DENSO celebrates 50 years in robotics

Back in 1967, the U.S. was immersed in the cultural “Summer of Love” – a time of rapid change when new ideas flourished freely. Robotics was relatively unknown, with most people only able to dream about robots such as those they’d seen in sci-fi films. Few knew what a vital role robots would play in the years to come.

During the “Swinging Sixties” decade, DENSO Robotics was developing a range of state-of-the-art controllers, software and industrial robots that would forever change the face of automation. By 1970, manufacturing and implementation of their first aluminum die-casting robot was well under way.

In the years that followed, DENSO was credited with a long line of innovations, from the 4- and 6-axis mid-sized robots of the 1980s and advanced controllers of the 90s, up to the HS, HM and VS-series robots of the early 2000s. Since then, further development led to breakthrough designs such as the RC7M and RC8 controllers, as well as the latest advanced VS-series pharmaceutical robots.

Today, DENSO is an innovative leader in the field. In addition to providing robotics to global industries, DENSO itself is the world’s largest user of small assembly robots, from four-axis SCARA robots to five- and six-axis articulated units. More than 18,000 DENSO small industrial robots are employed in the company’s own manufacturing facilities, and more than 77,000 additional DENSO small industrial robots are used by other companies worldwide.

DENSO’s commitment to building quality products has constantly driven the company to seek out new advances in technology. When industrial robot arms first appeared in the early 1960s, DENSO further developed the technology and applied it to its manufacturing processes.

DENSO Robotics offers a wide range of high-speed, high-precision 4-axis SCARA and 5- and 6-axis articulated industrial robots, for payloads up to 20 kg. Standard, dust- and mistproof, dust- and waterproof, cleanroom and aseptic models are available to accommodate many different applications. In addition to industrial robot arms, DENSO also offers easy-to-use programming software, controllers and teaching pendants.

For more information, visit www.densorobotics.com.

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