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Objects of Interest: July 2008

Gantry RobotsDENSO’s (www.densorobotics.com) XR-Series four-axis gantry robots combine a ceiling-mounted flexible SCARA robot with a long-stroke Cartesian robot to reduce floor space by up to 40% than conventional SCARA designs.

Gantry Robots

DENSO’s (www.densorobotics.com) XR-Series four-axis gantry robots combine a ceiling-mounted flexible SCARA robot with a long-stroke Cartesian robot to reduce floor space by up to 40% than conventional SCARA designs. With a reach of 200 mm to 300 mm and an X-axis stroke of 850 mm to 1,660 mm, the robots can perform in a cycle time of 0.53 seconds with a repeatability rate of ± 0.015 mm; payload capacity is 3 kg.

 

Large Part CMM Fixture

XTensions from R&R Sales & Engineering (www.cmmfixture.com) are designed to handle large parts on a CMM. The aluminum uprights are added to the existing R&R fixturing components to provide a rigid, yet lightweight structure for ease in placing and removing parts during operation.

 

Calibration Tools

FasTest’s (www.fastestinc.com) FasCal Kit features a patented pressure-assisted grip-and-seal technology that the company says creates leak-tight connections while eliminating thread damage that can occur using sealants and wrenches. Each kit contains three male and three female connectors of common size—1/4, 3/8 and 1/2-in.—rated at 5,000 psi.

 

Forming Taps

OSG’s (www.osgtool.com) Form Taps displace, as opposed to remove, work material to reduce chip-packing. Compared to cut threads, forming taps are said to produce smoother and stronger threads at faster speeds, while lasting up to 50% longer than cut taps.

 

Handheld Barcode Reader

Pepperl+Fuchs (www.am.pepperl-fuchs.com) MAH120 Handheld Barcode Imager is capable of reading all 1D and 2D barcodes, as well as many other symbologies. Equipped with a wide angle lens capable of point-and-shoot omni-directional applications, it can withstand multiple drops of up to 6 ft. onto concrete and operate in temperatures ranging from 32o to 122o F

 

Vision Sensor

SICK’s (www.sickusa.com) Inspector Vision Sensor is capable of verifying product quality and assembly no matter the orientation or angle the product comes down the assembly line. Offering a 384 x 384 resolution and an IP 67 metal housing, the inspector comes with a integrated dome light for high-quality image output, while a simple pass/fail output assures only acceptable products are approved.

 

Surface Finish Gage

Designed to measure multiple small parts, such as gears, fuel injector components or inner/outer bearings, Mahr Federal’s (www.mahr.com) new surface finish gage uses a fully self-contained lazy susan-type staging table to accommodate up to eight measuring stations with a fixed measuring device that can measure different characteristics of the part without having to replicate the system each time a part is measured.

 

Carbide End Mills

Primary Cutter’s (www.supermill.com) Supermill all-purpose carbide end mills with corner radius feature full eccentric relief and variable pitch with 35o helix, available in four flute styles. Sizes range from 1/8 to 1 in. with radius sizes from 0.10 to 0.125-in.; standard coatings include aluminum titanium nitride and aluminum chromium nitrid