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Robots & Automation (September 01, 2010)

Control module for I/M machines, downstream work cells The completely revised TruePath path planning module from Wittmann has been introduced with the R8 control, and is optimized for the typical needs of robot movements related to the...


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September 1, 2010 by Canadian Plastics



Control module for I/M machines, downstream work cells

The completely revised TruePath path planning module from Wittmann has been introduced with the R8 control, and is optimized for the typical needs of robot movements related to the injection molding machine or downstream work cell requirements.

The SmartRemoval function monitors all relevant processes in a parallel and anticipatory way, regardless of whether the actions are performed by the robot or by the machine. The software calculates the optimal removal process in communication with the machine control. The mold opening movement is used as the computation base for calculating the acceleration of the kick-stroke, resulting in a shortening of the part removal times of up to 15 per cent.

The EcoMode function reduces energy consumption and noise level. The control analyzes the actual cycle time and the holding time above the mold, with speed and acceleration outside of the mold area reduced to minimize the holding time of the robot during the following cycle.

Wittmann Canada Inc. (Richmond Hill, Ont.); www.wittmann-canada.com ; 1-866-466-8266

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