Flexiv Launches Moonlight, a Force-Controlled Parallel Robot
Flexiv, which develops general-purpose robotic solutions, has announced the release of its latest robot to its portfolio, the Moonlight adaptive parallel robot. Moonlight is a force-controlled parallel robot aimed at applications that require precise motion and force control, such as screw fastening, ultra-accurate loading, and polishing.
With Flexiv’s force control technology, Moonlight can measure force down to 0.1N, so even delicate objects can be handled, the company said. This enables tasks such as polishing and sanding uneven surfaces possible, while guaranteeing output quality and practically eliminating workpiece damage.
“Moonlight is a combination of our award-winning Rizon series of robots and the industry-proven parallel bot design,” said Hao Jiang, director of product development at Flexiv. “We saw that in some specific applications, customers needed a powerful, cost-effective robotic solution which combines highly precise force control with adaptability, so that’s what we built. With its increased speed and greater precision, Moonlight boosts production efficiency while retaining a multirole capacity.”
WIth its ability to complete tasks usually reserved for robot arms while maintaining the speed and agility of a parallel robot, Moonlight offers operators true operational versatility, the company said.
Flexiv said the Moonlight will be available starting in Q3 2023. For more details, visit the Flexiv website here.