With a maximum payload of 1,102 pounds (500 kg), the PL500 robot from Yaskawa America Inc. Motoman Robotics Division (Dayton, OH) efficiently enables a variety of palletizing applications, order picking and other logistical tasks for end-of-line or distribution automation.
Designed with parallel-link construction and heavy-duty bearings to easily manage large, unbalanced loads, the robot features extremely fast axis speeds and acceleration to reduce cycle times for increased production. Internally routed airlines and electric cables maximize reliability, while a 60-mm pass-through on the T-axis enables easy connection to end-of-arm tooling.
- Horizontal reach: 124 inches (3,159 mm)
- Vertical reach: 119 inches (3,024 mm)
- Repeatability: ±0.5
- Controller: YRC1000
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The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.
Crawford Co., Seaberg Industries Complete Purchase Agreement
As of Oct 2., Seaberg Industries, a manufacturer of metal fabricated and precision machined parts, components, and assemblies, will operate as part of Crawford Co.’s fabrication division.
Virtual Trade Show to Unveil Latest Mitutoyo Technologies
On Oct. 20-23, Mitutoyo America Corp., together with some of its U.S. Solution Centers, will combine live demos, education and interactive tools to engage customers and distributors. Titan Gilroy, CEO of the industrial and corporate education platform, Titans of CNC, kicks off the event.