Factory-set motion sequences, user-modified sequences, or custom programs can be set on a new, freely programmable control system that is standard for the new SR series of sprue pickers from Sepro America LLC., Pittsburgh. Virtually any sequence of picker movement can be programmed, and the controller stores up to 20 sequences. Programming and operation is through a hand-held pendant. Stroke lengths, takeout direction and swing angle are all adjustable. Three models are suited to presses from 20 to 450 tons. The smallest, SR 55 model has a 21.5-in. vertical stroke and 3-in. strip stroke and handles payloads up to 2.2 lb. The largest, SR 85 model has a reach of 32.5 in. and 6-in. strip stroke and max. payload of 4.4 lb. Takeout times are as short as 0.7 sec, and overall cycles down to 3 sec, Sepro says. (412) 459-0450 • www.seproamerica.com
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One Conair Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15202
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