Güdel, Inc., the US subsidiary of Swiss-based Güdel Group, has announced the TMF-5, TrackMotion Floor, for heavy industrial robots. The TMF-5 is a linear motion product that can move an articulated robot with a payload over six metric tons. The TMF-5 is specially designed for the latest generation of heavy weight robots from FANUC, ABB and KUKA.
Available in standard lengths from 4 meters to over 100 meters, the TMF-5 frame is an all steel uni-body construction that is designed to deliver stiffness and repeatability in a compact footprint. The TMF-5 carriage is a precision fabrication rather than a simple plate. 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 100mm increments.
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 MTTR.
For more information, visit Güdel website.