Recent upgrades expand the scope and features of the ControlWorks plantwide “virtual private network” (VPN) for monitoring and controlling all types of auxiliary equipment (blenders, silos, dryers, feeders, pumps, loaders, chillers, and ...
A new line of robot collision sensors that prevent damage to the robot as well as parts and molds is new from SAS Automation, LLC, Xenia, Ohio.
A new generation of high-speed traversing robots will be introduced at the IPF show by the Japanese parent of Yushin America Inc., Cranston, R.I.
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.
Several new machinery developments follow the recent purchase of Battenfeld by Wittmann.
A guarding system that protects workers and automation devices in a molding cell is now available from Fortress Interlocks Ltd., Erlanger, Ky.
A new three-axis servo robot for part or sprue handling will be produced in China by Star Automation of Japan (U.S. office in Menomonee Falls, Wis.). The new CZ-700 model will be built at Star’s Shenzhen factory, which previously produced only...
A new high-speed, three-axis, all-servo traversing robot for thin-wall products and presses from 80 to 275 tons is new from Wemo Automation of Sweden, represented here by Duotech Automation Technologies LLC, Fowlerville, Mich.
A new line of hybrid servo/pneumatic robots suited to presses from 50 to 550 tons comes from Star Automation Inc., Menonomee Falls, Wis.
An upgraded parts-handling robotic cell is designed for loading inserts into injection machines, unloading parts, feeding parts from trays to conveyors or vice versa, and feeding parts to assembly machines, inspection, or other secondary operations.