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Schaeffler to unveil ‘eagerly anticipated innovative solution’ for robots

Schaeffler says it will present at Hannover Messe 2022 an “eagerly anticipated innovative solution package” for collaborative robots and articulated robots.

The manufacturing industry requires lightweight robots that can operate with high dynamics and a high degree of precision.

Ralf Moseberg, head of business field industrial automation at Schaeffler, says the industry is looking for innovation.

Moseberg says: “These ambitious goals cannot be achieved with one component alone. We have addressed this challenge head-on by developing new main bearings, motors, gears and a fully integrated sensor system for lightweight robots and cobots.

“Our solution package will enable cobots to operate around 50 per cent faster and simultaneously transport 30 per cent heavier loads, while our innovative concept in the form of sensor-based strain wave gears will provide the required sensitivity.

“This will enable us to explore other areas of application.”

Cobots that combine high dynamics and sensitivity offer much greater flexibility in use, from collaborative applications to classic industrial robots, which not only result in a much faster return on investment and significantly increased productivity, but also in stimulated demand for cobots.

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