Sepro Group (La Roche-sur-Yon, France), one of the premier makers of robots for injection-molding machines, plans to show a total of 22 robots at Fakuma 2018, including eight operating on its own stand (hall A1, stand 1203) and more than a dozen scattered throughout the stands of injection-molding machine manufacturers.
|The Success 5 is the smallest robot Sepro makes.|
Sepro’s display will feature three operating injection molding machines provided by Sumitomo Demag, Sepro’s oldest OEM robot partner, and Haitian, the most recent addition to a list that now includes nearly all of the biggest brands in molding machines.
A 180-ton Sumitomo Demag machine will be equipped with a new high-speed, three-axis robot developed by Sepro. A Success 5 robot, the smallest Sepro makes, will be operating on a 100-ton Sumitomo Demag machine. Finally, a 60-ton Haitian machine will be equipped with a Sepro 5X‑15. The premium 5X robot family combines the versatility of Sepro’s three-axis Cartesian platform with the precision of a two-axis Stäubli wrist.
Elsewhere on the stand, three examples from Sepro’s popular Success range of three-axis, general-purpose robots will be operating together with an S5 picker, which has a three-axis mechanical design similar to the Success robots. The Success range can equip 20- to 700-ton injection molding machines, offering plastics processors economical and reliable productivity in typical pick-and-place and stacking applications
Attendees can also preview the company’s latest control developments including OptiCycle, a plug-in developed in open collaboration with a key customer to automate cycle optimization, and Live Support, an app that links customers with troubleshooting assistance. Both are intended to function with the Sepro Visual control platform on new and existing robots.
Sepro robots also will be showcased at the stands of Milacron (B3, 3203), JSW (A7, 7207) and Haitian International (A1, 1101), among others.