Pack expo 2009 saw the demonstration of Kawasaki’s all-new YF03N pick and place delta robot, which generated enormous interest from patrons of the show.
The new robot achieves extremely short cycle times, 0.27 seconds for 1 kg payload and 0.45 seconds for a 3 kg payload. The robot also features a large work envelope of Ø 1,300 mm with a 500mm z-stroke.
A fifth axis can be added to the robot to further reduce cycle times and broaden its application range, plus there is a wet wash down (IP67) option available. As with all Kawasaki robots it also boasts low maintenance requirements with an industry leading MTBF of 96,000 hours.
The continued partnership between JMP and Kawasaki Heavy Industries means that this robot will be introduced and supported in the Australian and New Zealand markets. JMP, already a leading provider of packing and palletising systems, welcomes the introduction of the new robot. The project engineering and support structure already in place mean that JMP are not only able to identify and deliver projects with the new technology, but also support the product long term.