Yushin America Inc. has introduced a new series of takeout robots that have the strength and horsepower to automate the extraction of large, heavy molded parts for automobiles, appliances and industrial equipment.
The MKA-2000S and its end-of-arm tool can handle payloads up to 110 pounds (50 kilograms).
The new robot works on molding machines with 1,500 tons of clamping force or more. Yushin built it with a three-axis, Cartesian-style traverse robot that has a movable kick beam and a two-stage telescopic vertical arm. A wrist unit also can be added for precision control and motion similar to an articulated six-axis robot.
In tests and in production plants, the new robot reduces takeout time by 17 percent and cycle times by 10 percent compared with previous larger models, the company website says.