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Automation has never been easier.

Jointed-arm robot HORST.

HORST stands for “Highly Optimized Robotic Systems Technology” and is a jointed-arm robot that combines new technical achievements in mechanical kinematics with software that is extremely easy to operate.
HORST is an industrial robot with a universal application spectrum. In other words: As a comprehensive robot system consisting of the intuitive robot software horstFX and the innovative horstCONTROL, HORST can be used for any industrial process.

Jointed-arm robot HORST is available in three variants with different load capacities and ranges. HORST is quick and efficient while also being convenient to use—it’s well thought-out and made easy. Simply: HORST.

Your advantages with our jointed-arm robot HORST

HORST impresses in all areas! Thanks to its flexible performance spectrum and its unique cost–benefit ratio, the industrial robot is already used in many sectors. Automate your production too—with HORST!

Thanks to our specially developed software horstFX, HORST is extremely easy to operate. Even complex programs can be created in just a few minutes using the graphical user interface. Programming has never been easier!

Thanks to its innovative design, jointed-arm robot HORST achieves an optimum ratio of range and load capacity. This way, it can make optimum use of the workspace and has very high repeat accuracy. HORST is available in three variants with different load capacities and ranges.

Let us help you find your HORST to get started with automation!

We develop and produce our robot system HORST in Constance on Lake Constance. In production, we rely exclusively on state-of-the-art production technologies and high-quality components in order to ensure that our products have a long service life.

We are always here for you. We provide free support via telephone and qualified service technicians.

Our jointed-arm robot is available in the following versions

What makes our jointed-arm robot HORST so special.

Unique cost–benefit ratio.

We offer our inexpensive jointed-arm robot HORST in three variants with different ranges and load capacities: HORST 600HORST900, and HORST1400. All three models are easy to operate, made in Germany, and offer a unique cost–benefit ratio.

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Innovative kinematics.

Our jointed-arm robot HORST is based on an entirely innovative drive concept that consists of what are known as four-bar linkages, depending on the design size.  This makes it very powerful and provides it with an optimum ratio of range and load capacity in addition.

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HORST distinguishes itself from competing products with its innovative drive technology.
The three different variants of HORST make it possible to cover different load capacities and ranges. What is more, HORST’s highly efficient drive and precise repeat accuracy are impressive.

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Intuitive operation.

With our intuitive robot software horstFX, sequences of movement can be programmed in just a few minutes. Thanks to our graphical interface, no previous knowledge is required.

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Suitable for all sectors and applications.

HORST is a jointed-arm robot with a universal application spectrum. In other words: HORST is a comprehensive robot system with a unique performance spectrum for a variety of industrial applications. Equipped with grippers, suction cups, and other tools, HORST adapts to all of your requirements. After all, it is your HORST for any eventuality.

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Markus Mayr
Sales Manager
Tel.: +49 172 670 35 37

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Frequently asked questions about the jointed-arm robot

The jointed-arm robot is also known as an articulated robot and is the most frequently used all-purpose robot for industrial applications. It is equipped with three rotatory main axes, i.e. serial RRR kinematics, and can therefore be moved in three dimensions. In almost all cases, the first rotational axis is an aligning axis that allows the first arm and the robot base to rotate. The other arms are each connected to the joints of the upstream articulated arm (see figure). The robot can therefore perform similar movements to those of a human arm.

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The articulated arms allow the jointed-arm robot to work in an almost spherical segment-shaped workspace. This refers to the space that is accessible from the tool interface with the entirety of all axis movements. Given that these robots can move all their joints simultaneously, they are able to perform very complex sequences of movement. These systems can therefore be used for assembly and handling tasks and are used in almost all sectors.

The jointed-arm robot is probably the most common robot model. One of the reasons for this is that the jointed-arm robot is suitable for any conceivable task in the area of automation. The most frequent tasks include:

  • Tool handling
  • Coating and painting
  • Spot, track, and laser welding
  • Feeding machine tools
  • Assembly tasks
  • Palletizing
  • Deburring, polishing, applying adhesive
  • Milling
  • Testing procedures and quality assurance

A jointed-arm robot system is comprised of far more components than just the robot itself. Accordingly, you should not focus solely on the jointed-arm robot when purchasing your robot. Each component must be selected in accordance with the requirements for the application you wish to automate, adjusted if necessary, and implemented. In addition to components that are developed for special applications, such as effectors, there are a large number of general components. These include feeding systems, clamping systems, sensors, measuring devices, and safety-relevant components. These elements must also be taken into account when purchasing a robot system.
In addition, the technical feasibility and existing standards and circumstances must be considered.

Here at fruitcore robotics, we will prepare a free feasibility analysis for you. Get in touch now and let us help you find your automation solution!

Today, the future of every enterprise lies in automation. This is precisely why we developed our robot system HORST. Jointed-arm robot HORST can be assembled, set up, and programmed in a very short time. Processes can be implemented in less than an hour with our specially developed software horstFX, no specialized knowledge required. The integrated safety control horstCONTROL, in combination with the software horstFX, offers everything you need for quick and easy automation.

With its intuitive programming and unique cost–benefit ratio, HORST is your reliable partner for a simple and affordable introduction to automation. Robot-based automation with a jointed-arm robot allows you to be economically efficient and flexible in production. At the same time, HORST can be changed over quickly and efficiently, which gives you the possibility to easily prepare for variant production with small batch sizes.

Jointed-arm robots are the most common robots in the industrial environment. There is a reason for that: After all, jointed-arm robots, and our jointed-arm robot HORST in particular, offer a variety of advantages:

  • High level of flexibility
  • Low interference volume
  • Small base area required
  • Ideal use of the workspace
  • Achievement of high load capacities
  • Consistent and high quality
  • Relief for the employees
  • Reduction of cycle times
  • Cases of downtime are short
  • High degree of reusability

What is more, our jointed-arm robot HORST features an impressive and unbeatable cost–benefit ratio. Among our three models, HORST600, HORST900, and HORST1400, there is a suitable model for every application.

The costs of purchasing a jointed-arm robot depend on which process you want to automate in your company. The cost package for a jointed-arm robot is made up of multiple components. First, there are the costs of the jointed-arm robot itself, then there are the costs for additional add-on parts such as sensors, safety barriers, control units, as well as grippers, suction cups, or other tools, which are known as peripherals. These elements of a robot system often make up a significant part of the total costs. Further factors in the costs area include what is known as system engineering: This refers to programming and installation, for example, as well as project management, commissioning, operation, servicing, and maintenance.

With regard to costs, our jointed-arm robot HORST differs considerably from other systems. Its innovative kinematics and the resulting drive concept as well as the special production technology allow us to keep the acquisition costs comparatively low. As we also place high quality demands on ourselves, we produce our jointed-arm robot HORST on site in Constance on Lake Constance.

Furthermore, HORST does not consume much energy during operation and shows comparatively minor signs of wear. In addition, the easy programming allows you to save time and thus money.

The amount of maintenance a jointed-arm robot requires depends on the type, duration, and frequency of servicing measures performed. These include maintenance, inspection, and servicing. The manner and frequency with which these servicing measures are carried out affect the eventuality of an unexpected failure.

The costs of the servicing measures vary strongly depending on the provider. Thanks to its innovative design, our jointed-arm system HORST’s comparatively low servicing costs are impressive. For example, support arms 1, 2, and 3 can be replaced in a few minutes and all components of our robot system are easily accessible and very easy to maintain.

Due to the fact that automation technology is developing at great speed, the area of application for jointed-arm robots is increasing. Equipped with highly developed software and needs-oriented sensors, robots are used increasingly for complex and sophisticated industrial production and manufacturing tasks.  As a result, the demand for specialists who can program and operate robots is growing. Our robot system HORST allows you to avoid this problem. HORST is operated via a 13.3-inch touchscreen and the horstFX software. Using the graphical user interface, users can set up and program the robot intuitively and with ease in just a few minutes. No specialized knowledge required! Our software also makes actuating external machines via common industry interfaces a straightforward task. Our robot system HORST allows users to create complex applications even with little expertise and is therefore not only affordable but really worth its price.