Panasonic's Industrial Robots Enhance Production Quality - CIIF2014

Panasonic is providing a wide range of new technologies and capabilities to customers in China.

SHANGHAI--Panasonic showcases its industrial solutions at the Robotics Show of the 16th China International Industry Fair held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center during November 4 - 8, 2014. In China, the manufacturing hub for many global electronics manufacturers, efforts are underway to bring network connectivity to manufacturing processes to enable stable production and to improve product quality. To assist with these efforts, Panasonic is providing a wide range of new technologies and capabilities to customers in China.


Exhibition Highlights

Three business divisions - motion control, welding systems, and motors - are taking part in this year's exhibition. Panasonic is introducing individual devices and system solutions, as well as factory automation solutions with case examples of robots at work.

Motion Control Devices

Panasonic uses Japanese technology and management expertise for locally relevant product planning and manufacturing. Panasonic has packaged into a single solution three of our globally leading technologies, which are sensors, PLCs, and laser markers.

Welding Systems

For the automotive industry, we are recommending Panasonic's "Active TAWERS" robot. When in use, there are less sparks, it can be used with different thickness of galvanized steel, and there is less distortion. These technologies have helped solve many of the issues the industry had faced.

Motors

The servo motor MINAS-A5 II N series is equipped with two-degree-of-freedom control and RTEX enabling high-speed network communication of 100Mbps. This helps improve synchronism with robots, enables smoother movement, and enhances productivity.

Currently many people in China are considering implementation of robots to cut production costs. Panasonic will use its unique technologies and know-how to improve production quality for the world.

Featured Product

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.