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Fanuc at the Fakuma 2018
The Fakuma highlight from Fanuc Deutschland GmbH, Neuhausen a. d. F., Germany, is the European premiere of its new Roboshot α-S450iA injection molding machine. Until now, this model series has only been available in locking force ranges of 150 to 3000 kN, but now Fanuc has extended the fully electric series to include a 4500 kN version. Four different screw sizes for the two basic injection units offer the high flexibility desired by the market. These machines also feature energy recovery control and torque-dependent dosing control. For a longer lifetime, mold safety and ejection protection functions are also included. The production of connectors for infusion components in a 32-fold mold from Kebo AG will be performed by injection molding this complex geometry for large-scale applications with high demands on precision.
Fanuc will also demonstrate highly automated production in a compact cleanroom production cell. Here an automation module for lateral removal on injection molding machines (model: Plasticmate) from its system partner Robotec Solutions AG will interact with a Fanuc Roboshot α-S100iA injection molding machine. A six-axis robot combined with a linear axis (model: Fanuc LR Mate) removes the molded parts from the variotherm operated mold and together with a CR-7iA robot performs assembly steps in the production cell.
In the so-called IOT Corner, Fanuc will show visitors real time monitoring of defined quality parameters, as well as the order status and state of all machines and the robot cell on the booth – in agreement with recognized industry 4.0 requirements. This live demonstration is realized via a Euromap 77 interface and the MES "TIG authentic".
Fakuma: Hall B3, booth 3211
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