Denso celebrates 50 years of robotics

Source: Denso

Aug 07, 2017

Denso is celebrating 50 years of robotics, having been founded back in 1967. During its founding, robotics was relatively unknown and few knew what a vital role robots would play in the years to come.

Today, Denso provides robotics to global industries and it is the world's largest user of small assembly robots, from four-axis SCARA robots to five- and six-axis articulated units. More than 18,000 Denso small industrial robots are employed in the company's own manufacturing facilities, and more than 77,000 additional Denso small industrial robots are used by other companies worldwide.

When industrial robot arms first appeared in the early 1960s, Denso developed the technology and applied it to its manufacturing processes.

Denso Robotics offers a range of high-speed, high-precision 4-axis SCARA and 5- and 6-axis articulated industrial robots, for payloads up to 20 kg. Standard, dust- and mistproof, dust- and waterproof, cleanroom and aseptic models are available to accommodate many different applications. In addition to industrial robot arms, Denso also offers programming software, controllers and teaching pendants.

During the "Swinging Sixties" decade, Denso Robotics was developing a range of controllers, software and industrial robots that would change automation. By 1970, manufacturing and implementation of their first aluminum die-casting robot was well under way.

Denso was credited with the 4- and 6-axis mid-sized robots of the 1980s and advanced controllers of the 90s, up to the HS, HM and VS-series robots of the early 2000s. Since then, further development led to designs such as the RC7M and RC8 controllers, as well as the latest advanced VS-series pharmaceutical robots.