Monday, June 17, 2024

Kinova Link 6, a new-gen robust, industrial collaborative robot

Kinova, a Canadian company that specializes in robotic arms, is launching Link 6, a new generation industrial robot designed for all businesses looking to benefit from automation.

The Link 6 collaborative robot features automation solutions that enable greater daily efficiency while improving the quality and consistency of production results. Kinova’s newest robot helps you start producing faster thanks to a rich interface on its wrist, feed-through of power and data, an optional Gigabit Ethernet adapter, and an optional wrist vision module.

The company says its Link 6 controller provides the highest processing power and memory capacity on the market, making it ready to use with the AI solutions of the future while keeping the size of the controller compact. Link 6 robotic arm is developed and designed with any user in mind: an experienced industrial integrator and an operator with no particular robotic skills.

The Link 6 robotic arm weighs 23.45 kg (51.7 lbs), can carry a continuous payload of 6 kg (13.2 lbs), and has a maximum speed of 1.65 m/s. The cobot features six-axis movement, with a 1000 mm maximum reach. The Link 6 shells are made out of aluminum; their powder-coating finish makes them durable. The robot is easy to program; choose the end effector that best suits your needs, and program a new sequence to begin your automation journey.

In addition to the buttons on the innovative multi-purpose wrist, the teach pendant saves you time when it comes to manual hand-guiding and trajectory planning. An interactive colored ring annunciator provides the user with the status of the robot for constant awareness of the operational state. Furthermore, an integrated force-torque sensor provides the means to perform complex assembly tasks.

“Our operating market is mainly in the United States, where robotics innovation is well established,” explains Charles Deguire, CEO and founder of Kinova. “With the launch of Link 6, we also aim to lend a hand to the Canadian market. Collaborative robots such as Link 6 are an interesting and increasingly sought-after alternative to overcome the labor shortage here and elsewhere. Kinova is here to help out growing companies, and automation is far more accessible than most people think!”