Assembly Machines

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Machinery & Machining Tools

Component Feeding System handles small and SMT parts.

January 27, 2015

With 134 x 152 mm footprint that maximizes lane capacity, StripFeeder System Mini loads short (2–4 in.) strips of tape-and-reel components onto compact modules for prototyping and high-mix, low-volume applications. Removable rails can be mounted to accommodate array of tape sizes in same feeder, and design holds components securely in machined tracks to prevent parts from being miss-picked, flipped in pocket, or lost. Rails can be removed to accommodate components up to 120 mm tape width. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drop-in Replacement Actuators meet machine builders' requirements.

November 26, 2014

Offered in 6 bore sizes with 10 stroke lengths, field-repairable Optimax® Series OCG Round Body Pneumatic Cylinders feature drop-in imperial mounting to match global standard. Cushions reduce end of travel impact. Offered in 5 bore sizes with up to 7 travel lengths, Optimax Series OSX Light Duty Pneumatic Thruster Slides have drop-in metric mounting to match global standard. Shock pads reduce end of travel impact.  Both actuators comes standard with magnets for switch sensing capability. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Customizable HTCI Machine offers plug-and-play operation.

November 13, 2014

Along with structural steel tubing frame, Trinetics Model 4500 HOT TOOL-COLD INSERT (HTCI) machine features 7 in. touchscreen TFT display. XYZ adjustment for insert placement is pre-programmed into HMI touch panel, which interfaces with servo-controlled positioning table and servo linear slide. Insert placement accuracy is programmable to ±0.0015 in.; max travel is 27 x 27 in. travel, with up to 10 in. vertical window for high-depth parts; and insert to insert cycle time is ~ 3 to 6 sec. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Force Sensing Package suits precision assembly applications.

September 10, 2014

With 6-axis force sensor that can detect 3 translational forces and 3 axial moments, MotoFit™ alters robot's position based on force encountered to align/assemble parts. Touching, fitting, and inserting are combined to provide automatic precision fits of mating surfaces of 10–100 µm. High-speed fits up to 20 mm deep with h7/H7 tolerance can be done in 5 sec. Additional components include communication board, power supply box, robot mounting flange adapter, and Engineering Support Tool software. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Fasteners & Hardware

Robotic Screw Fastening System reduces labor and improves QC.

September 9, 2014

Screw fastening system is built around Janome desktop, 3- or 4-axis robot that comes in 5 models with working areas from 200 x 200 mm to 510 x 600 mm and repeatable accuracy of ±0.01 mm. In addition to accommodating choice of drivers, system is available with several screw feeder options. Programming of screw tightening conditions is facilitated via remote teaching pendant with 7-line screen, and robot can store up to 255 programs in resident memory card. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Material Handling Robots offer 700 or 900 mm reach.

September 8, 2014

Designed with no offset in axis two, IRB 1200 Series delivers long stroke that allows robot to be placed close to work piece and still be functional. Standard variants include 700 mm reach model with payload up to 7 kg, and 900 mm model with payload up to 5 kg. Both can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection optional. With Ethernet port, 4 air ducts, and 10 customer signals, robots can be integrated with other equipment. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Automation System increases assembly accuracy and efficiency.

August 1, 2014

Outfitted with Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity via smart sensors, actuators, and cameras, scalable Universal Box Build (UBB) system assembles large format products such as servers, switches, and storage systems. Full automation promotes productivity and efficiency on factory floor, shortens time-to-manufacturing, and increases output yield quality. Real-time video and data streaming lets engineers and customers remotely analyze data for improvement and predictability. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools

Single-Beam PCB Mounter offers speeds up to 9,000 cph.

June 25, 2014

Implementing Hitachi's Overdrive technology, SIGMA G5JS enables full utilization of both front and rear resources via single placement head. Head can be either high-speed for up to 44 mm square single shot recognition, or multifunction for handling variety of both SMT and through-hole components. High-speed head is rated at 37,500 cph, while multi-function head is rated at 7,000–9,000 cph for chip components, excluding PCB transition time of approximately 2 sec. Read More