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New Doosan Cobots as Demand Grows

  • July 29, 2020
  • William Payne

Korean collaborative robot (cobot) manufacturer Doosan Robotics has launched six new models. New models include cobots with the heaviest payload currently available on the market. The company says the new cobots are designed to meet surging demand for Industry 4.0 approaches in manufacturing.

The new cobots include models in both Doosan’s lightweight A Series and the heavy-duty H Series.

Doosan supplies cobots to manufacturers in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australasia. Customers include MAHLE, Continental, LG Electronics, LG Chem, POSCO, Hyundai Motor Company, L’Oreal, and Bolta.

The Doosan A Series, designed for high speed operations and affordability, is comprised of four models, A0509, A0509s, A0912 and A0912s, and offers payload range of 5kg to 9kg. Each model features safety algorithms that protect workers, and meets safety standards set by testing & certification agency TÜV SÜD. The equipped mountable force torque sensors enable the A Series cobots to provide the versatility required by applications such as polishing and assembly.

The H Series models offer 1.7m reach and up to 25kg payload.  Doosan says this makes the range capable of the heaviest payload among currently available cobots in the market. Comprised of two selections, H2017 and H2515, this lineup weigh 75 kg, half of other comparable robots with the same payload.

Equipped with six torque sensors on all six axes, the H Series provides dexterity and flexibility required in a variety of applications, in particular logistics and automotive.

“The new A Series and H Series will set a new standard with distinctive advantages such as best-in-class speed, superior performance and outstanding price competitiveness,” said Sangchul Kwak, CEO of Doosan Robotics. “Doosan Robotics will lead the growth of the smart factory industry in the post-pandemic era and drive the momentum of new vertical markets in service, logistics and manufacturing.”

Doosan will ship its new cobot models through its global sales network from this August.