Gantry Robots feature space saving design.

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Combining ceiling-mounted SCARA robot with long-stroke Cartesian robot, 4-axis XR-Series can operate in many applications without need for conveyor. Units have reach of 200-300 mm and X-axis stroke of 850-1,660 mm with cycle time of 0.53 sec, repeatability of ±0.015 mm, and payload capacity of 3 kg.



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DENSO Launches New XR-Series Compact Gantry Robots



May 22, 2008 Space-saving Design Delivers High-speed, High-Precision Performance

LONG BEACH, Calif. - The new DENSO XR-Series 4-axis, compact gantry robots feature a ceiling mounted, flexible SCARA robot combined with a long-stroke Cartesian robot. As a result of their highly efficient, integrated design, the XR-Series robots use up to 40% less valuable factory floor space than conventional SCARA robots. In addition, they can operate in many applications without the need of a conveyor, saving up to 20% in capital-equipment costs.

The high-speed, high precision robots have a reach of 200-300 mm and an x axis stroke of 850-1,660 mm, with a cycle time of 0.53 sec, repeatability of ±0.015 mm and a payload capacity of 3 kg.

DENSO, a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components, as well as the world's largest user of small assembly robots, developed the XR Series in response to its own internal manufacturing needs. The company employs the robots in assembly, material-handling and parts feeding applications.

"The XR-Series robots give our customers a convenient new way of increasing the efficiency of their operations," said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Sales California. "The fact that we have already proven the value of these robots in our own factories will undoubtedly speed up their acceptance. With today's increased emphasis on lean manufacturing, we are certain that the XR-Series robots will have a significant impact on the marketplace."

For more information, visit www.densorobotics.com.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 119,000 people in 32 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 totaled US $40.2 billion. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges in Japan. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

In the Americas, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people with consolidated sales totaling US $8.3 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, go to www.densomedia-na.com.

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