Sepro America, LLC

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Warrendale, PA 15086 US

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SOLUTION BY SEPRO

Many people think of robots as labor-saving devices, but this is only part of the picture. Certainly, robots can optimize employee utilization, allowing personnel to be more productive and to enjoy more interesting and satisfying work, while robots handle the tedious, repetitive tasks involved in injection molding. The fact is, the biggest benefit that comes with robotic automation is control.  

 

Before robots were first used in injection molding, parts either dropped from the mold onto a conveyor or into a bin, where they could be physically or cosmetically damaged. The only alternative was to use a human operator to manually open the IMM gate, reach into the machine and pull the part or parts out of the mold. This gave processors some control over the molded part and prevented damage, but human operators perform inconsistently and can cause productivity and part-quality problems.   

 

Robots, on the other hand, could do the same thing over and over again, tirelessly and flawlessly. That meant, for the first time, molders knew their machines could run far more consistent cycle times and deliver higher quality and productivity.  They could schedule their presses more tightly, improve equipment utilization rates and be more confident of maintaining production levels and meeting deadlines. They took control of many more variables that determine of their business success.

 

When robots were paired with customized, multifunctional end-of-arm tooling, insert feeders, and inspection, assembly and packaging systems, molders could deliver components to their customers in a more finished form. This moved secondary operations out the customer’s plant (reducing their costs and increasing efficiency) and into the molder’s plant. And it gave molders another degree of control over the growth and profitability of their business.

 

PUTTING YOU IN COMMAND

At Sepro, we know that your ability to control production processes is vitally important, so we give you as much of it as possible, starting with the amazing Visual control platform. Developed by Sepro specifically for injection molding, it makes programming robots easy, from the smallest and simplest 3-axis pick-and-place unit to the largest and most technically advanced 5-axis Cartesian or 6-axis articulated arm models .

 

Just as robots help you control much more than part removal, Sepro gives you control over much more than our robots. It starts with ‘choice.’ We have the largest and most diverse line of robotic solutions in the plastics industry – almost 50 models in all -- including those designed and built entirely by Sepro and others developed with outside partners like Stäubli, Yaskawa Motoman and Machines Pagès. So, in this context, control means there is no need to compromise. You select the ideal combination of size, capabilities and economics to suit your application needs.

 

Choice without compromise means that you also have the option to automate any brand of injection-molding machine, new or existing, and you can buy the machine and robot separately or as part of an integrated package with most of the major IMM brands. Sepro has forged partnerships with more than a dozen molding-machine manufacturers and, in most cases, the robot controls can be integrated into the IMM controls for simpler set up and operation.

 

This kind of open integration also extends to include turn-key automation systems… molding cells that can involve multiple robots and specialized end-of-arm tooling, plus a variety of feeders, inspection devices, cavity separation, degating/trimming, box filling and other equipment. All of it is customized to meet specific manufacturing objectives. Whether you want a fully engineered system, tested, delivered and installed by Sepro, or you only need some advice and a few key components, you are in the driver’s seat and can decide what is right for your application.

 

EXPERIENCE FULL CONTROL

At Sepro, control is a product we sell… the Visual control that our customers use to control their robots. More than that, it is also a promise that has driven us to expand our portfolio of robots and related services; it is a commitment to do whatever we can to help you improve your operations and find successful solutions to process challenges. We invite you to experience full control… of your robots, of your process, of your company, of your future and ours.  

A Message from Sepro America, LLC

Company Profile

Sepro has been an important name in automation in North America for 20 years and is the global #1 supplier of robots for injection-molding machines over 1000 tons.

What is the X Factor in Robots & Automation?

The red X in the model names of Sepro’s 5- and 6-axis robots stands for many things, among them: Speed Accuracy Power Flexibility User-friendliness The X also indicates that these high-performance robots give you two or three extra axes of motion beyond the basic 3-axis Cartesian configuration, enabling them to do more to improve your productivity.

As Seen In Plastics Technology

Fakuma Exhibitors Drop Out as Covid-19 Impacts 2020 Plans
Engel joins KraussMaffei, Wittmann Battenfeld and Sepro Group as major injection molding centered exhibitors who have announced they will be skipping the injection-oriented event or curtailing their presence.

Sepro America to Offer Virtual Robot Training
Free training webinars made available to its customers using online meeting systems.

Bigger, Faster, Lower-Cost Robots at K 2019
Three, four, five and six axes; high speed and high payload capacities; low-cost models; and collaborative robots made news at K. There were also QMC systems and AGVs.

More Milestones for EVCO Plastics
Custom injection molder is adding floorspace, machine capacity, and contract manufacturing capabilities at multiple plants in the U.S. and Mexico.

How does injection molding relate to plastics recycling and reuse? K 2019 will provide some answers.

K 2019 Preview: Injection Molding Goes for the ‘Green’
‘Circular Economy’ joins Industry 4.0 as common themes of injection molding exhibits in Düsseldorf.

Six-axis articulated-arm robots get their name from the six distinct rotations that allow it to grip an object at almost any angle and at almost any point within its reach.

AUTOMATION—PART 2 When to Consider Six-Axis Articulated-Arm Robots
Extraordinary versatility suits articulated-arm robots to a wide variety of operations, from loading inserts and unloading parts to decorating, assembly and testing. They also pair well with Cartesian robots. Many mounting options and improved speed and ease of programming add to their flexibility.

Sepro robot controls are now integrated with Fanuc injection press controls.

Injection Molding: Sepro Robot Controls Integrated With Fanuc Roboshot Machines
Program and operate the robot from the press controller.

Juergen van Holland (l.), president of Universal Robots, signing deal with Jean-Michel Renaudeau, CEO of Sepro Group.

Robot & Cobot Makers Are Pairing Up
Sepro adds its Visual controls to UR collaborative robots.

Molding 2019 Robots and automation

The Automated Molding Shop Is Here; Are You Ready?
Robotic installation records are being smashed the world over, making it likely that your competitors (here and abroad) are automating—are you up on the latest technologies and best practices?

Sepro S5-25 robot has vertical stroke 50% faster than the standard S5-25.

Injection Molding: Faster Robots & Cobots
Sepro introduces S5-25 Speed Cartesian model and Seprobot collaborative solution for standard robots.

Two injection molding cells each include three Sepro linear robots operating together with Arburg vertical injection molding machines.

Simplicity Conquers Complexity in Automotive Molding Cells
Six-axis robots are often recommended for complex automation cells, but here’s an example of how cost-effective, three-axis linear robots can be up to the task.

GeKu of Germany

NPE2018: Robots & Automation Tackle Increasing Complexity
Exhibitors highlighted brute strength, complex automation cells, wireless networking, new controls features, and “collaborative” applications. Automated one-minute mold change was another attraction.

Arburg assembly cell using linear and articulated robots

More Automation = More Capable Robots
More complex automation tasks require use of six-axis robots, often in combination with linear robots, as well as use of machine vision, SCARA robots, and collaborative types.

Smartphone interface for Yushin's new Intu Line

Robots Play a Role in Industry 4.0
Robots are gaining the ability to monitor their internal systems for remote troubleshooting and predictive maintenance. They also are reporting production data.

Jean-Michel Renaudeau, CEO of Sepro Group

Global Player in Robots Puts More of Its Chips on North America
Sepro has global distribution but North America is its biggest growth market. It is manufacturing here for the first time.

overview of Industry 4.0 from VDMA

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: The ‘4.0’ Revolution
Injection and blow molding and robot suppliers are making Industry 4.0 the most prevalent theme of the show.

Industry 4.0 explained by VDMA

Injection Molding at NPE2018: A Showplace for the ‘Smart Factory’
In Orlando, you’ll glimpse the future, and it’s automated and interconnected. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways for plants of all sizes to get in on these trends.

Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot 500

Really Big Machines Dominate Milacron Booth
The largest machine at this NPE—or any NPE to date—is Milacron’s new 2250-ton Cincinnati machine. Not to mention the massive platen of a 6600-tonner now under construction, also on view.

Sepro 7X-45 injection molding robot

Sepro Features Its First ‘Made-in-America’ Robot
Sepro America is now building large robots in the U.S., including this 7X-45 five-axis unit.

Absolute Haitian shows Zhafir Jenius Series injection molding machine

New Electric & Hybrid Injection Machines, and a ‘Sneak Peek’ at More to Come
Absolute Haitian unveils new Jenius Series, plus enhanced versions of the Mars, Venus and Zeres lines. 

Sepro 6X-140

Injection Molding: New Small 6-Axis Robot
Sepro introduces models from Yaskawa-Motoman for injection molding presses up to 500 tons.

Product Categories of Sepro America, LLC

Assembly Robots and EOAT
Automation/Systems Integration
General Purpose Robots and EOAT
Part or Sprue Removal Robots and EOAT

Trade Names

5X Line
6X Visual
7X Line
KIT Tooling
S5 Line
S7 Line
Strong
Success
Touch 2
Visual 2
Visual 3