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7th axis made of composite concrete: 95 percent of all industrial robots are suited for expanded RC series

Two new 7th axis models – RC-500 and RC-1250 – expand IPR’s RC series.

Medium-sized technology company IPR - Intelligente Peripherien für Roboter has developed two new models of their composite concrete 7th axis. Two new models RC-500 and RC-1250 are now available in addition to the existing 7th axes RC-1000 and RC-1500. Different applications can now be dimensioned correctly, the requested space requirement realized, and tiered pricing offered. The four variants now available in the market are suited for 95 percent of all industrial robots.

Using a base body made of composite concrete instead of metal, all four models of the RC series are cost-effective, with low-vibrations, quiet, and torsion-resistant with an excellent life cycle assessment. The new RC-500 is particularly suited for industrial robots, such as ABB IRB 2400 and 2600, the FANUC M-20iA series, KUKA KR 16, Stäubli TX 2-90 and RX-160 as well as Yaskawa Motoman HP20. The RC-1250 model is ideal for robots, such as ABB IRB 6640, FANUC R2000iC/165F, the KUKA Quantec series as well as Yaskawa Motoman ES200 and MH215.
The technical data of the two new composite concrete 7th axes is outstanding as well. The maximum bending moment of the RC-500 amounts to 8,000 Newton meters and of the RC-1250 to 65,000 Newton meters. The entire series, with the RC-1500 as the most powerful 7th axis, offers a maximum bending moment of more than 72,000 Newton meters.
All composite concrete 7th axes feature a modular design. Starting from a base module with a length of three meters and a travel of two meters, the 7th axis can be extended in virtually any way. Typical areas of application are machine loading, laser applications, and paint applications. Especially international OEMs and robot manufacturers count on the new environmentally friendly composite concrete 7th axis – as sustainability is today an integral component of the corporate strategy of many companies.