Design Engineering

Modular Industrial Robot

By DE Staff   

Automation Machine Building

Beckhoff’s multi-axis Automation Technology for Robotics (ATRO) supports rapid robot assembly and programming.

Beckhoff unveiled its Automation Technology for Robotics (ATRO), a modular robotic system with a reach of up to 1.3 meters and handles payloads up to 10kg. ATRO allows users to select the number of axes required and assemble the robot or cobot needed. The motor modules are available in straight modules in I-shape or angled modules in L-shape, which are designed in five power sizes. Each motor module forms a complete drive system for one axis of the robot. The adapted structures are scanned by the control software, and the TwinCAT robotics functions automatically create the corresponding control application. The robot’s internal media feeds for data, power and fluids are designed to support continuous rotation of all robot axes. Configurations with up to 16 robotic arms are possible. To teach the robot, users move the custom assembled robot arm into the desired positions and set them via a user interface.


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