Robots line up for open day
17 October 2015
Visitors to the recent Kawasaki Robotics UK open day were presented with an insight into the capabilities of its new robots. More than100 manufacturing engineers from food, automotive and aerospace sectors attended the event at Kawasaki's Warrington facilities.
The BX and BA Series robots, with their new 'ground up' arm designs, proved to be the star attractions amongst the automotive sector. Both robots, the BX for spot welding and the BA for arc welding, have hollow construction forearms allowing integration of all pipes and cabling.
Making integration of robots straight-forward and fast, into increasingly compact spaces, is the driving force behind the new designs which both offer large work envelopes with relatively small footprints.
Ian Hensman, sales manager of Kawasaki Robotics explained: "Our demonstrations of typical applications attracted a lot of interest; in particular the speed and repeatability achievable of the arm's re-orientation with heavy end of arm tooling. The open days were an opportunity for visitors to see the new products and our facility but in reality we are always an open house and welcome anyone with an interest in making their manufacturing process more efficient."