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New top of the line i4 SCARA robots offer speed and precision and are designed for easy integration into the production line with predictive maintenance functions.

OMRON 14 SCARA robotOMRON Corporation, a global leader in automation technology, recently announced at Automatica, that it would be introducing a new line of SCARA robots, boasting sleek design and enhanced performance. Named the ‘i4’, the new generation of SCARA robot will save space during installation and allow easier configuration into existing production lines. The i4 is fast, repeatable, easy to operate and flexible for multiple configurations and applications.

Manufacturers around the world are facing major challenges in having to produce high-mix, low-volume products and shorter product life cycles while dealing with labour shortage issues. Therefore, manufacturing companies must maintain flexibility in quick changeovers and production line layout changes.

Operators are also challenged by sudden stops and, more than ever, need to meet the demands of high accuracy and speed during assembly processes.

To meet these challenges, the i4 line features better communication through EtherCAT, enabling synchronisation between other automation devices. This facilitates advanced assembly, inserting and mounting processes that require high accuracy and demanding throughput, as well as ensured quality control with vision integration.

Also, i4 visualises working data and supervises its status with the world’s first built-in signals for preventive maintenance, allowing users to mitigate unplanned downtime. Reads more…

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