Robot Transport Unit

Increase the Value of Your Robotic Automation Solution

The Robot Transport Unit, or RTU, is an often-overlooked way of reducing the number of robots needed in your facility. Typically, a robot is anchored to a single spot, but an RTU moves the robot through a cell or across a factory, allowing it to serve multiple machines or processes. This way there’s no need to buy multiple robots and conveyors: the RTU takes the robot to each machine.

Sometimes an articulated robot doesn’t have the reach to tend all the machines in a cell, but an RTU will let it shuttle back and forth between two or more — saving the cost and complexity of a second robot.

Are RTUs Right For Your Operation?

An RTU adds linear travel and an additional axis that lets the robot move up and down a line of machines. At its simplest, an RTU is a linear track with a platform. The robot sits on the platform and is moved to wherever it’s needed. The track can be just a few feet long or could span the length of a factory.

Typical applications are tasks like moving castings or forgings through a sequence of machine tools or tending a line of injection molding machines. An RTU creates more options for laying out a factory and is often a cost-effective alternative to additional robots. They are especially useful when individual operation times are lengthy, as this allows the robot transfer unit to shuttle between a number of machines without stopping.

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Maximize your output and increase production with the RTUs by Acieta. Our high-speed robotic machine tool cells are a cost-effective introduction to automation, designed to solve labor and capacity challenges, fast.

Get In Touch With An Acieta Specialist

RTUs are a great way to increase the value of your robotic automation solution, adding versatility and maximizing ROI. Installation can be done quickly, either as an addition to an existing factory layout or as part of a production area rearrangement. If you’d like to find out how an Acieta robot transport unit can benefit your operations, get in touch with our team today.