PlasticsToday attempted to track down the K Show's fastest robot last week in Dusseldorf, and we think we found it. A souped-up version of Yushin Precision Equipment's HSA series servo traverse take-out robot with a cycle as fast as 0.23 seconds. The HGSA-150 robot was demonstrated removing approximately 1-g parts from a 16-cavity tool.
When the robot debuted at K 2010, it was cycling at 0.32 seconds. Further refinements to the control software, however, have enabled to the robot to work even faster. A velocity control algorithm minimizes vibration under fast cycling, allowing precise take-out.