastLoad CX1000 is pre-engineered to meet the most common machine tooling needs so it’s ready for delivery and installation within one week,” said Jake Corning, product manager at Acieta. “Giving the dull and repetitive tasks to robots allows employers to reallocate skilled workers into more challenging and valuable jobs such as quality control and parts design.”
To learn more about cobots, check out our Collaborative Robot Comparison Tool that compares 100 collaborative robots by maximum payload, maximum horizontal reach, repeatability and degrees of freedom. The cobot comparison chart also includes links to each cobot’s website for additional information.