Taiwan’s Delta Electronics Unveils Latest Industrial Robots

5 Sep

Delta Electronics, Taiwan’s leading power management solutions provider, unveiled its latest vertical multi-joint robot and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCARA) industrial robot at the Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition on Sept. 1.

Following the release of its 4-axis Scara industrial robot in 2015, Delta Electronics this year introduced a 6-axis vertical multi-joint industrial robot, DRV70L/ 90L, representing the company’s milestone in industrial automation. Speaking at the launch, Delta Electronics Chairman Yancey Hai said the era of robots has come.

The 6-axis DRV70L/ 90L demonstrated multi-angle insertions at the exhibition with a maximum load capacity of 7 kilograms, wide degrees of freedom and high precision. The joint in the robot’s sixth axis is hollow, providing a passageway for cords and flexibility for surface installation and inverted welding. The robot can also be used with other Delta Electronics components.

Delta Electronics’ industrial robots were developed by the company’s Industrial Automation Business Unit, which also designs solutions for smart industrialization. According to Hai, smart manufacturing is definitely the way out for Taiwanese manufacturing sector for its added value.

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▲ Delta Electronics unveils its first 6-axis vertical multi-joint robot, which hasa hollow joint in its sixth axis.

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▲ Delta Electronics’ multi-joint robot demonstrates multi-angle insertions at the Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition.

Delta Electronics has introduced the vertical multi-joint robot in its plant in Wujiang in China’s Suzhou province to help reduce product testing time and errors, as well as improve efficiency and product quality.

The new SCARA robot is a continuation of the 2015 model. The latest model has a maximum load capacity of 6 kg and improved performance in speed, precision, and linear and vertical functions. The new SCARA robot has also been introduced in the Wujiang plant for the fan propeller assembly line and has replaced a substantial number of production line workers to improve the efficiency and quality.

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▲ Delta Electronics’ SCARA robot demonstrates paint operations at the exhibition.

Delta Electronics began introducing smart manufacturing to its operations in 2015 and began putting robots in its plants in January this year. Hai expressed confidence to reduce production line workers by 90 percent in five years. For a plant with 80 workers, Delta Electronics plans to cut the number to 17 this year and further down to 8 in five years.

Hai said the cost of a SCARA robot is approximately equivalent to a production worker’s annual salary. However, robots have higher productivity and precision in product testing.

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▲(From left) Delta Electronics Spokesperson Jesse Chou, Industrial Automation Business Unit (IABU) Division Leader Peng Chi-cheng, Chairman Yancey Hai, and IABU GM Simon Chang.