A top-entry servo robot for small presses is new from Sailor Japan, represented here by Sailor Automation Inc., Placentia, Calif. Its new RZ 20 WX-M5L is a five-axis robot with all-servo drive except for pneumatic wrist flip and gate cutting. It has a traverse stroke of 800 mm, strip stroke up to 300 mm, and vertical stroke to 550 mm. Positioning is said to be accurate to ±0.1 mm. It has a dry-cycle time of 0.8 sec and can handle a payload of 6.6 lb. Tel: (714) 528-7711 • www.sailorautomation.com
Sailor Automation, Inc.
981 Via Rodeo Placentia, CA 92870-6780
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