Press Release Summary:
Products mount to articulating (5-axis) or cartesian (3-axis) robots to offer air and vacuum circuits to End-of-Arm Tooling. Equipped with universal mounting plate, Valve Boxes adapt to individual applications. Using 24 Vdc I/O's from robot, units are offered with 24 Vdc solenoid valves, vacuum ejectors and valves, and air regulators. Incorporated vacuum check valve keeps parts secured in case of temporary loss of power or air.
Original Press Release:
Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT/Gripper) Valve Boxes
XENIA, Ohio (October 21, 2002), >SAS< Automation, the leader in robotic end-of-arm tooling and degating equipment introduces their new line of Robotic Valve Boxes. Recognizing the need for standard cost effective air and vacuum circuits for most articulating (5-axis) or cartesian (3-axis) robots, >SAS< has stepped up to the challenge by developing Valve Boxes that will mount directly to the robot and offer air and vacuum circuits to the End-of-Arm Tooling. Equipped with a universal mounting plate which is modifiable to fit your robot, the Valve Boxes are easily adapted to your application. Using 24 VDC I/O's from the robot, >SAS's< Valve Boxes makes it easier then ever to get a grip! Standard Robotic Valve Box models start at $2,410.00
Valve Box Key Features:
o 24 VDC solenoid valves
o Vacuum ejectors & valves
o Air regulator, used to achieve maximum Vacuum levels
o Vacuum check valve, keeps the parts secured, in cases of temporary loss of power or air.
o 24 VDC vacuum confirmation switches, for part detection.
o Vacuum blow-off solenoid valves, both controls the check valves and blows compressed air through the vacuum cups to release part quicker.
o Extra wiring terminals, allow EOAT sensors to be wired through the Valve Box to the Robot.
o Smart junction boards, used for robotic interfacing and effective troubleshooting. Includes LEDs to monitor I/O's and power supply.
o Quick disconnect fittings for plumbing and electrical wiring, make the boxes adaptable to different EOAT's and Robots.
About >SAS< Automation, Ltd.
With over 1,000 components to choose from, >SAS< is the world's largest supplier of EOAT components & gripper systems. >SAS< manufactures "get a grip!", distributes "nip it!" Nile sprue nipper line, and "GRIP IT!" Asian chucking/gripper line. Specialists in robotic end-of-arm tooling and gripper systems, sprue nippers, CNC degating systems for manufacturing and plastics industries. >SAS< Automation opened a German office in 2001 to serve European markets. Sales/support to USA, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.