The next generation of Conair Group's beam robots, called Generation IV, features an updated mechanical design and a simple but powerful control system, the Pittsburgh company said.
The new ``Visual'' control is now standard on all Conair Sepro robots. Conair beefed up the controller's memory, so it can control up to eight axes of motion simultaneously, and execute on as many as three parallel subroutines. That means, Conair said, the controller has greater ability to control peripheral equipment.
The Visual is easy to understand. Conair said machine operators can create part-unloading cycles, as they are lead through a series of eight simple questions to generate the basic sequence of removing parts or sprues and placing parts on a conveyor.
Another feature, Embedded Program Source (EPS), uses robot cycles from previously written source programs that have been stored in the controller's memory and used as templates.
Direct programming, or the step-by-step creation of a robot cycle from scratch, is another feature.
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