Comau’s Racer3 material-handling robot platform evolves

Comau’s Racer3 material-handling robot platform evolves

Comau has extended its family of small robots for quick applications in restricted spaces, including handling, assembly, and pick-and-place, by introducing two new robots: Racer5-0.63 and Racer5-0.80.

Both are controlled by the R1C 19-inch rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. The robots are also available in the openROBOTICS version, where the robot is directly integrated into the existing machine/line automation controlled by B&R technologies.

With these new robots, Comau keeps the promise it made with the launch of the Racer3, when it announced a competitive presence in the small machine sector within a year.

Both robots are built on the Racer3 technological platform, thus offering solutions that share the same components and parts, in a strategy aimed at expanding the integrated range of robots.

The two new robots expand the capacity of Racer3 in terms of payload and reach. Racer5-0.63 features a reach of 630 mm and payload of 5 kg. Racer5-0.80 is also rated for a payload of 5 kg, but has an extended reach of 809 mm. All the other features of Racer3 remain the same, including the sectors and applications for which they are suited: handling, assembly, and pick-and-place.

Headquartered in Turin, Italy, with an international network that spans 17 nations and has more than 12,600 employees, Comau specializes in body joining and assembly, powertrain machining and assembly, robotics and maintenance, as well as advanced production systems and environmental services for a wide range of industrial sectors.

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