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Pick-and-place robot HORST.

Automating workpiece handling with HORST.

Pick-and-place robot HORST is our specialist for handling workpieces, be it in the area of stacking and packaging, palletizing, fitting, or assembly. The pick-and-place robot is geared to each of these functions, in terms of both its design and the software behind it.
It’s easy to adjust and easy to adapt. Simply: HORST.

HORST is designed as an industrial robot and offers sheer inexhaustible possibilities for use in the industrial field. With various additional peripheral devices such as grippers, suction cups, and other tools, HORST is suited for your individual requirements. After all, it is your HORST for any eventuality.

Your advantages with our pick-and-place robot HORST.

Unique cost–benefit ratio.

Industrial robot HORST impresses users from all sectors not only with its flexible performance spectrum but also with its unique cost–benefit ratio. HORST offers the possibility of automation even to small companies—as well as medium-sized and large companies, of course.

Simple handling.

Our specially developed horstFX software makes HORST easy to operate. Even complex programs can be created in just a few minutes using the graphical user interface. No previous knowledge required!

Robust, efficient, and quick.

HORST features an optimum ratio of range and load capacity. Thanks to its innovative design, HORST can make optimum use of the workspace and has very high repeat accuracy. With its different variants, HORST is the right robot for your application too!

Made in Germany.

We develop and produce our robot system 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.

On-site service and easy remote maintenance.

We provide free support via telephone and qualified service technicians from all specialist areas. We communicate at eye level. All for one. One for all. All for HORST.

Our pick-an- place robot is available in the following versions

What makes our pick-and-place robot HORST so special.

Affordable premium industrial robot.

Our robot system HORST comes in three variants with different ranges and load capacities: HORST 600, HORST900, and HORST1400. HORST works efficiently and reliably, 24/7. When it comes to applications within its own performance spectrum, the cost–benefit ratio of our pick-and-place robot HORST is unbeatable.

Innovative kinematics.

Depending on its design size, pick-and-place robot HORST is based on different innovations and well thought-out kinematic concepts. HORST900 and HORST1400, for example, are based on an innovative drive concept in the form of four-bar linkages. This makes HORST very powerful and provides it with an optimum ratio of range and load capacity.

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HORST hast what it takes in terms of range, load capacity, and dynamism. With its different load capacities and ranges, our robot system HORST is suited for any performance level. What is more, HORST’s highly efficient drive performance and repeat accuracy are convincing.

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Simple operation.

Both simple pick-and-place processes and complex processes where other machines have to be integrated into the procedure, for example, can be programmed with horstFX, our intuitive robot software, in just a few minutes. This doesn’t require any programming skills. Instead, you simply use a straightforward graphical user interface.


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Modern production technologies.

We use state-of-the-art production technologies exclusively when developing and producing our pick-and-place robot HORST. Simple subsystems and resource-conserving production processes are particularly important to us in this context. This allows us not only to raise functionality to a new level but also to reduce the probability of failure and contribute to saving our environment in the long term.

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Markus Mayr
Sales Manager
Tel.: 0172 670 35 37
E-Mail: markus.mayr@fruitcore.de

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Get in touch! Together we will find out which version of our industrial robot is best suited for your application.

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What our customers have to say about our pick-and-place robot.

“HORST does a very good job. It meets our requirements exactly and also offers sufficient load capacity and range. We have had very good experiences with HORST and can imagine using another robot from this product range on a second laser.”

Dominik Pfeiffer

Managing Director, add’n solutions

“For small companies to remain competitive in the future, the topic of automation is becoming increasingly important. It is crucial that the costs remain reasonable here. However, robot systems are often too expensive and require additional specialist personnel for the setup. HORST has everything we were looking for. It is extremely flexible in terms of application, inexpensive, and, most importantly, the software is very easy to operate.”

Peter Imm

Managing Director, Imm Cleaning Solutions

“Um auch in Zukunft konkurrenzfähig zu sein, wird für kleinere Unternehmen das Thema Automatisierung immer wichtiger. Dabei ist es zentral, dass die Kosten in einem überschaubaren Rahmen bleiben. Robotersysteme sind aber meist zu teuer und benötigen zusätzliches Fachpersonal für die Einrichtung. HORST hat alles, wonach wir gesucht haben. Er ist sehr flexibel einsetzbar, er ist kostengünstig und vor allem ist die Software sehr einfach zu bedienen.”

Peter Imm
Geschäftsführer Imm Cleaning Solutions

Frequently asked questions about pick-and-place robots.

What is a pick-and-place robot?

Industrial robots, including pick-and-place robots, are an important element in today’s industry. Robotics technology has been undergoing consistent further development since the 1950s. On the one hand, this opens up new areas of application, and on the other hand, technical properties such as accuracy and dynamism are improved.

Industrial robots are classified on the basis of their mechanical structure (kinematics) or their area of application.
The requirements for the robot also vary depending on the application. According to the International Federation of Robotics, industrial robots are used mainly for handling (pick-and-place), welding, assembly, application, and processing tasks.

What characterizes a pick-and-place robot is that the robot merely assists and does not execute the primary process. To do this, the robot is equipped with a gripper. It uses this gripper to pick up components from a defined position and place them down in a defined position in a different place. The requirements for the pick-and-place robot vary mainly with the mass and size of the product to be handled.

Our robot system HORST is available in three variants: HORST600 with a range of 600 mm and a load capacity of up to 3 kg, HORST900 with a range of 900 mm and a load capacity of up to 5 kg, and HORST1400 with a range of 1,400 mm and a load capacity of up to 10 kg. HORST is therefore flexible and can be used for a wide range of pick-and-place applications.

For which areas of application are pick-and-place robots suited?

In the area of handling (pick-and-place), the industrial robot is used predominantly for moving a product into its packaging or onto a pallet. In some cases, the pick-and-place robot is also used to move an object from one conveyor belt to another.

The pick-and-place tasks also include fitting machines. Here, the industrial robot controls a machine’s flow of material by fitting it with blanks and extracting the finished parts.
This area of application also includes handling parts in the context of test assignments.

With its various versions, industrial robot HORST is suited for any pick-and-place application.

What should you consider when purchasing a pick-and-place robot?

The robot systems not only consist of the robot itself but also include numerous other components. These must be taken into account when purchasing a robot. Each component must be selected in accordance with the requirements for the production process and the product, adjusted if necessary, and integrated. In addition to components that are developed for special applications, such as gripper systems, there are a large number of general components, such as feeding systems, clamping systems, sensors, measuring devices, and safety-relevant components. The components are controlled and steered via various central and decentralized controls, which allows them to communicate with each other.

The technical feasibility and existing standards and circumstances must already be considered when planning to purchase a pick-and-place robot.

HORST impresses users with its smart horstCONTROL. The control function features the common industry interfaces for straightforward communication with external components.
We will also prepare a free feasibility analysis for you. Get in touch now, and let us help you find your automation solution!

Why should I decide to purchase a pick-and-place robot from fruitcore robotics?

The pick-and-place robot is an important element in today’s industrial production facilities. Whether it is fitting, assembling, palletizing, stacking, or packaging—our pick-and-place robot HORST is an expert in all types of workpiece handling. All of these functions are taken into account in our industrial robot and its software. It’s easy to adjust and easy to adapt. Depending on the application.

In an effort to make our robot system HORST flexible and accessible for any pick-and-place application, we develop HORST in close cooperation with customers who work in the industry.
HORST is an affordable pick-and-place robot that satisfies the highest requirements and is therefore interesting to companies of all sizes. HORST is your premium pick-and-place robot with an unbeatable cost–benefit ratio.

What advantages does a pick-and-place robot offer?

Are you looking for a robot solution for your application? Do you want a robot that handles parts, i.e. performs fitting, palletizing, packaging, or stacking tasks? In that case, a pick-and-place robot is the perfect automation solution for you.

Pick-and-place robots occupy a leading position in the field of workpiece handling. Using pick-and-place robots offers multiple advantages:

  • Consistent and high quality
  • Relief for the workers
  • Reduction of cycle times
  • Cases of downtime are short
  • High level of flexibility
  • High degree of reusability

Our pick-and-place robot HORST’s unique cost–benefit ratio is also convincing. Since it is available in three variants, HORST600, HORST900, and HORST1400, HORST is suited for any pick-and-place application and highly versatile.

How much maintenance does a pick-and-place robot require?

The amount of maintenance a pick-and-place robot requires depends on the type, duration, and frequency of servicing measures. These measures include maintenance, inspection, and servicing. Servicing also influences the likelihood of an unplanned failure of the machines. The servicing costs vary depending on the manufacturer.

Thanks to its innovative design, robot system HORST does not require much maintenance. For example, support arms 1, 2, and 3 can be replaced in a few minutes, and the components of our robot system are easily accessible.

How much expertise is required to operate a pick-and-place robot?

Due to the fact that automation technology is developing at great speed, the application spectrum for pick-and-place robots is increasing. Whether it is parts handling, assembling, welding, or packaging: Equipped with highly developed and needs-oriented sensor systems, 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 increasing in many sectors.

HORST stands out with its simple and intuitive operation. HORST is operated via an ergonomic 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 less than 30 minutes—no specialized knowledge required. The graphical programming also makes actuating external machines via common industry interfaces a straightforward task. This type of robot automation allows users to be economically efficient and flexible in their production and prepare for variant production with flexible quantities and small batch sizes effortlessly.

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