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Engel expands viper range of linear robots.

Engel Austria recently expanded its linear robot series with the addition of the 'Viper 120', which, with a nominal load-bearing capacity of 120kg, is said to be the largest linear robot in its competitive field.

Now available in seven sizes (from a nominal load-bearing capacity of 6kg upwards), Engel states the linear robots in its current Viper generation are ideally suited to automation tasks in the injection moulding field whilst also ensuring very high clamping forces. With a mould takeoff stroke of 3000mm and a reach of 3550mm, Engel believes the Viper 120 is reaching new heights in linear robotics.

Engel states common characteristics across the Viper series of robots include maximum stability, dynamism and ease of use combined with lightness. The robots are said to benefit from an innovative design that utilises laser-welded steel sections to keep the dead weight of the robots low, enabling the load-bearing capacity to be raised.

Smart software packages are said to reduce the structure-borne vibration of the robots--even with longer axis dimensions--and optimise their movement and dynamic values, resulting in enhanced efficiency. Engel states the Viper robots therefore make a crucial contribution towards the reduction of cycle times and the increase of productivity for a range of applications, whilst also demonstrating their high level of energy efficiency.

Engel states it has significantly increased its sales and market shares in the linear robotics range since introducing the viper series at Fakuma 2009.


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Publication:British Plastics & Rubber
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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