Dobot Robotics has launched the CRA series of collaborative robots (cobots) and the associated VX500 smart camera.
The new CRA series (shown) comprises a total of seven models with maximum payloads from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 20 kilograms and a working radius of 620 to 1,700 millimeters. They are used in high-precision industrial applications such as pick-and-place, sorting, screwing, inspection, gluing, welding, transporting, polishing and palletizing.
Compared to the previous model, the CRA cobots offer a more powerful gearbox that shortens a work cycle by an average of 25%. The control boxes of the devices are also about 25% smaller, with optional IP54-rated protection in demanding environments, reducing long-term maintenance requirements. Micrometer-level anti-vibration technology ensures that the robot stops quickly and steadily, even at high speeds. In combination with the TrueMotion function, the CRA cobots ensure trajectory accuracy even during complex curved operations.
The new VX500 Smart Camera uses Dobot’s 2.5D spatial compensation technology, which enables robots equipped with it to more accurately detect tilted or angled objects. This enables a variety of vision-based automation scenarios for cobots in the new CRA series as well as the existing CR series.