Rockwell Automation, Inc. and autonox Robotics have sealed a strategic partnership that enables companies to achieve new manufacturing possibilities. Accordingly, the partnership will pave way for unified robot control solutions and will benefit companies in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Moreover, Rockwell Automation and autonox agreed to bring the industry-leading Kinetix® motors and drives of Rockwell with the robot mechanics of autonox together in a customer-friendly catalog-number-approach. Thus, a single environment using Logix-based controllers and the Studio 5000 automation system design software will program and control the robot solutions. This removes the need to try and coordinate traditionally disparate machine control and robot systems. Instead, yielding a simplified system architecture helping teams work more efficiently, deploy systems faster and create more effective robotic automation systems. This unified robot control solution will be possible using autonox’s line of DELTA and DuoPod robot mechanics.
Ritchie Logan, global lead, robotics technology partnerships, Rockwell Automation, said, “Manufacturers everywhere are facing a need to implement automation that is more agile and more intuitive so that their teams can act quickly. (and) They can realize the full potential of a robotic implementation to optimize their processes.”
In addition, Logan noted that unifying Rockwell Automation’s robot control capability with autonox robots will enable companies to get the most out of their manufacturing assets. Most importantly, prepare them with flexible solutions that can meet future demands.
Meanwhile, Hartmut Ilch, chief executive officer, autonox Robotics said partnering with Rockwell Automation enables them to meet current requirements of most machine building customers globally. “We look forward to working with Rockwell to usher in a new era of productivity in plants across industries,” added Ilch.
The compelling components of autonox Robotics DELTA and DuoPod robot mechanics include carbon fiber composites, stainless steels, and titanium. Furthermore, they also have
steel alloys and are available in FDA-compliant materials, with special coatings, IP69K protection class and high-temperature resistant designs.