Automation and robotics to make waves at K2016

  • With the focus on Industry 4.0 at the show this year, Arburg will present a smart factory linking a vertical Allrounder 375V, a Freeformer and a seven-axis robot. A number of its exhibits will have robots, from simple pickers to six-axis robots featuring the Selogica user interface and complex turnkey systems. A new Multilift robot will also be introduced.

  • Engel will introduce a four-axis Scara robot, an extension of the easix line, which previously consisted of six-axis models. Advantages are higher speed at lower cost for pick-and-place, stacking, and palletising. Based on Staubli hardware, it can be integrated with Engel’s CC300 machine controller. Also new is a servosprue picker based on the e-pic robot from 2014. It combines a linear vertical axis with a vertical swivel arm, but has no horizontal axis like the e-pic. Instead, it rotates up to 110 degrees on its pedestal.

  • KraussMaffei will highlight its expanded APC (Adaptive Process Control) Plus, which detects process fluctuations caused by changing ambient conditions or fluctuating viscosity, and takes measures. It is now suitable for multi-component moulding and LSR, as well as provides new features, such as taking into account specific behaviours of raw materials. In terms of robots, it will have a new linear robot LRX TwinZ for complex stack mould applications, the servopicker SPX 10, as well as a mobile industrial robot integrated with Multisubmit control function.

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