LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Swiss robotics company Demaurex SA today announced a collaboration with Canadian startup Genesis Robotics and Motion Technology to develop the next generation of its Delta Robot systems.
The Joint Development Agreement will integrate Genesis Robotics‘ LiveDrive direct-drive motors into the new robotic pick and place systems. Demaurex’s original Delta robot was developed in 1988, based on a patent of Professor Reymond Clavel of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, which introduced high-speed, vision-guided product pick and place systems for the robotics market. The companies said the latest collaboration “represents a significant leap forward in the field of parallel kinematics, as two powerful technologies combine for the first time.”
“Demaurex’s Delta Robotic machines and systems have been the class leader for many years, and with the incorporation of LiveDrive Direct-Drive Motors we will continue to hold that position well into the future,” said Frank Souyris, general manager at Demaurex SA. “The LiveDrive technology offers new levels of simplicity and ease of use, eliminating the need for costly, bulky and unhygienic gearboxes all in a much smaller envelope. This will result in reducing the total cost of ownership and promoting ease of use for our customers.”
Genesis Robotics, an RBR50 2019 honoree, develops the LiveDrive motor, which improves performance, reduces maintenance, and increases uptime, the company said.
“This collaboration between Demaurex is significant for Genesis because it demonstrates that the power density of the LiveDrive motor can redefine the Delta Robot, taking it to a level that has never been seen before in practical application,” said James Klassen, inventor of LiveDrive. “The platform itself is what the industry has been waiting for: a high torque actuator that delivers three times higher torque density, high peak torque capacity, and the highest levels of precision. Taking advantage of three foundational discoveries – Magnetic Amplification, Advanced Structural Magnetic Architecture, and unparalleled Heat Dissipation – the LiveDrive Direct-Drive motor provides manufacturers with the ability to design simpler, faster and more precise robots and machines.”
Chris Di Lello, CEO of Genesis Robotics, added that “we believe that this collaboration demonstrates the powerful outcome that can be achieved when two companies with shared values, an intense desire to improve on the status-quo, and a deep respect for each other work together in true partnership.”