Robotic EOAT targets packaging and palletizing.

Press Release Summary:

Multi-function end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) can pick and place wide variety of shapes including bags, bottles, cans, and boxes. With 250 lb. capacity, tooling eliminates changeovers, can pick up and move empty pallet and load cartons on pallet, palletize and insert slip sheets, secure parts from mold, and adjust centerline of products for immediate packaging. Vacuum zoning has special cups to handle porous surfaces such as corrugated cartons.

Original Press Release:

SAS Automation, introduces EOAT - for Packaging

XENIA, OHIO (April 1, 2005) - SAS Automation introduces new line of multi-function, robotic end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) specifically for packaging and palletizing applications.

SAS addresses the challenges faced by packaging processors with robotic end-of-arm tooling that can pick and place a wide variety of shapes (bags, bottles, cans and boxes) from a single EOAT. Heavy loads up to 250 # with proper robot are handled easily with this tooling. Only SAS Automation provides a modular component based system for all makes of robots, all types of packaging. Their unique service van can design and built a tool on your production floor.

Multi-function EOAT:
o Eliminates changeovers
o Pick-up and move empty pallet and load cartons on pallet
o Palletize and insert slip sheets
o Secure parts from a mold, adjust centerline of products for immediate packaging
o Generic gripper arms designed to handle various diameter sizes with the same tool

Vacuum Zoning:
o Pick up various product shapes w/o changing EOAT.
o Special cups to handle more porous surfaces such as corrugated cartons.
o One tool can be designed to pick up 9 different carton configurations.
o Vacuum cups work in conjunction with air cylinders to stabilize loads for high speed applications.

About SAS Automation - ISO 9001:2000 registered
SAS is a leading supplier of modular EOAT components & robotic gripper systems - capable of servicing any part and any robot. SAS manufactures in the USA "get a grip!", and distributes "nip it!" Nile sprue nipper line, and "GRIP IT!" Asian chucking/gripper line. Specialists in robotic end-of-arm tooling & gripper systems, sprue nippers, CNC degating and Insert Molding tooling for manufacturing, packaging and plastics industries. Sales and support to USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

SAS Automation, Ltd.
1200 S. Patton St.
Xenia, OH 45385 USA
Ph: (937) 372-5255
Fax: (937) 372-5555


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