A new servo-wrist gripper that can transform a standard top-entry traversing robot into a six-axis model was introduced at K 2007 by Harmo of Japan, represented here by AEC, Schaumburg Ill., and Sterling, New Berlin, Wis. The new wrist-flip option is offered for the full range of Harmo HRXiseries robots with payload capacities from 11 to 46 lb. It is offered in high-speed or high-torque designs and is said to have a 20% smaller profile than competing styles. The wrist has 190° C-axis (flip) range, and 340° range on the A-axis. It can be used on presses from 30 to 1500 tons. (847) 273-7700 • www.aecinternet.com/(414) 354-0970 • www.sterlco.com
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Editor PickConnectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.