Harmonic Drive to Demo Ultra-Compact 6-Axis Robot Arm at RoboBusiness | Robotics

PEABODY, Mass. — Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high-precision motion control, is featuring the Meca500 six-axis robot arm at in Santa Clara. The Meca500 is a compact six-axis robot arm from one of Harmonic Drive's customers, Mecademic.

The arm will be on display in Harmonic Drive's booth in the RoboBusiness Expo Hall, No. 205. This year, Harmonic Drive was named one of the top 50 on the annual RBR50 list!

The Meca500 from Mecademic, a Harmonic Drive customer.

The Meca500 is a compact, 6-axis robot arm that will be at Harmonic Drive's booth at RoboBusiness.

Built with precision machined aluminum and zero-backlash gearboxes from Harmonic Drive, the Meca500 is the most precise six-axis robot arm, boasting a repeatability of 5 μm.

The new six-axis industrial robot is ultra-compact. In fact, it is more than twice as small as other small industrial robots, but its controller is embedded in its base, instead of hosted in a bulky external cabinet.

Harmonic Drive is proud to be a platinum sponsor of RoboBusiness 2018.

Don't miss your chance to see this robot in action in Santa Clara, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 26. All attendees are welcome to join the 4th Annual C. Walton Musser Industry Cocktail Opening Reception. Register now!

As a bonus, Harmonic Drive offers the free download, “7 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Gear Technology.” Sign up below to get it!

About Harmonic Drive

Harmonic Drive LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or, in most cases, a custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project.

The majority of the products sold by Harmonic Drive LLC are proudly made at our manufacturing facility in Peabody, Mass. Harmonic Drive Group Companies in Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional products. We have shared core values, product designs and quality standards. State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Japan and Germany enable us to locally serve the needs of our global customers.

With over 50 years of experience, our engineering and production teams develop enabling technologies and products to meet the needs of an evolving motion control market. We are very proud of our outstanding company history.

Our high-precision, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive® gears and Harmonic Planetary® gears have, and continue to play critical roles in robotics, spaceflight applications, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics.

More information can be found by visiting the company's website at www.harmonicdrive.net.

Harmonic Drive is a registered trademark of Harmonic Drive Systems.

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