July 18, 2014
Schuler has introduced the Crossbar Robot 4.0, used to transfer parts from one stage of a press line to the next. It can remove up to four parts at a time from the die, change their orientation as necessary, and place them directly into the next die. The robot is suitable for automating conventional mechanical and hydraulic press lines, for loading and unloading, and for retrofitting existing lines.
A modified drive system with two motors and new transmission has boosted the robot’s speed — in can convey up to 15 parts/min. — and cut its weight in half. The maximum load (including tooling) remains at 198.42 lbs.