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Genesis Robotics announces the launch of their LiveDrive® LDD 1800 Series Direct Drive Actuators

LiveDrive® LDD actuators are a high-torque, direct-drive solution designed for robots and machines in the food, packaging, pharmaceuticals, and electronics industries.

June 8, 2021  by CM Staff

Genesis releases their new LiveDrive®, enabling more productive robots and machines.

VANCOUVER — Genesis Robotics & Motion Technologies announces the availability of its new LiveDrive® LDD 1800 Series Direct Drive Actuators, with a range of configurations and performance options. LiveDrive® direct-drive actuators eliminate the need for gearing and are trying to transform parallel robots and precision machinery, unlocking additional capabilities.

LiveDrive® LDD actuators are a high-torque, direct-drive solution designed for robots and machines in the food, packaging, pharmaceuticals, and electronics industries. LiveDrive® purports to reduce maintenance requirements while increasing uptime and reliability. And with no need for gears, belts, or lubrication, LiveDrive® actuators also hope to simplify the drivetrain.

“We are thrilled to launch this leading-edge actuation technology, making it available to manufacturers and system integrators globally,” said Chris Di Lello, CEO of Genesis Robotics & Motion Technologies. “A simpler drivetrain empowers a better robot: faster to assemble and easier to maintain. This creates value for our customers and end users and represents a true breakthrough for the robotics and automation industries.”

Wyzo, a subsidiary of Demaurex SA, a leading global supplier of Delta robotic systems, has integrated the LiveDrive® actuator into its Wyzo Sidebot. The Wyzo is a new class of robot that combines the speed of a delta robot with the safety of a cobot.

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“We’ve been searching for a solution for over a decade and LiveDrive® is the missing link for our products,” said Frank Souyris, general manager of Demaurex SA. “This technology is a game-changer that makes a significant difference in our work and allows us to achieve a high level of performance and safety. The Genesis team is very committed and shares our values as we develop a new industry standard for delta robots – the Wyzo Sidebot.”

A LiveDrive® LDD 1800 Series actuator is less than half the length of a typical servo-gearhead drivetrain enabling utilization of machine workcells and factory floor space.

Genesis LiveDrive® LDD 1800 Series Direct Drive Actuators are available with a range of configurations and performance options. Standard models include four sizes, various voltage levels and support integration with third-party servo drives.