Mitsubishi Electric has announced the release of the high-performance, cost-effective vertical six-axis robot, the RV-8CRL. With a slim, compact design and no need for battery backup on the robot’s internal encoders, the RV-8CRL can fit into a wide variety of applications. Featuring compatibility with a wide range of peripherals and safety components and a three-year on-site warranty, RV-8CRL features the quality you expect from a Mitsubishi Electric robot at a more accessible price point.
Here are a few of the most important features:
- Compact design – A simple, curved design results in a smaller base size footprint. This also results in minimal protrusion to the front, back, and sides, reducing potential interference with surroundings while the robot is in operation. This makes it a good fit for automation cells and manufacturing equipment.
- Expanded effective working area – With a maximum load capacity of 8kg and a maximum reach of 931mm, the RV-8CRL minimizes the interference region to provide a wider effective working area.
- User wiring built into arm – Signal wires and air piping used for gripper controls are built in from the base to the forearm. Both ends of the signal wire have universal D-Sub connectors for easy installation for various applications.
- Simple structure – Simplification of the robot arm structure has improved transmission efficiency and reliability while also improving the ease of maintenance.
- No battery backup – Batteries are not required to back-up the internal encoders, reducing cost and saving time, as well as eliminating the risk of losing origin coordinates due to battery failure.
- Higher IP rating – IP65 rating comes standard with environmental resistance features allowing installation in plants and on equipment where higher IP ratings are required.
- Predictive maintenance – The robot load monitor function within RT Toolbox3, the standard programming software for Mitsubishi Electric robots, is predictive maintenance built into the software.
As a high-performance, cost-effective robot solution, RV-8CRL speaks to the mantra “quality, performance, and compatibility”.