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Auxiliary Equipment: Axial robot maximizes floor space usage

In May, visitors to Plast-Ex 2001 had the opportunity to see a demonstration of Conair's axial robot in operation. Instead of having a horizontal beam extending out at a 90 angle from the centreline ...

July 1, 2001   Canadian Plastics



In May, visitors to Plast-Ex 2001 had the opportunity to see a demonstration of Conair’s axial robot in operation. Instead of having a horizontal beam extending out at a 90 angle from the centreline of the molding machine, this axial configuration has the beam extend along the length of the molding machine to release parts at the clamp end. The axial configuration is being specified with increasing frequency as molders look for ways to maximize the use of floor space in the plant. This arrangement frees up space beside the machine so that presses can be installed with less aisle-way between them.

Fifteen robot models in the 3000 series are designed for molding machines ranging from 20 tons to 5,000 tons. They offer a wide range of drive options (up to 5-axis servo) and control options to match every application and budget. The model demonstrated at the show had a payload capacity of just over 44 lb., and a horizontal (axial) stroke of 16.5 feet (5 m). Vertical stroke is 78.7 inches (2 m) and the strip stroke is 37.4 inches (950 mm).

Stephen Sales 905-940-5577


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