AEC Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has come out with a brand-new line of servo robots with simplified, economical controls and has upgraded another servo robot series with more advanced control features.
AEC Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has come out with a brand-new line of servo robots with simplified, economical controls and has upgraded another servo robot series with more advanced control features. The new AE-SC line (pictured) is said to be the company’s most cost-effective servo models. They come in 30 basic models for molding machines from 80 to 4500 tons. Payload capacities run from 26.2 to 110 lb. Meanwhile, AEC’s high-end AE-RA series has been upgraded with more capable controls. The AE-RAa and AE-RAIIa (with telescoping vertical arm standard) have a Windows XPe operating system and E-touch web controller. They now offer remote monitoring capability, “net meeting” functions, e-mail, and ability to display videos on the 10-in. color touchscreen. Operators can write memos on the screen with a touch pen, import images of molded products by connecting an optional USB camera, and copy data directly onto other robots. The series is suited to presses from 30 to 3000 tons and comes in single-arm arrangements for the smaller units and telescoping arms for larger sizes.