A new single-beam robot suited to stack molds and applications requiring two vertical arms was unveiled at last month’s NPE show by Wittmann Battenfeld, Torrington, Conn. Its W823D series robot is suited to presses up to 440 tons where low ceilings or obstacles such as cranes or mezzanines are an issue. It has five servo drives, two telescoping arms, an X axis with 1200 mm reach, and a fixed kick stroke. The Y axis comes with 1000 or 1200 mm stroke length, while the Z-axis comes with stroke lengths from 2000 to 5000 mm.
Three versions are offered with payload capacities of 6.6, 11, or 22 lb per arm. Wittmann’s new R8 control operates the arm simultaneously or sequentially. The control cabinet is fully integrated on the robot arm. (860) 496-9603 • www.wittmann-ct.com
Wittmann Battenfeld, Inc.
One Technology Park Dr. Torrington, CT 06790
Phone (860) 482-8009 Fax (860) 482-8022
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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.