An upgraded parts-handling robotic cell is designed for loading inserts into injection machines, unloading parts, feeding parts from trays to conveyors or vice versa, and feeding parts to assembly machines, inspection, or other secondary operations. The DS1100 from Distech Systems, Inc., Rochester, N.Y., is a self-contained cell with a compact footprint. Whereas previous-generation models had four-axis, non-articulating robots, the new models have a seven-axis, articulating robot arm. (585) 254-7020 • www.distechsystems.com
Distech Systems Inc.
1005 Mount Read Blvd. Rochester, NY 14606
Phone (585) 254-7020
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Robots with two main arms have proven useful in applications ranging from stack molds to IML to insert molding and performing a variety of post-mold operations. The concept has evolved to the point that a single robot chassis can have two kick assemblies with one or two arms apiece.