Parallel Kinematic

Our technology

Parallel kinematic machining centers meet the highest requirements for rigidity and agility and turn visions into reality. By using parallel kinematics, our robots combine low weight and high speed. Through completely new design, the new robot concept achieves unimagined speed with the highest precision and flexible installation space.

Lightweight high dynamic machine

Due to the low weight of the arm system, highest accelerations are possible.

The moved mass is 20 times lower than CNC machines.

At the same time PKM systems are easy to assemble and disassemble.

High accuracy and stiffness

Due to the use of CFRP rods, the PKM  is extremly stiff and has only minimal temperature expansion.

Only axial joint forces act on the robot (no twisting and no bending).

The linear joint axes can be used to tilt the tool. No heavy wrist is needed.

Versatile tool configurations

The PKM is a versatile robot that can be equipped with end effectors for a wide range of manufacturing processes, including those with particularly high requirements for accuracy and rigidity.

Depending on the target application, there are various options for tool assembly.

Maximum installation flexibility

The mechanical structure of the PKM allows geometric variations of the foundation and frame to a high degree.

Compared to a large-sized arm robot, the loads on the building foundation are distributed over the frame and spread over a larger floor area.

Your Advantage

InLine processing machines from ELHA based on the PKM concept combine the advantages of classic CNC machines and flexible robot processing. A wide variety of components, including large castings, can be machined directly „inline“ with unprecedented precision and flexibility.

Product facts

  • Paralel Kinematic Robots and Environment made by ELHA Maschinenbau Liemke KG
  • High accuracy and rigidity over large workspaces, unlimited X-axis expansion
  • High-dynamic and high-force configurations

The Parallel kinematic platform enables ELHA to quickly and efficiently design and build powerful machine solutions for large work areas.

It is a modular system that can be easily integrated into existing production lines and easily expanded into a multi-robot machine solution. This can also be added after the initial installation.

One or more robots can be mounted in any orientation of the working plane and can be adapted to the given working area.

The Parallel kinematic concept achieves higher accuracy and rigidity compared to a traditional robotic arm manipulator, while retaining many of the flexibility aspects.

Technical data

Max. Velocity 170 m/min
Nominal Velocity 100 m/min
Nominal Acceleration 20 m/s²
Max. Payload 500 kg
Nominal Payload 40 kg
Axial Force (Fz) 6 kN
Radial Force (Fr) 6 kN
Max. Velocity 68 m/min
Nominal Velocity 40 m/min
Nominal Acceleration 6 m/s²
Max. Payload 500 kg
Nominal Payload 120 kg
Axial Force (Fz) 15 kN
Radial Force (Fr) 10 kN

Serial Kinematic Robots

We offer industrial robots from well-known manufacturers. We equip the automatic motion machines with unique grippers, production equipment or tools so that they meet your requirements exactly.