Two new handling systems for higher force ranges now complement the range of YZ standard systems. The EPS giga YZ and the EPS tera YZ are simultaneously designed for high payloads and fast, precise applications.
While the EPS giga YZ can apply 255 Newton press-in forces, the slightly larger EPS tera YZ can apply 1024 Newton.
The new boom systems are ideal for moving high payloads. The EPS giga YZ moves up to 15 kilograms and the EPS tera YZ up to 20 kilograms. In a 1.5-second pick & place cycle, for example, the systems move a payload of 10 kilograms by 100 millimeters on the Y axis and 100 millimeters on the Z axis. The gripping time of 2 x 100 milliseconds is already included.
The YZ rigidity is responsible for the high precision of the systems, which is achieved by an optimized slide contour of the individual axes.
But the height of the payload does not influence the accuracy of up to +/-0.02 millimeters, however. Standard weight compensation is available for Z-strokes of up to 500 millimeters, which ensures even shorter cycle times.
Another highlight is the very narrow width of the new handling systems. At just 180 millimeters, the energy chain, the optional external distance measuring system and the weight compensation are all taken into account.
With a Z-stroke of 500 millimeters including the energy chain, the EPS tera YZ is also probably the lowest in its class.
Like the other handling systems from Afag, the two powerful new products – from the console up to the gripper jaws – are delivered completely wired and tubed. The design, including cycle time guarantee and test runs before delivery, guarantees the optimum functionality of the systems.
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