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New Robots: Economical and Top-of-the-Line

Wittmann Battenfeld is introducing the top-of-the-line X-Series robots and the economical pick-and-place Primus 14 model.


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Wittmann Battenfeld is showing new developments at both ends of its robots line: At the high end is the new X Series robots, which are essentially the company’s previous top-of-the-line pro series with the addition of the new R9 control introduced last fall. The R9 retains programming look and feel of the preceding R8 model, but the pendant has a larger screen, is lighter and easier to handle, accepts gesture commands like a tablet or smartphone, and also has membrane keys for essential inputs.

Meanwhile, the Primus 14 joins Wittmann’s new economical series of servo robots for relatively simple pick-and-place applications. It’s aimed at injection presses from 50 to 150 tons. Its horizontal axis ranges from 900 to 2000 mm. The vertical axis has a stroke of up to 1000 mm; the demolding axis stroke is 440 mm. The compact cable management system allows parts to be deposited within the injection machine’s frame. This robot comes with the R8 control. The Primus 14 has a payload capacity of 2 kg (4.4 lb); it joins the Primus 16 with 5-kg (11-lb) payload.


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