New T robots ensure top performance in the tightest of spaces
In addition to its proven F4, four-axis Scara robots, the packaging machine manufacturer has now developed another robot type for its pick & place machines: the T series. The design of the new T4 robots and their related T5 models is based on the familiar Delta robot type, but they differ <<significantly>> from other robots on the market with this kinematics profile. Their limited rectangular working area makes them ideal to deliver high performance in the tightest of spaces: up to six of the new four- or five-axis Delta robots can work simultaneously in a single TLM frame. With this robot density, Schubert can cover a larger working area within one sub-machine. This results in more output over a shorter distance, more flexibility in machine layout and, ultimately, more compact pick & place lines. This compact design represents a decisive advantage, especially when space on the production floor is at a premium. The T5 robot features a fifth axis that can be used to tilt and swivel products – ideal, for example, for pastries that need to be placed vertically into a tray. The additional arm movement increases flexibility in the packaging process and enables difficult processes to be carried out with outstanding efficiency and reliability. This ensures product quality even in the case of more complex machine processes.
As with Schubert’s F4 Scara robots, the new T robots work mostly in teams and can be scaled as required. With the different F4 and T4/T5 robot types, Schubert can now offer its customers the best solution for their specific projects. The large working area at right angles to the direction of belt travel makes the F4 robot especially suitable for wide or very wide product belts. This is particularly true for pick & place machines that only require a tray or carton conveyor on one side. All pick & place robots are equipped with quick-change tools, some of which are manufactured using 3D printing. Using the PARTBOX part streaming platform, Schubert customers can keep these format parts in stock as a virtual warehouse and, if required, reprint them themselves using a standard 3D printer via a certified print job.