Logic One Robots of Addison, Ill., unveiled its SIMPLE gantry robot controls that allow older pneumatic and electric robots to be retrofitted to improve speed and positioning repeatability.
SIMPLE stands for Sequential Inverter-Induction Motor Plain-Logic Electric. Logic One designed the controls for small and midsize molders that do not employ automation engineers. The unit uses Allen-Bradley programmable logic controllers and U.S.-made, off-the-shelf components.
The controls are suited for applications in which an existing robot is rebuilt to boost performance.
Logic One also released the PLC+2 controller with DS-INDRO technology, which stands for induction motor-inverter drive operation, to increase the speed of the induction motor.
In other news:
* Logic One has teamed up with Cincinnati Automation Ltd. of Erlanger, Ky., to develop vision equipment to inspect plastic parts automatically. The system can verify the presence of mold inserts or other features, and the correct part size or color. It also can detect flash and short shots and do sorting and counting.
* Officials announced that Logic One now is offering to rebuild AEC-brand Interceptor, Sterltech and Phaser robots, and Sterltech Meteor robots, to use PC-based controls.
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