Engel offers automation trade-in incentive for its viper line


If any injection molders are on the face regarding an upgrade to their robotics systems, Engel is hoping to supply a gentle nudge with a new incentive program. From now through Dec. 31, 2013, companies can trade-in any brand of linear robot that is a minimum of three years old, and receive a program rebate on a new viper robot from the Austrian supplier of injection molding and automation technology.

Engel expanded its viper line of servo robots at last fall's Fakuma event in Germany so that they are now available in six sizes, from a nominal load-bearing capacity of 13 lb up to 198 lb.

Engel touts the viper as having light-weight construction through a design that utilizes laser-welded steel sections to keep the robot's so-called dead weight low, which allows the load-bearing capacity to be increased....
Read more