ACS Group's Automation Engineering unit in Milwaukee has introduced two sprue picker robots — the XS and YS series
XS sprue pickers come in a full line ranging from 550-950 millimeter vertical strokes, designed for large-tonnage injection molding machines. Ninety-degree wrist rotation is standard on all XS robots.
YS robots come in 550-850mm vertical stroke. A single-stage vertical arm gives simple, lower-cost parts picking.
Both models offer a 6-pound payload capacity. They have a programmable controller that contains 10 standard pre-programmed sequences, with room for 10 more designed by the user. Another standard feature: a patented sprue gripper that uses a pneumatic pressure switch for sprue verification, which ACS said eliminates the need to constantly readjust the sprue verification switch.
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