A new line of hybrid servo/pneumatic robots suited to presses from 50 to 550 tons comes from Star Automation Inc., Menonomee Falls, Wis. Its NP-GII line is offered in three styles, each featuring servo drive for the traverse and vertical motion, and pneumatic drive for the strip stroke, all controlled by its STEC controller that reportedly keeps movements accurate to ±0.1 mm. The NPS version adds a sprue/runner sub-arm. There is also a telescoping-arm version for low ceilings. (262) 253-3550 • www.starautomation.com
Star Automation, Inc.
N90 W14401 Commerce Dr. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Phone (262) 253-3550 Fax (262) 253-3559
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.