Comau's N-220-2.7 robot

Comau's N-220-2.7 robot

May 9, 2022


Comau expanded its product portfolio with the new N-220-2.7 (N-220), a 220 kg payload robot featuring a modular set up, direct kinematics, absolute calibration, and enhanced algorithms. The characteristics deliver significant ease of use, straightforward integration, and faster post-installation maintenance while ensuring precision, flexibility, repeatability, and minimum backlash. Manufactured on a fully automated production line directly in the Turin Innovation Center of Advanced Robotics in Italy, Comau’s increased generation robot offers new levels of quality and supply chain flexibility in addition to cost-effective operation, as required by today’s high-growth market segments.

The introduction of the more capable, flexible, and effective N-220 will consolidate Comau’s position in the automotive industry.

Comau’s N-220 is available immediately on a worldwide basis.

Comau’s new N-220 industrial robot features an architectural approach based on progressive modularity, component reduction, advanced motors, and APC drivers. With its wide working area and Performance Level D cartesian safety features, the high payload (220 kg) robot is perfect for a vast range of industries including automotive. It has a hollow forearm and an integrated application dressing. The N-220 robot also benefits from direct kinematics, absolute calibration, and evolved motion algorithms combining to deliver repeatability and precision. The robot comes fitted with integrated forklift adapters and optional high-torque washers for automatic anchoring base fixing, easier relocation, and faster installation.

The N-220 addresses the specific market need for cost-effective and easy to integrate robotics also deliver high-speed industrial performance. The holistic design and modular architecture of the N-220 also make it easier to install, use and maintain.  Manufactured at the Comau headquarters in Italy using a robotic assembly line, it reliably automates assembly, spot welding, packaging, and material handling operations, and continuous process applications such as 3D printing and gluing.

Comau’s e-Motion software algorithm improves cycle time, motion quality and path control. Using of a nitrogen balancing system on axis 2, and larger stroke-ends on axis 3, the N-220 enjoys increased agility and a wide backward working area that is ideal for bending and handling applications. And because the N-220 uses only two motor sizes, and a single oil type, replacing a faulty motor becomes quick and easy. An additional benefit of the simplified, modular architecture is easier overall maintenance and improved Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) due to a 50% reduction of robot componentry.

Recognizing that the integration speed has a direct impact on production potential, the N-220 implements Nodal speech-based coding language for open, easy programming. The easy dressing solution is made of two, separate, flexible harnesses (robot and application power supply) which facilitate an easy and fast upgrade, or replacement. Similarly, the direct assembly between the motor and gearbox simplifies mechanical transmissions and minimizes power loss and backlash, thus increasing efficiency and reducing consumption. In short, everything has been designed to maximize performance, durability, safety, maintainability, and ease of use.