Global Supplier of Advanced Robotic Technology
As one of the world's largest automotive parts manufacturers, DENSO has been a leader and pioneer in manufacturing automation, including the design and manufacturing of industrial robot arms, since the 1960s. DENSO is also the world's largest user of small assembly robots, from four-axis SCARA robots to five- and six-axis articulated robots. 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.
Celebrating 50 Years of DENSO Robotics: 1967 to 2017
Back in 1967, the U.S. was immersed in the cultural "Summer of Love" – a time of rapid change when new ideas flourished freely. Robotics was relatively unknown, with most people only able to dream about robots such as those they'd seen in sci-fi films. Few knew what a vital role robots would play in the years to come.
During the "Swinging Sixties" decade, DENSO Robotics was developing a range of state-of-the-art controllers, software and industrial robots that would forever change the face of automation. By 1970, manufacturing and implementation of their first aluminum die-casting robot was well under way.
In the years that followed, DENSO was credited with a long line of innovations, from 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 breakthrough designs such as the RC7M and RC8 controllers, as well as the latest advanced VS-series pharmaceutical robots.