Extended Reach Robots

May 5, 2014

A robot's extended reach can not be recreated by human labor. It allows the robot to reach farther on their own, meeting the exact needs on their production line. Many times, extended reach robots can extend far while also being able to complete a back bend, bringing increased versatility and flexibility.


One of the many rea­sons that com­pa­nies switch from man­u­al labor to robot­ic labor for some jobs is because of the robot’s extend­ed reach – a reach that could not be recre­at­ed by a human, unless that human was Inspec­tor Gad­get. How­ev­er, while robots can reach rather far on their own, com­pa­nies like Motoman, KUKA, Fanuc, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB have spe­cial robot mod­els that extend that reach even fur­ther to meet all of their cus­tomers’ needs.

Extend­ed reach robots are use­ful in many sit­u­a­tions, espe­cial­ly for mate­r­i­al han­dling and dis­pens­ing appli­ca­tions. A robot that has a hor­i­zon­tal reach of almost 2000mm can extend its reach even fur­ther by being able to do a back bend, of sorts, giv­ing it the abil­i­ty to reach 2000mm in any direc­tion, not just the direc­tion it is fac­ing. This means that the robot­ic system’s extend­ed reach allows it to pro­vide cus­tomers with more flex­i­ble automa­tion lay­outs and designs when inte­grat­ing their system.

In the case of dis­pens­ing, extend­ed reach robot sys­tems are extreme­ly impor­tant because of their abil­i­ty to reach down into a car body or oth­er work piece from a shelf and apply the cor­rect amount of mate­r­i­al nec­es­sary for that work piece. Because of the extend­ed reach, these robots can often get into nooks and cran­nies that the human arm would not be able to reach on their own.

Does it sound like an extend­ed reach robot sys­tem is what your com­pa­ny has been search­ing for? If so, you should give Robots​.com a call. Robots​.com pro­vides solu­tions from sev­er­al dif­fer­ent robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing ABB, Fanuc, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and Motoman. Our staff will work with you to help you design the per­fect extend­ed reach robot­ic sys­tem for your facil­i­ty and budget.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Robots​.com online or at 8777626881.

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