Official sales launch of SAM-C series
Having unveiled SAM-C last year, K 2022 marks the official sales launch of the series designed for simple handling tasks. To demonstrate the capabilities of this robot series, specifically the ‘Easy Automation’ “handle&place” SAM-C3, ONI (Hall 10, Stand F45) will showcase on an IntElect 75 the manufacturing of a traditional beer glass made from PC using a single tool.
“handle&box” is the company’s next phase of development for standardised automation solutions. Featured at the main Sumitomo (SHI) Demag booth is an IntElect75 with a SAM-C5, including a storage and conveyor system, also developed in-house. Manufacturing components for a DEHNguard ACI surge interrupter on a four-cavity tool, in keeping with the company’s Act! Sustainably principles, all of the components made over the duration of the trade fair will sent to the customer for use in production.
Both SAM-C exhibits exemplify the compactness, low system height and uniform operation that can be attained, notes Schulze.
Outlining another useful feature of the “handle&box” concept, Schulze details that the tool-dependent buffer system is available with or without optional robot removal. Referencing the conveyor belt technology, also designed in-house for standardised industrial containers (KLT small load carriers), Schulze reaffirms that “handle&box” solutions of this nature are especially suitable for injection moulding machines within the 75 to 280 ton clamp force range. “Making it an appealing automation concept that meets the needs of a number of customers,” says the Automation Business Development Director.