DENSO, a pioneer and industry leader in robot development since the 1960s, is the world’s largest manufacturer of small assembly robots, with an installed base of 100,000 units. Unlike most other robot manufacturers, however, DENSO’s primary business is not manufacturing robots, but automotive parts. In fact, DENSO is a leading global supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components, employing more than 20,000 of its own robots in its manufacturing facilities. And that’s exactly why DENSO robots are built the way they are. Because in order to succeed in the fiercely competitive automotive sector, DENSO requires its robots to deliver not only the highest levels of productivity, but also the lowest cost of ownership.
DENSO robots are designed to run trouble-free with only minimal scheduled maintenance. This results in significant savings in maintenance costs as well as the cost of production downtime due to overly frequent or lengthy maintenance procedures.
DENSO’s compact robot design saves valuable factory floor space and reduces integration time and costs. Internally routed electrical wires and air lines prevent interference with other equipment, eliminating the cost of replacement due to unnecessary wear and tear.
DENSO robot controllers come preconfigured, substantially cutting down on setup and development time. Programming is made quick and easy by DENSO’s offline programming software, which includes 3D simulation as standard. And networking is only a matter of entering an IP address.
DENSO’s lightweight robot arms and energy-efficient motors result in lower energy consumption and therefore lower operating costs.
DENSO’s use of harmonic-drive motors allows its robots to maintain their high speeds in continuous two- and three-shift duty, year after year, essential to maximizing productivity. In addition, the motors’ high maximum moment of inertia means the robots can handle higher payloads with less strain, reducing wear and thus minimizing the risk of downtime due to repair.
Many robot manufacturers introduce new models every few years and quickly stop supporting older models, which then become obsolete and need to be replaced. In contrast, DENSO offers support and upgrades for up to 10 years after a robot model has been discontinued. This eliminates the need for unnecessarily premature equipment replacement, greatly reducing capital investment costs.
The robots DENSO has developed to meet the stringent demands of the automotive industry are the same ones it offers its customers. To learn more about how you can benefit from DENSO’s many years of manufacturing experience and expertise, contact DENSO today.