The new RCS product line solves fundamental challenges within the global industrial automation industry. Puts focus on problems associated with manual set-up, calibration, and maintenance of robots, such as operational accuracy and repeatability.

Tools Simplify Robot Set-Up, Calibration, Maintenance

Aug. 17, 2023
The RCS line aims to address fundamental challenges in automation, focusing on industrial metrology and aiming to advance commissioning and servicing.

RENISHAW unveiled a new product line specifically designed for industrial automation, building on its existing expertise and technologies for industrial metrology and aiming to transform the process of commissioning and servicing industrial automation technologies. Developed to solve some fundamental challenges in industrial automation, the new RCS product line focusses on the problems associated with manual set-up, calibration, and maintenance of robots, such as operational accuracy and repeatability.

The range includes three products: RCS L-90, RCS T-90, and RCS P-series, all supported by a dedicated software suite.

RCS L-90 is a ballbar device that improves robot system accuracy, reduces deployment time, and monitors robot health with simple routines controlled by its supporting software suite.

RCS T-90 is a tri-ballbar system that allows robot users to identify root causes of poor performance, with further comprehensive tests to capture critical robot information – such as remastering the joint offsets to calculated positions, running master-recovery routines, and plotting 3D path performance.

The third RCS product, RCS P-series, integrates a permanent Renishaw probing solution within a robot cell to apply in-process metrology and automatic recovery to automation processes.

Built upon established and trusted Renishaw technology, this new product line for industrial robotics brings the company’s metrology expertise to an industry that has significant challenges with performance accuracy and repeatability. Categorized as either ‘in-field’ or ‘in-process’ products, the new RCS products help to simplify robot set-up, health checks and recovery of robotic applications following collisions.

Working with Renishaw’s new intuitive robotics software, RCS Software Suite, the products support robots from a wide range of manufacturers.

“The existing processes surrounding robot set-up and maintenance are largely manual for an industry built upon automation,” says Dr Kevyn Jonas, Director of Renishaw’s Industrial Automation Products Division. “With no existing fully comprehensive solutions, these methods have been accepted, until today. Robot integrators and users now finally have a solution for a quick, simple and traceable means to manage their robots.”

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