A new high-speed, all-servo, three-axis traversing robot with a new wireless controller was introduced at last fall’s International Plastics Fair in Tokyo by Sailor of Japan (represented here by Sailor Automation Inc., Placentia, Calif.). The new RZ-200EH line boasts positioning accuracy within 0.1 mm of setpoint. Payload capacity of 26.4 lb is suited to presses up to 220 tons. Vertical stroke is 800 mm, horizontal stroke is 700 mm, and traverse is 1400 mm. Dry-cycle takeout time is 0.5 sec. The wireless handheld controller allows programming or monitoring from any point around the robot and also provides internet access. (714) 528-7711 • www.sailorautomation.com
Sailor Automation, Inc.
981 Via Rodeo Placentia, CA 92870-6780
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.