The Victory line of tiebarless hydraulic machines from Engel Austria (U.S. office in York, Pa.) has been extended with a smaller, lower-cost series available at present only in Europe. The new Victory Spex (space extended) series has wider platens and ranges from 55 to 440 tons. Engel provides about 300 options for these machines, rather than the thousands available for traditional Victory models. Limited options trim cost by 15% to 20% versus a comparable Victory Tech model (Engel’s economical general-purpose version) and cuts delivery times by up to 15%. Engel also designed the new Onyx screw, with seven times greater wear resistance, as an option for all its machines. Meanwhile, Engel’s new line of Viper servo robots will be available at year’s end. They handle payloads from 11 to 220 lb, and dual-axis versions (two Y or X arms) will be standard offerings. New servo technology allows each robot to handle larger payloads while keeping the same overall operating speed and acceleration/deceleration rate as the previous model. The robot is controlled through the injection press and has a new bus system for faster response. Also new is faster, easier setup with simple programming tutorial “wizards.” (717) 764-6818 • www.engelglobal.com/na
Engel Machinery Inc.
3740 Board Road York, PA 17406
Phone (717) 764-6818 Fax (717) 764-0314
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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.