A newly upgraded side-entry robot for packaging is said to reduce mold-open times approximately 20%. The servo-driven Heku 3 robot from Hekuma GmbH in Germany (represented here by Autotec Inc., Sylvania, Ohio) boasts repeatable positioning accuracy of 0.0004 in. and transfer speeds of up to 23 ft/sec with end-ofarm-tooling weighing up to 330 lb. (419) 885-2529 • www.hekuma. com
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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.