Because the label is charged outside the mould, the EOAT
needs no high voltage connections, simplifying the design.
Whatever the EOAT
employed, it is critical that the combined weight of the tooling, the gripped component and ancillaries such as vacuum generators do not exceed the machine's payload capacity or create an unacceptable increase in cycle times, which is where our spreadsheet calculations come into play.
For example, due to its inclusion of heavier materials and sturdier EOAT
, an insert application on a 500-ton press might require a 55- to 75-lb robot payload capacity when all payload sizing criteria are calculated--even though the plastic parts themselves weigh only 2 lb.
A new feature in the Giga series is EOAT
with ability to weigh parts to [+ or -] 1.
The robot EOAT
then pushes the loaded case onto an exit conveyor; the case may be sealed manually, or secondary-closing systems can be integrated.
These profiles, brackets, arms, and clamps are interchangeable with >S<-style components--giving EOAT
engineers and builders more options while designing their toolings.
The M-6iB/6S Solution Arm and M-6iB/2HS Solution Arm variants feature a new hollow wrist and pre-engineered EOAT
de) will show something unusual--a weighing system that mounts on the robot EOAT
to detect short or damaged parts or missing inserts during the cycle.
Other features include digital AC servos with encoders on three axes; one vacuum and one pressure circuit each with part detection; 12 spare inputs and outputs; and EOAT
quick disconnects for all electrical and pneumatic connections.
Powered by Allen-Bradley controls and drives, these units come with two pressure and two vacuum circuits with confirmation sensors, tool-less quick-change EOAT
clamp, and fully teachable touchscreen pendant (see right).
Many issues with molder automation can be solved through unique EOAT
beyond the vacuum cup.
The modular construction of the system enables it to be optionally equipped with one insert and removal EOAT
for single-face molds or with two horizontal axes for stack molds.