IPF show: Robot series boosts environmental credentials

11/14/2011

Robot supplier Yushin Precision Equipment (Kyoto, Japan) graced the recent IPF show in Japan with a take-out solution promising savings in energy and air consumption, plus faster part removal times to boot.

The YC/YC II Series for injection machines of 80-450 tonnes clamping force has undergone mechanical component design optimization that has reduced the weight of moving components by a total of 34.1 kg. The end result is that smaller servomotors can then be employed for driving and an energy saving of 26% can be derived versus the company's YA Series robots. Lighter components incorporating carbon fiber reinforced plastic, optimized end-of-arm-tooling (EOTA), and vibration control also enable a reduction in settling time (the time required for EOAT oscillation to attenuate to a set value) from 1 second to 0.28 seconds, which translates to faster cycle time....
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