Dobot Launches Global Debut of New CRA Series Collaborative Robots
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Section: Press Releases

Short Synopsis:
Dobot, a global leader in collaborative robotics, introduced its latest CRA Series collaborative robots and the VX500 Smart Camera on the international stage. This unveiling marks a significant milestone in Dobot's commitment to advancing automation solutions.

With the rapid expansion of cobot application scenarios, the market today seeks high performance robots. Dobot has always been exploring the optimal human machine collaborative solution, building more than 20 robot models to target different use cases and industries. The high performance CRA Series aims to satisfy the most demanding users to accelerate their transition to automated solutions to increase their production gains.

CRA Series: New Architecture for Better Performance
Higher efficiency: Self-developed highly integrated joints with high performance harmonic drive reducers to improve cycle time by 25%.

Greater accuracy: Optimized precision control algorithm to greatly reduce vibrations. Up to ±0.02 mm repeatability and 0.2 to 0.4 mm trajectory accuracy during complex motion.

Much safer: Electromagnetic brakes auto-engage in 18 ms at power outage to restrict robotic arm falls less than 1 mm, effectively prevent end tool from dropping. The CRA Series also has built-in virtual boundaries, real-time payload detection and other safety features to ensure the safety of nearby workers.

Easier to use: The brand-new operating software is more user-friendly to operate. It supports graphical programming, scripting and drag-to-teach for trajectory replay It is multi-platform and works with personal computers, tablets and smartphones and more.

More reliable: The control box is 25% smaller with optional IP54 protection. It can withstand harsh environments to help lower maintenance costs.

The CRA Series supports Modbus, Ethernet/IP and Profinet communication, connecting with PLC and other automation system seamlessly. With 24 I/O ports available and PNP/NPN switching, expansion can be carried out more easily.

Besides, we have presented the DOBOT CR20A palletizing solution as a representative of this new series. With a 20 kg payload and 1700 mm reach, it redefines cobots, and opens up new paths in the areas of heavy-duty sorting, packaging, and welding in industries such as automotive, household appliances, logistics, and metalworking and so on.

VX500 Smart Camera: Accurate Grabbing with Self-developed Algorithm

At 2023, Dobot also launched another new product, the VX500 smart camera. With Dobot’s self-developed 2.5D spatial compensation technology, it can be used with the CRA and CR Series collaborative robots to enable accurate identification of objects’ horizontal angle and inclination for accurate grabbing.

The VX500 Smart Camera can be set up using the DOBOT collaborative robot control software without further development for easy and quick deployment.

The CRA Series released this time has 7 robot models with 3 kg, 5 kg, 7 kg, 10 kg, 12 kg, 16 kg and 20 kg payloads, and working radius from 620 to 1,700 mm, covering various industries including consumer electronics, semiconductor, automotive, renewable energy, metal processing, logistics, healthcare, retail and more. It is also capable of dozens of high precision application such as pick and place, sorting, screwdriving, inspection, gluing, welding, transportation, polishing, and palletizing, covering high payloads and big areas scenarios.

Dobot has developed specialized process packages software to simplify automation deployment of complex processes including screwdriving, welding and palletizing. With this software, users can quickly setup the automation processes without writing a line of code.

The 3 kg, 5 kg and 10 kg payload models in the CRA Series are compatible with the DOBOT SafeSkin for safer human-machine collaboration. The SafeSkin is Dobot’s exclusive, self-developed non-contact pre-collision detection solution which can sense obstacles coming within 15 cm and stop before colliding, effectively increases the safety and efficiency for human-machine collaboration.

Video of CRA Series

About Dobot
Founded in 2015 Dobot is the creator of the world’s first desktop grade collaborative robot. It is the first company in the industry to offer a robot line up that covers 0.5 to 20 kg payloads. The company offers 8 main product lines: CR, CRS, CRA, CRAS, MG400, M1 Pro, Nova, and Magician, with more than 20 collaborative robot models selling over 68,000 units to 100 countries and regions.

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