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Turret robot turns left or right.

Turret Robot Turns Left or Right

A new series of top-entry injection molding robots with a turret-style base offers processors the flexibility of removing parts to either side of the press.

Husky Injection Molding Systems, Bolton, Ontario, is offering these robots for use on either its own or other makes of injection machines, and says the increase in flexibility comes at prices comparable to Husky's other top-entry robots.

These turret robots are designed for larger presses and parts. They come in three payload capacities: 55, 165 and 330 lb. They're available with various stroke lengths and with pneumatic, a-c electric, stepper-motor, or servomotor drives.

As a result of the turret motion, the robot covers an arc-shaped work envelope that is larger than a typical robot's work area. With a larger work envelope, there is more opportunity to perform beside-the-press operations, such as automatic hot-stamping, according to Husky.

The new robot series is said to be well suited to removing deep-draw parts from large presses because the stroke of the robot is also used to strip parts from the mold.

The turret robot reportedly also works well with quick-mold-change systems. During mold change, the radial arm is swung clear of the stationary mold face to allow easy access for vertical loading of the mold.

PHOTO : Husky's new turret robot, available for both non-Husky and Husky presses, increases flexibility by enabling parts to be removed to either side of the press. It is said to be well suited to removing deep-draw parts from large presses because the stroke of the robot is also used to strip parts from the mold.
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Title Annotation:Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
Author:Fallon, Michael
Publication:Plastics Technology
Date:Apr 1, 1991
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