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
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Editor PickIf Two Arms Are Better Than One, Are Four Better Than Two?
Robots with two main arms have proven useful in applications ranging from stack molds to IML to insert molding and performing a variety of post-mold operations. The concept has evolved to the point that a single robot chassis can have two kick assemblies with one or two arms apiece.