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Aluminum End Effectors Lighten the Load on Press-Tending Robots

Wednesday, January 01, 2014
 

Responding to industry needs for faster and more efficient automated pressroom stamping lines, DE-STA-CO, Auburn Hills, MI, introduces the Accelerate collection of lightweight end-of-arm automation tooling. The end effectors reportedly are as much as 50 percent lighter than their predecessors, translating into production-line speed gains of 25 to 30 percent. Also, the lightweight end effectors improve ergonomics, resulting in higher worker-safety ratings.

Accelerate tooling is of high-strength aircraft-grade aluminum, allowing minimum wall thickness and overall weight without sacrificing strength and allowing stampers to maximize load-carrying capacity. This approach also eliminates the need to use more expensive, longer-lead-time materials such as carbon fiber.

Accelerate components also have trimmer, more elegant shapes than their predecessors. Greater flexibility provided by CNC machines, tooling and fixtures let DE-STA-CO contour the components to eliminate unnecessary bulkiness and weight. Further weight savings come from specifying thin-wall extruded tube instead of heavier solid bars or thicker-wall tubing.

De-Sta-Co: 888/337-8226; www.destaco.com

 

See also: DE-STA-CO

Related Enterprise Zones: Automation, Tool & Die


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