MATERIAL HANDLING AUTOMATION - R+W BELLOWS COUPLINGS IN GRIPPER SYSTEMS
Robotic material handling machines are designed primarily for speed and acceleration. A wide variety of robotic handling tasks require individual drive solutions as well as gripper systems in order to transport goods precisely to a specifically programmed transfer point.
High speed articulated robots are popular due to their compact design and high degree of mobility. Through programming and control of up to 6 axes, speeds of over 7.2 m/s, and repeatability of up to +/- 0.02 mm, these robots have found their calling in a wide variety of sectors.
Zero backlash, torsionally rigid metal bellows couplings are used to precisely transfer the angle and torque of highly dynamic axes. The metal bellows also help compensate for assembly shaft misalignment while keeping restoring forces to a minimum.