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New Generation of Servo Robots

Source: Engel Canada
New Generation of Servo Robots
With a powerfully enhanced control system ... a redesigned, compact structure … and more models … the new E-Series Robot from Engel establishes a benchmark for performance and value. The E-series ro
With a powerfully enhanced control system ... a redesigned, compact structure … and more models … the new E-Series Robot from Engel establishes a benchmark for performance and value. The E-series robots are designed to integrate with any brand of injection molding machine.

The control system on the new E-series is based on a 64-bit RISC-based controller, upgraded from the previous industry-leading 32-bit architecture. This upgraded processing capacity further increases the precision of the E-series, with repeatability of +/- 0.002". The E-series offers up to 6 independently programmable servo-driven axes - 3 linear and 3 rotational - and the controller has the processing power to deliver simultaneous motion along all 6 servo axes. This gives the molder total flexibility in setting up his automation sequence.

Engel offers a host of intuitive software for the E-series, including a menu-driven interface with a library of standard sequences and "teach" programming. An added advantage when mounting the E-series robot on an Engel machine, is the ability to set up the robot through the machine control, as well as storing both machine and robot programs together on one floppy disc.

For non-Engel machines, the E-series comes with the new HT511 pendant controller, delivering hand-held portability and brilliant graphics on a top-of-the-line 640x400 VGA electro-luminescent display. The 64-bit RISC-based CPU is integrated into this hand-held terminal.

The E-series control system also offers two CAN fieldbus ports, allowing the molder to easily tie upstream and downstream automation into the robot control system for a completely automated cell.

A more compact design, the new E-series reduces the basic lengths of the linear arms without compromising available stroke. This is especially important for molders in facilities with restricted height and floor space. By rationalizing the basic design of the robot, Engel has also been able to significantly reduce the cost of these servo robots, a cost-saving the company is passing on to customers.

The E-series comes in 3 models: the standard ERC-E servo robot, available in sizes for molding machines from 28 to 6000 US tons; the high speed ERC-EH servo robot for machines from 28 to 300 US tons, and the cost-effective ERC-EA robot with asynchronous vector drive (AC motor) technology for machines from 28 to 300 US tons. The ERC-EA offers speed and precision close to conventional servo performance at substantially reduced cost.

Engel offers the industry's broadest range of robots for injection molding applications - from a complete line of pneumatic linear robots and sprue-pickers, to ultra-versatile, 6 axis servo robots. Engel was the first injection molding machine manufacturer to offer linear servo robots, and continues to lead robot technology with its advanced RISC-based distributed-intelligence control systems. Engel robots are designed, built, and integrated at dedicated automation plants in Dietach, Austria, and Guelph, Canada.

Engel Canada, 545 Elmira Rd.. Tel: 519-836-0220; Fax: 519-836-3714.