MESH Robot Transfer Unit for Medium Payload Robots
MESH teams with Nexen for superior positional accuracy & repeatability
MESH Automation, located in Dawsonville, Georgia, USA, builds custom automation equipment and offers a standard line of pre-engineered modules that make up the backbone of its system.
MESH uses robots and motion controlled linear systems to move raw materials or finished goods throughout their processes. During the development of their robot transfer unit for medium payload robots (<75kg), MESH specified speeds of 4m/s with an acceleration of 3m/s2, high moment loads (up to 10,000Nm) on the robot carriage, path accuracy of .025mm, repeatability of .005mm and positional accuracy of .03mm. Additionally, MESH applies their equipment in many dirty environments typical of fabrication processes such as welding, grinding and finishing.
During their search for the right components and system design MESH contacted Nexen and inquired about their modular RPS Roller Pinion System.
The result is a robot transfer unit for medium payload robots that MESH offers to their customers at an attractive and competitive price. They chose the size 25 for most of their applications but, due to Nexen’s product line and design, they can easily upsize for those very demanding applications requiring the highest torques. The design is easily customizable for length (up to 40’) is elegantly simple, can accommodate any robot manufacturers’ motor and has some configurable options such as way covers, auto lubrication, on-board regrip station, weld power supply carriage and a work-in-process tray.
MESH will be showing their robot transfer unit in booth 9117 at the Automate 2019 Show at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.