Brand profile: Comau Robotics

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Comau has a variety of production systems for full vehicle body and components manufacturing and turnkey body shops.

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Comau has a variety of production systems for full vehicle body and components manufacturing and turnkey body shops. They have the most cost-effective body welding systems suited for a broad spectrum of industry applications. They can propose solutions, products and services, and support to their customers through concept development, engineering, and process development, simulations, production launch and maintenance.

Products: Comau Robotics

LOW AND MEDIUM PAYLOAD ROBOTS

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Smart5 Racer
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 57kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 1,400 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.05 mm

RACER 7-1.4 is the extraordinary new Comau robot with a payload of 7kg and a maximum horizontal reach of 1400mm. The robot, designed and built with the most modern technology and with an obsessive attention to detail, is the result of an intensive design process and study of forms. The latest Comau creation features compact dimensions, outstanding performance and thanks to lower ratios and an innovative software approach is the world's fastest robot in its class. Ideal for applications where speed and accuracy are essential requirements, RACER ensures a significant reduction in cycle time for maximum performance! ​​
Smart5 Arc4
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 5 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 1,951 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.05 mm
  • Hollow Wrist technology

Innovative technology meets market requirements: Smart5 Arc4, the new generation in arc welding application.

Better performance, an innovative robot family range, more flexibility, featuring Hollow Wrist technology:
  • all dressing cables of welding torch housed inside the wrist
  • power consumption considerably reduced in observance of absolute eco-compatibility.
Smart5 NS
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 16 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 1,850 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.05 mm
  • No motor on the wrist

Smart5 NS Robots are dedicated to applications where the highest accuracy and rapidity are required, such as assembly, handling, and arc welding processes.
The Smart5 NS range also features a model exclusively dedicated to arc welding, the Smart5 NS ARC.
Smart5 SiX
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 6 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 1,400 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.05 mm
  • Wrist designed to maximise the grade of penetration

Smart5 SiX robot, the smallest within the Comau range, boast an exceptionally compact design particularly suitable for all operations that require fast movement and a high degree of repeatability.
Smart5 SiX range also features a model exclusively dedicated to arc welding: the Smart5 SiX ARC, designed to optimise movement specifically for arc welding. This model also features an integrated fitting solution which involves the passage of the cables through the robot base.
Smart5 NJ 16-40-60
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 60 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach: of 3108 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.06 mm

Smart5 NJ 16-40-60 The new handling robots up to 60 Kg payload and 3.1 m reach. These models is particularly suitable for handling applications, where with its reduced weight and best trajectory control it allows high speed and shorter cycle times.​​​​​​​​

HIGH PAYLOAD ROBOTS

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Smart5 NJ4 90
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 110 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 2.210 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.07 mm

Smart5 NJ4 90, the evolution in Spot Welding Applications.
A new robot, more compact and lighter: energy saving, costs reduction and higher productivity are guarantee.

Completely integrated with the spot welding “Comau Compact” gun.
No external cabling from the robot base up to the gun - Full integration of the welding dressing.

 
Smart5 NJ 110 - 130
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 130 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 2,980 mm
  • Repeatability 0.07 mm
  • Flexibility in terms of configuration of the cell: installation position Floor / Ceiling

Agile, with a light kinematic structure, the new Smart5 NJ robot family has been designed to reduce weight and overall dimensions, to obtain better performance as well as a reduction in cycle-time and power consumption (up to 25% less than similar models), and it is in complete observance of eco-compatibility and safety requirements.
Smart5 NJ 110-130 models are suitable for a wide range of applications: spot welding, handling, sealing, machining, foundry and harsh environment, press and others.
Smart5 NJ 165 - 220
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 220 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 3,000 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.075 mm
  • High stiffness and spacesaving design

Agile, with a light kinematic structure, the new Smart5 NJ robot family has been designed to reduce weight and overall dimensions, to obtain better performance as well as a reduction in cycle-time and power consumption (up to 25% less than similar models), it is in complete observance of eco-compatibility and safety requirements.
Smart5 NJ 165-220 models are suitable for a wide range of applications: spot welding, handling, sealing, machining, foundry and harsh environment, press and others.

 
Smart5 NJ4
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 270 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach 3,002 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.10 mm - 0.15 mm
  • Low power consumption: up to 25% more, energy saving
  • Possibility of installation both on floor and at ceiling
  • 8 years full warranty on integrated dressing

The third generation “Hollow Wrist” robot family with the Comau Robotics name: Smart5 NJ4, the new spot welding benchmark. With ten years of experience in designing hollow wrist robots, this proven solution is innovative because all the service cables of the welding gun are housed inside the wrist. The new kinematic structure has been designed specifically to reduce the robot's weight and overall dimensions.
Smart5 PAL
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 260 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 3,100 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.25 mm
  • Ergonomic, top-class design with carbon fibre rod

Smart5 PAL is the innovative robot designed for palletizing operations. Two models, from 180 to 260 kg payload and 3.1 m. reach, hollow wrist technology and mechanical options shared throughout robot family product range. The new innovative robot meets customer requirements and high quality demands for the general industry sector, mainly in loading/unloading applications, multiple products pick-up, palletizing and high-speed operations.

 

HEAVY DUTY ROBOTS

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Smart5 NJ 290 - 370
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 370 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 3,000 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.15 mm
  • Best in class for Payload/Reach ratio

Agile, with a light kinematic structure, the new Smart5 NJ robot family has been designed to reduce weight and overall dimensions, to obtain better performance as well as a reduction in cycle-time and power consumption (up to 25% less than similar models), in complete observance of eco-compatibility and safety requirements.
These models are particularly suited to all heavy-duty handling operations.
Smart5 NJ 370-500
Technical Features
  • Payload capacity up to 500 kg
  • High stiffness
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 2,997 mm
  • Space-saving design
  • Best in class for Payload/Reach ratio

Agile, with a light kinematic structure, the new Smart5 NJ robot family has been designed to reduce weight and overall dimensions, to obtain better performance as well as a reduction in cycle-time and power consumption (up to 25% less than similar models), in complete observance of eco-compatibility and safety requirements.
These models cover the range of high payload to heavy-duty applications.
Smart NX
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 800 kg
  • Maximum horizontal reach of 3,815 mm
  • Repeatability: 0.2 mm
  • The strongest models in the Comau robot family

The Smart NX models are the strongest in the Comau robot family with a payload capacity up to 800 kg and reach of more than 3.8 m.

These robots may replace hard automation devices providing higher flexibility and reliability in heavy-duty tasks.

The Smart NX1 is a six axes heavy-duty robot suitable for a wide range of applications including the following industries: from automotive to foundry and harsh environment, from food and beverage to building materials.
Smart5 PAL 470 3.1
Smart5 PAL is the innovative robot designed for palletizing operations. The new model has new 470 kg payload, 3.1 m reach and mechanical options shared throughout robot family product range. The new Smart5 PAL 470 meets customer requirements and high quality demands for the general industry sector, mainly in loading/unloading applications, multiple products pick-up, palletizing and high-speed operations.

SMART LASER

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Smart Laser™
Technical Features
  • Minimised positioning time due to the low inertia of the beam deflection and focusing system
  • Maximum “Beam-On-Time” – reduction of “non added value” robot repositioning
  • Large working area
  • Programmable working distance, from 750 to 1,100 mm

SmartLaser™: 3D remote laser welding robot.
SmartLaser™ is the sole remote 3D laser welding robot operating worldwide.
The patented Comau system integrates remote laser focusing and addressing module with a standard anthropomorphic robot from the NJ series. The result is a laser welding system, which combines robot motion versatility with the exceptional potential of the best performing, high-speed and extremely accurate laser technology.

CONTROL UNIT & TEACH PENDANT

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C5G

C5G

Technical Features
  • Fast processing with dual core architecture
  • Modular system for drive unit
  • Free and ergonomic space for application functions integration
  • Energy saving-system
  • Compact dimension
Teach Pendant
Technical Features
  • Wireless Technology: 802.11 a – 5 GHz
  • Safety certification: EN954-1 category 4
  • Range of action: Up to 100 meters
  • Operators interface: TFT 6.4” display with 4096 colours “User friendly” graphical interface on WindowsTM CE JPAD keys: intuitive robot jogging interface
  • Autonomy: 1 working shift
  • Recharging time: 1.5 hours
  • Weight: 1,3 kg

POSITIONERS

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Smart5 MP
Technical Features
  • Up to 5,000 kg payload
  • Maximum flexibility of assembly
  • Excellent stability
  • Integrated management with the robot controller
  • Optimised cycle time

Positioner modules dedicated to all high productivity robotised solutions, used to rotate a part being machined in order to obtain a simpler and faster production cycle.

In automated system applications, the SMART5 MP positioner modules are managed as auxiliary robot axes. The reduction units used on the positioner are of the no-clearance type and best efficiency is guaranteed by the oil lubrication.
Smart5 TR
Technical Features
  • Up to 6,500 kg payload
  • Excellent stability
  • Integrated management with the robot controller
  • Optimised cycle time

Servo-controlled rotating tables dedicated to all high productivity robotised solutions where operations of loading and unloading are integrated into the process (welding, machining operations, etc.)

 
Smart5 PTDV
Technical Features
  • Payload up to 850 kg
  • Part length up to 2,500 mm
  • Excellent stability
  • Integrated management with the robot controller
  • Optimised cycle time

Vertical double lathe positioner, with management of the main axis and secondary axes by the Comau C5G Control Unit. Smart5 PTDV is designed to facilitate loading and unloading operations and is perfectly suited to high-productivity robotised solutions, short cycle time and wide production mix.

 

SPOT WELDING MACHINE

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Spot Welding Machine
The Spot Welding Machine is a light, compact solution for welding cells and stations.
The Spot Welding Machine is productive, reliable and efficient. It perfectly meets the challenges of today’s global market, which coincides with Comau’s vision: to introduce a solution focused evolutionto the world of industrial technology.
The Spot Welding Machine opens the door to a new paradigm in welding. Today it’s possible to create new welding cells and stations that are highly dense, in order to increase the number of robots simultaneously in action.

OUTCOMES
  • Greater efficiency
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Lower cycle times

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MACHINING SYSTEMS
OpenRobogate® is a strong structure with high repeatability and modularity. Structure stiffness and high closing force (in “Y” direction) guarantee high repeatability, while modularity for the introduction of new models guarantees investment scalability (footprint included).
ASSEMBLY AND TEST SYSTEMS
The Automatic Pallet Conveyor is a configurable machine based on:
  • Simplicity that makes the conveyor composition faster (for standard application)
  • Commonality for carry over. They do not change according to different conveyor lengths. Others, still maintaining the same functions and characteristics, change dimensions.
BREAK AWAY END - EFFECTORS
End-Effector
Robust welded frame with units fixed through the break away solution. Suitable for handling, process and geo applications.
Break Away
Protects the welded frame and risers during a crash on the riser. The system uses a sacrificial bolt as a fuse to protect the tooling. It is designed to breakaway when torque on the locating tooling is significant.
VISION SYSTEMS
RecogniSense® is a patent-pending technology that allows any industrial robot to complete complex tasks that were not previously possible when they could not “see” what they were doing. RecogniSense® incorporates the latest in object-based algorithms, POE technology, IP67 connectors, and electrical components that have been proven on the production floor, which increase a system's throughput and flexibility while reducing line complexity.
VersaGuns - Welding Gun
Versagun 1.0 is a product founded on simplicity and modularity. Three standard chassis (“C”, “X”, “CXR”) provide a robust and compact solution; 100% of typical body shop requirements are satisfied with this versatile product.
Compact - Welding Gun
Compact is a product founded on simplicity and modularity. Two standard chassis (“C”, “X”) provide a light and compact solution; 100% of typical body shop requirements are satisfied with this versatile product.