Industrial Robot end users continue to request more performance from robotic OEM’s. The increase in performance can typically only be achieved by innovation at the End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) where the work action is taking place. Many EOAT manufactures design from aluminum plate to enhance performance, especially for the pick-and-place industry. By replacing aluminum with magnesium plate, a 36% increase in weight savings can be achieved. This equates in the following:
- Increase Robot Speed
- Higher Payloads
- Lower Energy Cost
- Improved Vibration Dampening
- Improved Collaborative Safety with Less Weight
Mechanical properties of magnesium plate are on par with most typically used aluminum grades, so little EOAT redesign is needed. Contact Luxfer MRP to discuss your Industrial Robotic application and how lightweigting with magnesium can help you win the end users business with improved robot performance.