A new sprue picker that is lightweight, compact, and designed for presses from 22 to 165 tons comes from Harmo of Japan, represented here by AEC, Schaumburg, Ill., and sister company Sterling, New Berlin, Wis. The new CX Series is pneumatic and takes payloads up to 2.2 lb. CX-60 and CX-150 models are available with optional 90° wrist rotation. The main arm has a vertical stroke of 450 to 550 mm. Max. kick stroke is 75 mm, and swing angle is from 50° to 90°. A new slide mechanism provides smooth motion while reducing weight. Its new HRS-10S handheld controller has an icon-based display and can store up to 50 routines. (847) 273-7700 • www.aec internet.com (414) 354-0970 • www.sterlco. com
1100 Woodfield Rd. #588 Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone (847) 273-7700 Fax (847) 273-7804
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.