New video! A quick 3 minute video of the various stages of development and manufacturing for the ML1000 series.
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WHITEPAPER | Today’s robots are slow, and their workspaces are limited. This statement may seem somewhat shocking. But while there have been tremendous advances lately in fields such as machine learning and vision systems, most articulated robots cannot move much faster than the earliest robots introduced in the 1950s. Why is this?
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We wanted to share an article, recently posted from RIA, Robotics Industries Association. It provides an excellent overview of 2021 and beyond for robotics and automation in various industry sectors, and how the pandemic helped to put robotics and automation in the forefront.
We spent some time with Carlos Hoefken, CTO & Co-Founder, and asked him questions regarding the Motus CAM and CAM Generator™ software. In the video, Carlos uses the ML100 as an example, but the same CAM concept applies to the ML1000 series.
Humans know intuitively or from experience that if we put weights on our wrists or elbows, it becomes more difficult to move our arms. If we apply the same force we used without any weights, our arm will move more slowly.
It’s no surprise, then, that we see the same result in robots: as joints get heavier, the arm moves more slowly when the same force (or torque) is applied. Conversely, removing weight from the wrist or elbow actuator using a lighter weight transmission/gear drive results in higher speeds for the same applied torque.
What does a 10-15% increase in robot speed imply for robot owners?
As we mentioned in the last post, we will be looking at how torque density influences different robot parameters, including reach, speed, and lifetime. Each of these in turn has a direct and important impact on the economic value of a robot to the end-user.
In the context of robotic actuators, the term torque density refers to how much torque the actuator is able to produce per unit weight or unit volume. The term can be applied to the actuator as a whole or separately to the motor or gearbox that is contained within the actuator. Why should we be interested in torque density? Because the torque densities of a robot’s components can limit nearly every facet of a robot’s performance.
DALLAS, TX – September 1, 2020 – Motus Labs, a designer and manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions for the industrial, service, and collaborative robot and automation markets, today announced commercial availability of the Motus Labs ML1000 series of M-DRIVES. The disruptive drive architecture uses mating blocks or surfaces instead of traditional gear teeth resulting in a more rigid drive at a lower weight with up to twice the torque density and 15% greater efficiencies compared to competitive strain wave drives. These performance benefits provide a lower overall solution cost, increased precision, reach, speed, and longer life – significantly improving the ROI for robot end-users.