In addition to the new Primus 28 with a new drive and increased load capacity, another innovation will be presented at Fakuma that affects the entire Primus series: Primus robots with R9 control – Primus 116 and Primus 128.
The R8 control has been in use with WITTMANN servo robots worldwide since 2008. The new R9 control generation was introduced for the WX and W9 robots four years ago. Software features such as 3D simulation, torque monitoring (ACD) and the simple connection to production control systems using the OPC UA interface led to high acceptance and customer satisfaction. Further developments and cost optimizations now make it possible to offer the R9 control for the Primus robots. The features previously offered will of course continue to be available.
The R9 control has a particularly powerful processor, a larger 10.1" display, and it is now possible – as before for WX and W9 robots – to carry out the complete programming for Primus robots on the PC. The programs are saved on the PC stored in a separate folder and later transferred to the robot, which saves operators time in production.
In order to make it easier to distinguish the Primus robots with the new control from the previous devices, Primus robots with the R9 control also receive the number 1 in the device name. For example, the Primus 16 (R8 control) becomes the Primus 116 (R9 control). It goes without saying that the supply of spare parts for devices with R8 controls is guaranteed for more than twelve years.
Both Primus robots on display at this year’s Fakuma (Primus 116 and Primus 128) are equipped with the new control.