A line of high-speed, three-axis servo robots for small machines is new from Sterling Inc., New Berlin, Wis. Its Apex SC-W series for presses from 50 to 220 tons handles a max. payload of 6.6 lb. The PC-based controller has an 8.4-in. graphical color touchscreen and ability to store and retrieve up to 10,000 programs. The robot boasts positioning accuracy to ±0.1 mm. Sterling offers two models: The SC-750W has 29.5-in. vertical stroke, 13.9-in. kick stroke, and 1020-in. traverse stroke, while model SC-950W has 37.4-in. vertical stroke, 18.9-in. kick stroke and 1200-in. traverse. A 90° pneumatic wrist flip is optional. All main axes ride on a hardened steel rail with bearing guide. Takeout time is 1 to 1.3 sec. (262) 641-8610 • www.sterlco.com sec.
2900 S 160th Street New Berlin, WI 53151
Phone (414) 354-0970 Fax (414) 354-6421
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.