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22 June, 2021
High-speed Racer-5 COBOT combines flexibility and collaborative safety

Comau says it exhibited a vast portfolio of smart manufacturing solutions at the Automatica Sprint digital trade event, held online from June 22nd to 24th.

Inside the digital space, attendees were able to experience the company’s HUMANufacturing approach to Industry 4.0 together with the products and technologies that enable it. The ccompany says these included exciting products such as the new Racer-5 COBOT, the indoor-outdoor functionality of Comau’s MATE-XT wearable exoskeleton, and electrification-enabling solutions are designed to increase productivity and efficiency within the evolving Smart Factory.

Among the advanced automation, digitalisation and electrification solutions on display, the company featured its dedicated machining centers and interconnected digital technologies able to transmit, elaborate and analyse machine and process data. These included in.Grid, the IIot data analysis platform enables real-time monitoring of equipment and systems; MI.RA/Thermography, an innovative, in-line testing and quality control system that uses thermal imaging and artificial intelligence; and the highly-specialized Comau Laser Lab which offers advanced operational solutions in electrification. Comau will also present its e.DOTM Experience platform, which uses robotics as an engaging learning tool thanks to the interactive and open-source e.DO robot.

Comau says of particular interest was the new RACER-5-0.80 (Racer-5 COBOT), a 6-axis articulated cobot with a 5 kg payload and 809 mm reach that can automatically switch from industrial robot speed to collaborative speed in complete safety. For ergonomic support during strenuous or repetitive tasks, Comau’s MATE-XT exoskeleton is said to be the only commercially-available exoskeleton with EAWS certification, attesting to its proven ability to reduce biomechanical loads. Finally, Comau says its Smart Drive machining solutions deliver fast, precise and flexible machining processes, while its Urane 25 horizontal machining center, featuring linear motors and electric spindles, ensures high-speed performance and stable, long-term accuracy.


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