Dobot Robotics, the leading collaborative robot (cobot) manufacturer, has unveiled its latest series of innovative cobots called the CRA Cobot Series. These seven new models are equipped with advanced functions and capabilities to enhance industrial automation processes. Additionally, the company has celebrated the grand opening of its North American headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

The new Dobot CRA cobots are designed for high-precision industrial applications such as picking and placing objects, sorting, screwing, inspecting, gluing, welding, transporting, polishing, and palletizing. With a wide range of maximum payloads ranging from 3 kg to 20 kg and a reach of 620 mm to 1,700 mm, these cobots offer versatility and flexibility for various manufacturing tasks.

A notable improvement in the latest cobot series is the incorporation of a more powerful gearbox, resulting in a 25% reduction in cycle time compared to previous models. This advancement significantly increases productivity and efficiency in automated processes.

Furthermore, Dobot has introduced its advanced VX500 smart camera system with the new range of cobots. This camera system allows the robots to accurately detect tilted or angled objects, further enhancing their precision and adaptability in diverse manufacturing environments.

In other news, Pittsburgh-based robotics company IAM Robotics has rebranded itself as Onward Robotics. This name change reflects the company’s vision for growth and advancement in the field of order fulfillment robotics. IAM Robotics had previously introduced its Pyxis technology platform and autonomous mobile robot Lumabot as part of its product lineup.

According to Lance VandenBrook, CEO of Onward Robotics, the name change represents the company’s commitment to driving progress in the global supply chain and its determination to provide innovative solutions that propel its customers forward.

Overall, with the launch of Dobot’s new CRA cobot series and IAM Robotics’ rebranding as Onward Robotics, the field of industrial robotics continues to witness advancements that push the boundaries of automation and revolutionize manufacturing processes.