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Objects of Interest: November 2008

Heavy-Duty RobotFANUC Robotics America's (www.fanucrobotics.com) M-2000iA heavy-duty robot has a vertical lifting stroke of 6.2 m and a maximum payload of 1,200 kg, making it ideal for transferring heavy items, including car bodies and automotive frames.

Heavy-Duty Robot
FANUC Robotics America's (www.fanucrobotics.com) M-2000iA heavy-duty robot has a vertical lifting stroke of 6.2 m and a maximum payload of 1,200 kg, making it ideal for transferring heavy items, including car bodies and automotive frames. The 6-axis design features a rigid arm and what is said to be the strongest wrist in the business. The robot features built-in vision and force sensing to facilitate operations.


Wire EDM System
GF AgieCharmilles'(www.gfac.com/us) FI440CCS wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) system is capable of machining a variety of materials with various wire diameters; it has a maximum cutting rate of 38-in./hr.2 and can handle workpieces up to 47.2 in. x 27.6 in. x 15.75 in. and 3,307 lb. It features both a high-speed threading system and a collision-protection system.


Dual Swivel Scissor-Type Saw
DoALL Sawing Products' (www.doall.com) SM-15D dual swivel scissor-type saw features a two-piece cast-iron saw head that can swivel 60° right and left for miter cutting, with the ability to cut 11-in. rounds and 15-in. x 10-in. rectangles at 90°. The 3-hp band motor features infinitely adjustable VFD band speed control from 50 to 400 fpm.


Vacuum Pump
Designed for energy-efficient handling operations, PIAB's (www.piab.com) P5010 vacuum pump features two base pumps and aluminum interfaces with optional air-saving function and automated vacuum management control for remote operation and improved troubleshooting. The modular design allows for easy installation and removal


Video-Based Inspection System
L.S. Starrett's (www.starrett.com) Galileo KineMic video-based inspection system includes a 6-1 magnification range with a programmable magnification range from 2x and 0.5x zoom with auxiliary lenses. LED illumination is provided with a remote dimmer control and a high-resolution color video camera with 1/3 in. color CCD offers 768H x 494V resolution. The 15-in. monitor provides video magnification with a programmable range of 34x to 215x and a 13 in. monitor at 22x to 142x.


Galvo Laser Engraving System
Epilog Laser's (www.epiloglaser.com) open-architecture FiberMark G1 galvo non-contact laser engraving system operates on any Windows-based software with the capability of engraving on nearly any metal surface. Available in 10-, 20-, 30-, or 50-W pulsed output levels, the G1 has an engraving area of 4.5 in. x 4.5 in. and 1,200 dpi engraving resolution.


Rack-Based CNC Controller
Capable of processing up to 16.8 blocks of data per minute, Mitsubishi Electric's (www.meau.com) C70 CNC racked-based controller module can manage up to 16 axes and up to seven program paths simultaneously, with the capability to interface with more than 4,000 I/O, which makes it ideal for transfer machine and similar applications. The C70 is based on Mitsubishi's iQ automation software platform, which delivers PLC, motion control, HMI, robotic control and CNC connectivity on a single platform