GÜDEL INC. announced the availability of its TMF-5, TrackMotion Floor for heavy industrial robots. The TMF-5 is the only standard linear motion product available that can move an articulated robot with a payload over six metric tons. The TMF-5 is designed for the latest generation of heavyweight robots from Fanuc, ABB and KUKA.
Available in standard lengths from four meters to over 100 meters, the TMF-5 frame is an all steel uni-body construction that delivers exceptional stiffness and repeatability in a compact footprint. The TMF-5 carriage is a precision fabrication rather than a simple plate, again delivering high performance in a compact footprint.
Robot-specific adaptor plates can be designed to accommodate any robot brand, and exist today for the FANUC M-900iB family, the ABB IRB-8700 family, and the KUKA KR 1000 Titan family. A single TMF-5 module can be configured with multiple independently driven carriages, and robot risers are available in 100-mm increments.
Noted Joe Campbell, vice president Sales & Marketing for Güdel, Inc. “Our exclusive focus on linear motion technology allows us to keep pace with the robot industry, including the TMF-5 for this generation of heavyweight robots from Fanuc, ABB and KUKA.”
Working as a seventh axis for robots, the TMF-5 opens new possibilities in production processes. The TMF-5 is built with Güdel components, including guideways, helical gear racks, gearboxes and the Güdel exclusive roller bearing cartridge system that delivers industry-leading MTTR. The TMF-5 is available mpe, and is already in use in the body shop of a major European automobile manufacturer.
Learn more at www.Gudel.com/us