Dobot Robotics launched a new series of collaborative robots (cobots) as it opened its new North American headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
Dobot’s new CRA cobot series comprises seven models with maximum payloads from 3 kg to 20 kg and a working radius of 620 mm to 1,700 mm.
They can be used in high-precision industrial applications such as pick-and-place, sorting, screwing, inspection, gluing, welding, transporting, polishing and palletising.
The new cobot range has a more powerful gearbox than the previous model so it can shorten a work cycle by an average of 25% percent.
The cobots come with Dobot’s new VX500 Smart Camera, which enables robots to more accurately detect tilted or angled objects.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh-based order fulfillment robot maker IAM Robotics has rebranded as Onward Robotics, four months after unveiling new robots.
In May, IAM Robotics launched its Pyxis technology platform and the Lumabot person-to-goods autonomous mobile robot (AMR).
“Onward Robotics better reflects the organisation’s strong forward trajectory, our bold and purposeful team and most importantly, our commitment to moving our clients and the global supply chain forward,” says company chief executive Lance VandenBrook.