Presented by Schaeffler at the Hannover Messe 2022 will be a solution package for cobots and articulated robots, providing an enabler for lightweight robots that can operate with high dynamics and a high degree of precision.
Ralf Moseberg, head of the industrial automation business field at Schaeffler, said: “These ambitious goals cannot be achieved with one component alone. We have addressed this challenge head-on by developing new main bearings, motors, gears and a fully integrated sensor system for lightweight robots and cobots.
“Our solution package will enable cobots to operate around 50 per cent faster and simultaneously transport 30 per cent heavier loads, while our innovative concept in the form of sensor-based strain wave gears will provide the required sensitivity. This will enable us to explore other areas of application.”
Cobots that combine high dynamics and sensitivity offer much greater flexibility in use, from collaborative applications to classic industrial robots, which not only result in a much faster return on investment and significantly increased productivity, but also in stimulated demand for cobots.