Comau introduces new Racer-5 COBOT

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Comau, headquartered in Turin, Italy, has introduced the RACER-5-0.80 (Racer-5 COBOT), a fast, cost-effective cobot that can be used in restricted spaces and in different application areas.

The COBOT is a 6-axis articulated robot that can work at industrial speed up to 6 m/s. With a 5 kg payload and 809 mm reach, it has been designed to ensure both industrial efficiency while providing safe, barrier-free operations.In addition, it can instantly switch from a collaborative mode to full speed when operators are not around, letting its 0.03 mm repeatability and advanced movement fluidity deliver increased production rates.

The Racer-5 COBOT enables systems integrators and end users to automate even sophisticated manufacturing processes without sacrificing speed, precision or collaborative intelligence. It is able to operate in dual modes, enabling customers to install a single, high-performance solution rather than having to deploy two distinct robots.

With advanced safety features fully certified by TÜV Süd, it can be used within any high-performance line without the need for protective barriers, which effectively reduces safety costs and floorspace requirements.

The Racer-5 COBOT features integrated LED lighting to provide real-time confirmation of the workcell status and electrical and air connectors are located on the forearm to grant greater agility and minimize the risk of damage.

Commenting Pietro Ottavis, Comau Chief Technology Officer, said. “We estimate the global market for compact collaborative robots to reach a 5-year CAGR of up to 45%, which will largely be driven by the global need to reduce process complexity and eliminate non-value-added activities. By adding advanced safety features to our Racer-5 industrial robot, we have created a fast, reliable and user-friendly cobot that can be used in any situation where cycle times and accuracy are paramount.”