New Success 5 Robot from Sepro Offers Big Performance on Small IMMs
The Success 5, the newest and smallest in Sepro Group’s range of economical, general-purpose Cartesian robots for plastics injection molding, delivers precise, 3-axis servo performance in simple pick-and-place and stacking applications.
First announced in late 2016 (along with the S5 Picker, which shares a similar mechanical design), the Success 5 is now available to equip injection-molding machines up to 80 tons. Like all Sepro Success robots, it is equipped with a standard R1 pneumatic (0° – 90°) rotation, but offers an optional R3 rotation (0° – 90° or 0° – 180°).
The standard Success 5 can be configured with horizontal strokes of 1000 or 1500 mm, a 400-mm demolding stroke, a 1000-mm vertical stroke and a 3-kg maximum payload. Other standard features, normally available only on more expensive robots, include:
- Simultaneous motion on all three axes;
- ‘Y-free’ function, which makes it easier to program ejection tracking and saves on gripper costs thanks to its simple design;
- Multiple vacuum and pressure circuits to allow degating, selective part placement and other functions;
- Quick disconnects for fast end-of-arm tooling changeovers;
Standard equipment for the Success 5 also includes Sepro’s Touch 2 control, which features a touch screen and ultra-simple, icon-driven instructions that enable even inexperienced operators to create basic pick-and-place robot cycles. Easy-to-follow on-screen prompts lead the user through the execution of the robot cycle, teaching all relevant robot positions as part of the cycle-development process.
The S5 picker, which was introduced at the K 2016 show in October, is built around the same compact 3-axis linear design as the Success 5 robot, but features a simple sprue gripper. The S5 picker can be supplied optionally with an R1 wrist rotation and can be fitted with simple end-of-arm tooling. This compact, fast-cycling picker operates entirely within the footprint of the injection molding machine or, optionally, can be configured to evacuate sprues or small parts outside the IMM footprint.
|SUCCESS 5 SPECIFICATIONS|
|Mold Clamping Force (Metric Tons)||20-80|
|Horizontal Stroke (mm)||1000-1500|
|Max. Instantaneous Speed – Horizontal (m/sec)||2|
|Strip Stroke (mm)||400|
|Max. Instantaneous Speed – Strip (m/s)||2|
|Direct Vertical Arm||ü|
|Vertical stroke (mm)||1000|
|Max. Instantaneous Speed – Vertical (m/s)||3|
|Max. Load – Parts & EOAT (kg)||3|
|R1 Pneumatic Rotation (0-90°)||ü|
|Part gripping — Vacuum and/or pressure circuit||1|
|Compact Beam-Mounted Control Cabinet||ü|
|Touch 2 control (Visual 2, option)||ü|
|R3 Pneumatic Rotation (0-90-180°)||Option|