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January 1, 2007

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Side-entry robot for thin-wall applications

A horizontal robot with SCARA kinematics is designed for short part removal times. It combines the advantages of the rotational horizontal axes with a parallel end-of-arm tooling motion to simplify the operation and programming in the molding area. The Model W7x5 robot is said to offer completely new robot kinematics, and requires minimal space on the rear side of the molding machine. The control system is directly integrated into the robot.

Typical uses of the robot are pick-and-place applications for fast running molding cycles such as cell phone and packaging parts. Removal times in the range of .2 seconds for 300-mm strokes are possible using highly dynamic servomodules and high performance motors. The robot is equipped with a servodriven linear kick-stroke of 300 mm and a rotational horizontal axis of 890-mm reach. A pneumatic vertical stroke of up to 100 mm enables the placement of parts below the center line of the molding machine. The vertical stroke is available in servo configuration in order to allow programming of flexible part-placement positions.

The robot?s package includes the compact wrist flip from the company?s standard robot series, allowing for the flat placement of parts on a conveyor or in a tray. Optional equipment available for the robots?such as additional vacuum and gripper circuits, as well as further I/O-modules for the control of downstream equipment?is identical to the standard robot series.

Wittmann, Torrington, CT
(860) 496-9603

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