ADEPT TECHNOLOGY, PLEASANTON, CALIF.
The Hornet 565 is a change indirection for Adept. The company is best known for its high-speed Quattro delta robots, which have a fourth arm for better stability. The Hornet is a small, fast, three-armed pick-and-pack robot with a 3 kg payload capacity. It has a 0.36 m3 workspace and 0.32-second cycle times, and Adept is promising less than 5 mm repeatability at all conveyor speeds. The Hornet's base contains all controls and amplifiers, which eliminates external controls and reduces installation cost. Users can also program it directly from a PLC if they are familiar with ladder logic. Users can deploy the robot for pharmaceutical packaging, since it is rated IP65 (protection against particles and resistance to water). It is made from corrosion-resistant materials and designed for easy wash down.