Arburg GmbH + Co. of Lossburg, Germany, showed a new variety of its Multilift robot, the HV, at the Fakuma show, held late last year.
The Multilift HV blends features of the existing Multilift version H, with horizontal gripping, and the V version, with vertical gripping.
The HV has an overhead gantry for the longitudinal and lateral axes. The robot is mounted transversely to the machine axis, and gripping is done horizontally from the back of the machine.
The HV can lift parts weighing 44 pounds.
The robot has five axes of motion, four of them driven by servo-electric power. That gives faster operation, because two axes of motion can operate at the same time.
Arburg's U.S. headquarters, Arburg Inc., is based in Newington, Conn.
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