Horizontal axis for collaborative robots (cobots) Cobots are widely used to automate loading and unloading operations in machines or CNC centers, or for welding applications. With larger distances between machines or workpieces, a single cobot cannot handle multiple centers and operations due to its limited reach.
SLIDEKIT offers a plug-and-play system to add a horizontal axis, expanding the operating range of a cobot, with fast and precise positioning, up to 1.8m stroke length. SLIDEKIT is fully compatible with the entire Universal Robot cobot series and can be controlled via the integrated software interface directly on the UR teach pendant.
Furthermore, SLIDEKIT is also available in a generic variant, using simple digital I/Os to control the movement, making it compatible with other cobot brands. Cobots combined with the SLIDEKIT linear module provide a cost-effective solution for upgrading an existing assembly line, transitioning from manual handling to a fully automated line.
The SLIDEKIT 2.0 release brings several improvements compared to the previous version, such as higher system reactivity and stability, lower noise during operation, and optimized design for limit switches and regreasing points.