Nonnenmann dedicates itself to automation technology

Nonnenmann is building up a new business field for automation technology and is adding the "Horst" robot to its portfolio for this purpose. This area will be presented in a new way at Fakuma.

With automation technology, Nonnenmann is also dedicating itself to a new business field. (Image: Nay –

The heart of the new business unit is the 6-axis industrial robot "Horst" from Fruitcore Robotics. The robot is offered in three different sizes. "Horst" stands for Highly-Optimized-Robotic-Systems-Technology and is the mixture of a conventional industrial robot and cobots.

Its six degrees of freedom make the system suitable for complex applications, while at the same time being convenient to operate, handle, program and use. Especially for small and medium-sized companies as well as beginners, Horst is a cost-effective alternative as an entry-level solution for Industry 4.0.

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Robots in different sizes

The "Horst" robot can also be used for numerous applications in the plastics industry. (Image: Nonnenmann)

The flexible robots have a small footprint, work with a very precise positioning, are uncomplicated in programming and setup. The robot system is also suitable for pick & place applications. Sensors can be retrofitted for additional safety or for sensing the environment. Matched to the tasks in plastics production, the system also acts on its own initiative – adapted to the respective application.

The robot systems have six main and rotary axes (X, Y, Z and A, B, C), including protection class IP54. Various end effectors can be mounted via the mechanical connection as ISO flange (outer diameter 63 mm and pitch circle 50 mm with 4x M6 screws).

The smallest Horst 600 robot has a maximum reach of 585 mm and is designed for a nominal load of 2 kg, with a maximum payload of 3 kg and a repeatability of ± 0.05 mm. The dead weight is 25 kg. It can be mounted on the floor, ceiling and wall. In addition, a special laboratory version called Horst 600-Lab is available for the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. As well as another variant for higher axis speeds Horst 600-Fast.

Horst 900 has multiple four-bar chains, with a repeatability of ± 0.05 mm, maximum reach of 905 mm and a nominal load of 3 kg (max. payload 5 kg).

The even larger Horst 1400 variant is also based on four-bar chains, with a maximum reach of 1.400 mm and a repeatability of ± 0.1 mm. The nominal loads here are specified as up to 7 kg, with a maximum payload of 10 kg.

For a wide range of applications

The robots can be used in almost all industrial sectors. For example, for workpiece or component handling or also for workpiece inspection. In plastics processing, Horst is suitable for part inspection and part handling, such as part removal from the injection molding machine, multiple molds, insertion of inserts, or removal and unloading of cold runner sprues. Depending on the requirements, process, layout design, machine size and component, users can choose one of the three sizes, which can then be placed laterally in front of, behind or, in the case of the Type 600, on top of the injection molding machine for component removal if required.

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